o joy! i found some!
Berkeley Bowl comes through! buddha hands are officially out of season, but i scored the last of this year's crop - 10 gorgeous fruits -
from the Bowl near Ashby and the new store on Heinz. Hooray! the first went into Everclear as lovely fluttering petals to yield flavor over the next few months that will go into ganache. within 8 hours i put it into buddha bars - the beginnings of a new line of ganache bars that began with the surprise element for circle noir members, soon to be launched as a limited edition series - featuring fresh flavors as they come into season. watch for more chapters in this little book to come...
o tragedy !
went to retrieve a couple of buddha's hands
from my precious box in cold storage to make a new bonbon, buddha's...found only sad remnants, all spoiled - the whole wonderful box.
each year i look forward to creating with these for a brief space of time and now they are gone - til next year. I have a single jar of dried zest and a jar of preserved fingers from friend Shirley that will have to hold me...sigh