A Chocoholic goes to Calgary part two ~ chocolate

I visited Calgary in 2022 and made sure to check out some local chocolate. Here is what I found, from stores, chocolate makers, chocolatiers and all sorts of amazing chocolate.

Hot Chocolate III

Ah, Chocolate. Here we are at part three about hot chocolate.  The first two parts focused on making the hot chocolate simply, easily, and so that it tasted delicious. Now we are going to move on to elevating it even more by adding toppings.  Finding the right topping for your hot chocolate can make itContinue reading “Hot Chocolate III”

A Chocoholic goes to Calgary, part one ~ hot chocolate.

Exploring Calgary one hot chocolate at a time. Recent travels had me spending time in Calgary and enjoying the Calgary Hot Chocolate Festival.

Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers

Wow, hard to believe that one year ago I was getting ready to launch Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.  Waiting to see if it would be a thing.  Nervous, anxious, but mostly super excited. What is Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers?  Simply put, it is a monthly subscription that celebrates all things chocolate through artContinue reading “Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers”

Hot Chocolate

Tips and Recipes ~ Part 1 If you follow me over on Instagram, you may know that I start each day with hot chocolate. Yep, everyday. #ChocolateForBreakfast  I’m going to share some recipes, some ideas, and some ways to get you excited to start your days with chocolate as well. Most of the world startContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Art and Chocolate ~ A walk in the city

This post was inspired by a walk this weekend in Calgary.  I came across a mural with faces and hands, and looking up at it I realized it was the many stages of enjoying any food.  So here are my thoughts on enjoying chocolate, with matching photos of the mural with art by Adam Zhu.Continue reading “Art and Chocolate ~ A walk in the city”

Welcoming 2022 and all it brings

Happy new year! It’s 2022 and I am feeling refreshed after a few weeks of cozy at-home time to begin the year.  I am not sure what 2022 will hold but I look forward to chocolate and art journeys as the year progresses. 2021 was an odd year.  The first year I worked just fromContinue reading “Welcoming 2022 and all it brings”

Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments

These cacao pods made an appearance earlier this week as one of the items in the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers envelopes, but you can make them easily at home! Materials needed: Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper A needle Embroidery Floss Scissors A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybeContinue reading “Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments”

3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament

These paper cacao pod ornaments are a fun and bright addition to any holiday decor. Hang them on your Christmas tree or along your mantle. Bundle a few together in a bunch to hang in a archway. They are simple and easy to make, let the kids help! Materials Needed: Printable sheet for template PaperContinue reading “3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament”