A place to find all sorts of chocolately things
It’s lilac season and I am determined to enjoy the lilacs year round. This year I made lilac almond scones, lilac sugar, lilac honey, lilac syrup and lilac bath soak. Also a soon to come lilac cacao nib scone. I love lilacs and want to enjoy them the whole year though.
Make a DIY chocolate tasting to send in the mail to a friend. A fantastic way to share chocolate, brighten a friends day, educate someone about chocolate, and give a smile. This simple DIY chocolate tasting is easy to put together and doesn’t take much time.
Using the foil and paper wrappers of chocolate bars I created beautiful wall art that is unique and fun. Reusing and upcycling chocolate packaging.
A year long chocolate journey with 365 squares of chocolate. A bite every day for a year. Follow along as I create art from the wrappers of chocolate I eat.
How to set up a chocolate tasting with what you have on hand. It’s almost Mother’s Day. There aren’t any last minute runs to the mall, this post helps you set up a chocolate tasting with what you have on hand to make Mom’s day special.
I do not know about you, but I eat a lot of chocolate. That means I have chocolate wrapper waste, aka packaging, lying around with no real purpose. Today’s #createwithcanadianchocoholic uses the foil from chocolate bars to create some fun usable art. Gold and silver foil wrappers are so pretty. I do tend to loveContinue reading “Chocolate Bar Foil Wrapper Art”
Hot Chocolate, Drinking Chocolate & Sipping Chocolate My morning ritual includes starting the day with some form of chocolate, usually a mug of hot chocolate. I like slow starts to my days and taking the time to prepare and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate is how I choose to begin my day. I amContinue reading “Hot Chocolate – A Morning Ritual”
Our world is a precious place, full of life and beauty. Today is Earth Day 50, wow.As we celebrate all the beauty of the earth let us celebrate the Cacao that grows on trees and is later made into chocolate. For today’s #createwithcanadianchocoholic activity I challenge you to create a Cacao Tree from reused and/orContinue reading “Earth Day Art Challange”
Creating things is just something I do. So, since we are all staying home these days, I thought I would share a few projects that you can do from home. With items you likely have on hand. Plus all the projects will have some connection to chocolate. Because chocolate. My goal is to help youContinue reading “Create with Canadian Chocoholic”
Recently I made a special chocolate plate or chocolate tasting flight with some chocolate from a friend. Here is a look at the finished plate. The recipes can be found below for a Truffle for One, Drinking Chocolate Shot, Brownie for One, and Chocolate Ice Cream Topping. Truffle for One I made this recipe forContinue reading “Recipes for creating chocolate treats!”
Creating a chocolate tasting flight – truffle, drinking chocolate, brownie, and ice cream sauce – with a chocolate solera.
A chocolate adventure in Toronto, where I judged the International Chocolate Awards, took an IICCT class, and visited some chocolate shops.
I may have eaten quite a bit of chocolate. A year ago, I made a New Year’s Resolution to only purchase Canadian Chocolate. I didn’t tell all of you about that, but I did indeed stick to that resolution. The only time I bought other chocolate was when I was in Hawaii, and then IContinue reading “2019 What a year!”
Maple and Chocolate, a wonderful match, eh?
Maybe this is what inspired me, what made my brain begin thinking about golden beans. Maybe it was holding this beauty last fall. It had been a long time since I had seriously made jewellery, and a few weeks after seeing this I had several ideas for chocolate themed sterling silver jewellery pieces. Now goldContinue reading “A Golden Bean”
Looking for chocolate? Here’s an idea of where to look for it.
August 8th, 2019 ~ 8:20 am – Fresh bread and Mary’s Brigadeiro spread to start the day instead of a mug of drinking chocolate. ~ 9:35 am – I tasted three different bean to bar chocolate bars all with the same chocolate origin (the cacao all grew in the same region). ~ 4:45 pm –Continue reading “Diary of a Chocoholic ~ Week 2”
Diary of the chocolate I am currently enjoying.
My plan to share with you all the bites of chocolate I eat, the ones that end up being put on Instagram and the ones that don’t end up there.
One year ago today I started a blog. Funny though I haven’t posted to it near as much as I would have liked. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always go as we expected. One year ago, I changed my IG from @peacecyndi to @canadianchocoholic. One year ago! I honestly can’t believe it was so longContinue reading “Canada Day Sale as a Thanks to you”
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”
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…”
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”
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”
Let’s explore Canadian chocolate together
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