Lilacs

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.

DIY Chocolate Tasting

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.

Pink & Pretty

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.

A Chocolate Adventure

A chocolate adventure in Toronto, where I judged the International Chocolate Awards, took an IICCT class, and visited some chocolate shops.

2019 What a year!

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!”

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”

Alicja Confections

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”