Divine Visions of Chocolate?

Several years ago, on a trip to Niagara Falls on the United States side, I came across this church:   In case it wasn’t evident from the first photograph. Here is another one that shows the board outside the church more clearly: A quick google search produced nothing illuminating about this chocolate themed church. I found it so fascinating, I had to stop and take … Continue reading Divine Visions of Chocolate?

Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

If you like Nutella, but also find that it is simultaneously too sweet and not quite hazelnutty nor chocolatey enough, then you know exactly how I feel. In my quest for a perfectly rich and nutty butter, I have tried various different brands, including Patchi and Neuhaus. None of them really hit the spot, unfortunately. The problem was their texture, their weak chocolate flavour, and … Continue reading Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Chopped up chocolate to make a ganache

Brainy Choconutmeg!!!

  I’ve written about the gloriousness of chocolate many, many times, including its health benefits. If there is one belief I have in life, it is this: chocolate is an elixir of happiness. Now, there’s one more study that supports my thesis that chocolate is basically magic. According to new study, published in the journal Appetite, frequent consumption of chocolate was:   “significantly associated with better … Continue reading Brainy Choconutmeg!!!

Boozy Berries: Champagne Strawberries!

While plain old chocolate-covered strawberries are delicious in themselves (I’ve blogged about those before) some evenings or afternoons call for something with a little more Oomph; champagne gives strawberries exactly that! Making these champagne-y berries is a little more complicated than simply serving your friends some fruit, but I think they’re fun and worth the effort! Oh and a quick note: my partner got excited … Continue reading Boozy Berries: Champagne Strawberries!

The Best Brownies in the Universe

This is not an exaggeration. These are the best brownies in the universe, IF you like your brownies chewy on the edges, crisp on the top, and gooey in the centre. Of course, there are those who say that they don’t like their brownies this way. Such people don’t actually like brownies; let them eat cake!!!! Cake-y brownies are NOT brownies. They are a travesty. … Continue reading The Best Brownies in the Universe

Greek Yogurt Dark Chocolate Mousse!

I’ve been desperately looking for some sort of healthy way to satisfy my daily, powerful chocolate cravings. Ordinarily, I eat cake, cookies, brownies, or a chocolate bar every single day. Without exception. But recently, I’ve been trying to be healthier, which involves eating less sugar, cream, and butter. I am not saying I want to cut them out completely from my diet. For one thing, … Continue reading Greek Yogurt Dark Chocolate Mousse!