Chocolate Abundance Part II

Have you ever visited a Chocolate Flower Farm or have even heard of one? My next chocolate adventure on Whidbey Island, occured just down the road from Langley, WA, at neat niche nursery called the Chocolate Flower Farm. It has been two years since visiting the farm and I was blown away at what has transpired since the last visit. Marie and Bill have done an amazing job at transforming this old farm to beautifully flowing chocolate gardens that were recently featured on HGTV. As we entered the farm we followed a path that led directly to the little gift shop that you see in the picture. We had to pass through the Neapolitan Garden and Vanilla Swirl Garden to get to it. If that doesn’t grab you then maybe the Field of Chocolate Corn will.


Or the beds of Lavender and Chocolate Cosmos. These beds were planted with the idea of having Chocolate Lavender Honey by next year. Faint. Swoon.


Here are the friendly and very busy Italian bees to make that liquid gold.


I believe the Chocolate Cosmos will make wonderful honey as they are as fragrant as a fresh chocolate bar. Yes they really do smell like chocolate! The chocolate corn tastes like corn, the chocolate peppers like peppers, and the chocolate peas like peas, as we were informed by Marie. Darn, I would think a chocolate tasting pepper would be fantastic. Oh, there were chocolate tomatoes too. What do you think they tasted like?


My favorite flower was the Chocolate Sunflower. Absolutely beautiful.


Oh, all this talk over the last two Chocolate posts of flowers and honey, Lime Truffles and Salt Caramels, I must leave you with a recipe bringing honey and lime together. I already told you how to make Sipping Chocolate! On our last night of camp we had barbequed ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, and cornbread with Lime Honey Butter. I repeat LIME HONEY BUTTER! Yes it was as delicious as its sounds, especially schmeared over warm cornbread. They did not use chocolate corn though.

Lime Honey Butter
1 cup salted butter, softened
1 cup honey (someday Chocolate Lavender Honey!)
Juice and zest of one lime or more to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve over warmed cornbread, scones, or biscuits. Delicious!

If you missed Chocolate Abundance Part I go ahead and click on it so that you don’t miss a thing around here. Nope, not a cotton pickin’ thing.


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5 Comments

  1. avatar Anonymous
    Posted 08/25/2008 at 8:54 AM | Permalink

    What a fun walk through the chocolate garden and what a clever idea. Thanks for letting us join you on your vacation.

  2. avatar That Girl
    Posted 08/26/2008 at 12:13 AM | Permalink

    How fun, I’ve never heard of a chocolate garden! But I have heard of chocolate cosmos and chocolate orchids.

    And the lime honey butter? I am all over that.

  3. avatar Robin Sue
    Posted 08/26/2008 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    Anon- Thanks for stopping in to take a peak of my vacation. It is a beautiful place.

    That Girl- The lime honey butter is delish!

  4. avatar Nicole
    Posted 08/26/2008 at 11:51 PM | Permalink

    Your trip does sound so amazing. Great photos too! I’ll take some of that salt caramel please.

  5. avatar Robin Sue
    Posted 08/27/2008 at 12:17 AM | Permalink

    Nicole- Thanks for commenting. It was a wonderful trip. Me and my SIL’s really enjoyed our visit to the farm.

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