Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Taxes and Chocolate

On this April 15th, celebrate with chocolate and be happy that we do not live in a country that considers taxing our chocolate as some are suggesting in the UK

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chocolate and Pomegranate

Pomegranate isn't just for fancy martinis and juice. Try adding it into your dessert menu in the below ways:

Chocolate Pomegranate Torte
Chocolate Pomegranate Seeds
or if you're not up for baking here's a bar to check out
or for something chocolate-less try this cake

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Chocolate Bunnies

So, after a brief hiatus I am returning to the world of chocolate just in time for one of the most important chocolate holidays, Easter.

This Easter, I give you the following sites to consider:

for an all-time favorite milk chocolate bunny
or the solid milk chocolate bunny or for a dark variety consider this fair-trade option or an organic, vegan variety for something a little more unusual perhaps this will match your taste or for something more low-key check this out

This is just for starters. . .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Artful Chocolate

Chocolate Sushi
Originally uploaded by pokeystik

Chocolate is a serious matter. So why not lighten it up from time to time with your own artful creations, like this chocolate sushi for instance.

Let your cereal and your chocolate collide. You will have fun with it and so will your guests.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Classic chocolate

Originally uploaded by idovermani

And then there are the times when a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of milk hit the spot. O.k. I would eliminate the milk but even as a non-milk drinker this seems appealing.

Try adding a couple of ounces of shaved dark chocolate into your cookies for an extra dose of goodness.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Make Your Chocolate Hot

White Chocolate Jalapeno Love
Originally uploaded by norwichnuts

In the case of this photo, someone apparently lost a bet and the chocolate dipped jalapenos were the consequence.

While there is debate over the value of eating a raw, hot pepper dipped in chocolate there is good reason to believe that a little bit of hot in your chocolate is not a bad idea. In the case of chilis, many call for a few tablespoons of cocoa.

Now another way to make your chocolate hot is to add some diced, seeded, jalapeno to your brownies, your cakes, and your truffles (these recipes often call for toasting the jalapeno first).