Inspiration strikes. That’s how this piece came to me. It was just there, in my head one day. Out of nowhere. Honestly it has been awhile since I have made jewellery. I used to make jewellery full time, but my partner’s job moves us when we aren’t always expecting it, and back in the dayContinue reading “A Silver Cacao Bean”
Author Archives: Canadian Chocoholic
A Silver Cacao Pod
The story of how I came to design a line of chocolate inspired jewellery. Cacao pods and cacao beans for all to wear in sterling silver, bronze, patinaed bronze(brown colour), and gold by special order. Unique ways to show your love of chocolate, and a perfect gift for chocoholics.
I love chocolate. I eat it almost everyday. I don’t actually eat a lot of it, but I do savour and enjoy the pieces I choose to munch on each day. Sometimes the hardest part of my day is choosing which bite of chocolate to eat. I eat chocolate from all over the world, butContinue reading “Chocolate…”
Hot Chocolate for Chilly Winter Days
Winter. A white wonderland full of amazing beauty that can sometimes be cold and chilly. So, when you need to warm up be sure to step inside from the cold and make yourself a warm drink. Being in the ‘great white north’ also means many chocolate shops offer or make hot chocolate. We need toContinue reading “Hot Chocolate for Chilly Winter Days”
Oh Chocolate! How I love thee. I recently placed an order for some McGuire Chocolate. This bean to bar company is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. McGuire has been around for about three years. Sadly they weren’t around when I lived in Calgary in 2012-2013. Calgary does hold a dear place in my heart as IContinue reading “McGuire”
Alicja Confections is an Ottawa chocolate shop that creates some fun products. While I often focus on bean to bar makers, I also love chocolatiers and what they can do with chocolate. Perhaps this comes from my own experience as a chocolatier in a small shop on Vancouver Island many years ago. Alicja has grownContinue reading “Alicja Confections”
Recently I was in Montreal, Quebec and had the pleasure of visiting Avanaa Chocolat there. Catherine was a pleasure to visit with and the store was very open and inviting. It had plants in the window and bags of cacao beans sitting about waiting to be made into chocolate bars. As I tasted the variousContinue reading “Avanaa”
Living in Ontario, I am lucky. There are a lot of bean to bar chocolate makers nearby. This is very handy since I am a chocoholic. Sometimes nearby is twenty minutes away. Sometimes it is a few hours away. Luckily, sometimes makers from a few hours away are in Ottawa. I love that the packagingContinue reading “DesBarres Chocolate”
A match made in Canada
So Canada eh? Let’s begin with a truly Canadian post… Maple & Chocolate on Canada Day It just tastes so good! Maple used instead of cane sugar adds an interesting and truly Canadian flavour to the chocolate. Maple syrup isn’t the easiest thing to make. It takes 40 buckets of sap from the tree toContinue reading “A match made in Canada”
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