A place to find all sorts of chocolately things
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.
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”
Exploring Calgary one hot chocolate at a time. Recent travels had me spending time in Calgary and enjoying the Calgary Hot Chocolate Festival.
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”
Create delicious hot chocolates easily with just a few ingredients. Add a few little things to elevate your simple hot chocolate and make it decadent.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Last year I did a series of DIY blog posts about making ornaments and holiday decorations from reused and upcycled chocolate bar wrappers. I know that I have a ton of chocolate bar wrappers sitting around my office. Some of them are just so beautiful and I wanted to find a way to use them,Continue reading “Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!”
The holidays are almost here, and this is the last post in my mini blog series of 100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers. I’d love for you to share with friends and on social media if you have enjoyed it. Look for some stories on my Instagram feed featuring all these ideas in December. Find meContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
This is almost always the first question I get when someone finds out that I do all sorts of things with chocolate. It is closely followed by do you make chocolate? And, where can I buy your chocolate? Because everyone loves chocolate! So today I am going to answer those questions for you, because IContinue reading “How much chocolate do you eat?”
Looking for some DIY chocolate gifts or ways to have a chocolate experience, read through these for some fun ideas, and some delicious chocolate. 81 Pastries Seriously, who does not love a good pastry? Find a shop nearby that makes beautiful and tasty chocolate delights. Maybe macaroons are your go to, or perhaps it’s aContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
Time is flying by and we are now at numbers 71-80 of our 100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers! Which of these are you most interested in pursuing? Let me know. 71 #WomenInChocolate Lauren Heineck is the amazing woman behind the hashtag #womeninchocolate. She is also the founder of Well Tempered Media and Wknd Chocolate. SheContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
If you follow me on Instagram @CanadianChocoholic you may have seen that I recently spent a week away at a cabin. I love the outdoors and find that a week in nature is the best vacation. After two long years with no vacation, it was time. I chose a cabin close by and within theContinue reading “Rest, reflect and refresh.”
We have passed the halfway point in our 100 gifts, and here we are at numbers 61 to 70! As always I only benefit if you happen to purchase something from my shop. I am just happy to share these great ideas with you. Let me know if you find these helpful or have anContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
Let’s talk single origin chocolate and cacao. Chocolate grows in so many places and each can bring something unique to a bar of chocolate. Most of us are used to eating more industrial chocolate that is massed produced and uses cacao from all different origins mixed together in all different batches. If you haven’t triedContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
Watch me on YouTube! Creativity lives in my blood and I call myself an artist. On Monday I chatted on Instagram Live with Sanna Forslund in Sweden about all things art and chocolate. Here is the link to watch the interview on Sanna’s YouTube Channel where you can see our whole conversation. You can alsoContinue reading “I was interviewed.”
Hard to believe we are up to 50 items in my goal to highlight 10 holiday gift ideas each week for the next 6 weeks that you and your chocolate loving friends will enjoy. There are so many great gift ideas for anyone who enjoys chocolate, here are ten more ideas. 41 Social Enterprise EastContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
There are so many ways to combine art with anything, and chocolate is no exception. Be it making art with chocolate, chocolate bar wrappers or creating art themed around chocolate, it can be such fun. Lately I have been enthralled with cacao flowers. Their shape, their size, did you know they are teeny tiny? LikeContinue reading “Art and Chocolate”
As mentioned before, my goal is to highlight ten holiday gift ideas each week for the next 7 weeks that your chocolate loving friends will like. I hope you are enjoying these ideas and that you will share with others. Continuing on the last weeks’ posts, here are ten more gifts that are great forContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
When I have an idea, it take a bit of time and experimentation to create something from it. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to make a dream in my mind become a physical item. Then once it is a physical item it can take time for it to become a version that IContinue reading “Art is all about choices”
As you remember, my goal is to highlight 10 holiday gift ideas each week for the next 8 weeks that your chocolate loving friends will enjoy. I do hope you are enjoying these gift suggestions and would love if you shared with others you think would enjoy this blog. Continuing on last week’s post, hereContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
Advent Calendars, I handmade one a month for a year, 12 unique calendars, made with many different materials to help celebrate Advent or count down to Christmas. Great for anyone who loves chocolate no matter what special days they celebrate. Art for your home during the holiday season.
100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers, part two of ten. Need help finding the perfect gift for the chocoholic in your life? Check out all these Christmas, holiday, and gift ideas.
#ChocolateIsMyMuse Chocolate is my muse as is a big part of what inspires me to create art.
Do you know what today is? It is 100 days until Christmas! I am not sure where the year went, but it feels like it sped by. Whichever holiday you celebrate is coming up and that means everyone is on the hunt for gifts for loved ones, friends, and family. I have looked far andContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”
My desire is to create beauty and joy to share with others. Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers was born. My hope is to surprise you with fun things as the year passes and to always put a smile on your face as you receive Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers.
This year I was fortunate to be asked to join the team of The Chocolate Notebook, a notebook/calendar/agenda/journal. I had a first edition of The Chocolate Notebook and used it throughout 2020. I was surprised and excited when Anelisa Lauri and Lauren Heineck, the minds behind the creation of The Chocolate Notebook, invited me toContinue reading “New Adventures – The Chocolate Notebook”
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