Tag: Chocolate

How to Create a DIY Chocolate Spa

So we all know we love chocolate. We love the way it smells, the way it tastes, the way it feels on our tongues and envelopes our minds in bliss. Our significant others are almost jealous of our relationship with the cute little cocoa bean in all its delicious incarnations. And now we can have one more thing for them to be jealous about. Let’s create our own chocolate spa stay-cation and indulge our entire bodies in it!

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Hot Chocolate Inspired by Dark Chocolate, Cardamom and Orange

Written by : Posted on March 4, 2016 : No Comments

Last weekend I visited Alderbrook Resort and Spa which is situated right on the water near the south end of Hood Canal in Washington State. If you have never been to Western Washington State, we have an abundance of  beautiful green trees, waterways that are fun to explore by ferry, sailboat, motor boat, canoe and kayak and don’t forget the mountains that when they appear out of the clouds are simply gorgeous.

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#HotChocolateFest 2016 Vancouver BC

Last weekend we visited Vancouver BC for the last of their 4 week chocolate festival. It was a dark and rainy weekend which made for great weather to drink chocolate! This is the third year we’ve enjoyed this event and it’s clearly our favorite.

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Aloha and Mahalo from Kauai! Part 1

Written by : Posted on November 14, 2015 : 1 Comment

006This week we are exploring the island of Kauai in the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands and learning about the local history of chocolate.

Hawaii has had a variety of different crops over the years; sugar cane, pineapple, macadamia nuts, coffee and now cacao is becoming a popular option to plant and harvest.

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Chocolatier Profile: Dandelion Chocolate from San Francisco

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S'mores with drinking chocolate (accompanied by shortbread cookie and marshmellos) at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, CA.

S’mores with drinking chocolate (accompanied by shortbread cookie and marshmellos) at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, CA.

On this site, we love highlighting the talent of artisan chocolatiers around North America. Bean to bar chocolate makers are becoming more and more popular, providing even more options to you, a discerning consumer. Dandelion Chocolate is no exception.

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Autumn Drinking Chocolate Pairings

Written by : Posted on October 24, 2015 : No Comments

01076b4bae393a55fae13034a0e358c14c479b1ad5Enjoying food and drink is an experience. It incorporates each and every one of your senses. From the ingredients you choose, to the presentation, and the pairings, every element comes together to enhance the culinary experience. The same goes for the indulgent enjoyment of drinking chocolate. The quality of the chocolate you have chosen, to your choice in dairy, and spices each and every mug of drinking chocolate offers a world of variety and individuality. Choosing to pair a drinking chocolate alongside a tasty treat allows for an even more unique experience! We love using seasonal flavors and ingredients to inspire our drinking chocolate pairings. Here are a few of our favorite recipes this fall!

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How to Find Quality Chocolate For Making Drinking Chocolate

Written by : Posted on October 17, 2015 : No Comments

When it comes to making drinking chocolate, the quality of your ingredients is crucial! And as you well know, the most important ingredient in your drinking chocolate recipe is the chocolate! Without delicious, well balanced chocolate your hard work isn’t going to have the same results. But do you know how to tell the quality chocolates apart from the flashy packaging? It can be tricky, but this article is here to help! Continue reading for tips on selecting quality chocolate every time.

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Bringing Chocolate to a Barbecue!

Written by : Posted on August 7, 2015 : No Comments

BBQIt’s August and we want to make the best of summertime. What comes to my mind is – barbecues, ice cream, and hamburgers! This article is all about incorporating chocolate into your backyard barbecues! From the main course to dessert, there isn’t a single dish that can’t include just a little bit of our favorite ingredient!

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