Fino Chocolates at Holiday Gifts & Goods

Who sparked your love of making?

I don’t think it was a person as much as it was tasting fine chocolate while in Germany in the 1990s. I was amazed at how much better and different from the standard commercial chocolate it was. Since then I tried many types of chocolate and think of how it is made.

What is your favorite product or piece you’ve made lately?

Dark chocolate mendiants, they originated in France in the 1600s as part of the french Christmas tradition. Chocolate mendiants are small disks of chocolate garnished with assorted topping that can include various nuts and dried or fresh fruit. They are part of the Christmas tradition in Provence.

What inspires you during the holiday season?

Family and friends. All the great decorations and food.

What other vendor are you excited to see/shop this season?


What is your favorite holiday food or recipe and why?

Stollen a traditional german christmas bread. So good with coffee.

Join us for a unique spin on craft fairs where you can craft some of your own holiday goodies. Make a commitment to the environment, your wallet, and creative diversity by purchasing handmade gifts from local entrepreneurs this season.

Saturday, December 7th from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on the South end of the Sierra 2 Center

This event features 2 meeting halls and a patio tent filled with talented, hand-picked vendors selling creative and unique gifts and goods. 

In the brand new Craft Tent, choose mom or auntie’s favorite colors to apply to a water-marbled scarf with the Craftopolis Craft Club. Bring shirts to print for your friends and family or make your own card or gift bag using a lino-block print at Tenacious Goods’ booth. Design a one-of-a-kind floral masterpiece with Daisyhead Florals

The Holiday Gifts & Goods is an intimate and relaxing way to find unique gifts and personal treasures for you and yours… But all this great shopping and visiting can wear you out! Treat yourself to brewed tea and pastries by The  Novel Tea as well as espresso and coffee beverages from Urbane Coffee.

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