Friday, February 01, 2008

Mole poblano



The reveal for the current 12 x 12 group Chocolate Challenge is today, February 1. I was so inspired by the work this group was doing that I decided to set a goal for myself to do a journal quilt every week. Most of my journal quilt work has been 12 inches square. It was so fun to read about the groups' research that I started thinking I might take the chocolate challenge. I started this last week, when I was stuck for a journal quilt idea. I had been thinking about skinny strips and decided to do some piecing. The first thing that came to mind was mole poblano. We honeymooned in Mexico and I had a personal goal of tasting as many preparations of this wonderful sauce as was possible. A quick check of Wikipedia has this:

Mole poblano
is prepared with dried chile peppers (commonly ancho, pasilla, mulato, and chipotle), ground nuts, spices, Mexican chocolate (cacao ground with sugar and cinnamon) and a variety of other ingredients. Mole de guajolate (turkey) is widely regarded as the country’s national dish.

My version has chocolate, dried chile peppers, and fresh red and green jalapeƱos.

7 comments:

Kristin L said...

Just like real mole, it's the combination of all the ingredients that make it sing!

Diane said...

I love mole! And I love how you've captured the idea in an abstract way.

Nikki said...

Love the Mole quilt. All the colors with the chocolate brown are wonderful!

Del said...

Love your colors, Joan. Skinny strips are fun, aren't they. Be careful, they are also addicting!

Christine Thresh said...

Yummy. I love mole and this captures it perfectly. Very appealing on several levels.

Anonymous said...

Joan , it looks fabulish. See you tomorrow.... Candice

robin said...

Perhaps as edible quilt should be a
challenge...I love the mole poblano!