Just a reminder that this is the last day for ordering Cocoa pods. Then it will be another month or so. No fooling
And as I keep forgetting to mention, I’ve had really good luck drying the whole pods. I accidentally let a couple in my refrigerator, wrapped in the paper they come in, and a couple months later they had dehydrated very nicely, with rattling beans inside (as one lump, not individual beans). They turn a rather nice chocolate brown.