Tag: Food Travel

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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Aloha and Mahalo from Kauai! Part 2

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It was a great experience to visit the island of Kauai, where the trees and plants grow lush and plentiful. The label as the Garden Island is fitting. As we talked about in last week’s blog post, cacao is a product gaining popularity on the Hawaiian Islands with many small growers trying their skills in this industry.

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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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Fair Trade Chocolate: Part 2

In our last article, we outlined the requirements for Canadian Fair Trade chocolate. In this article, the American guidelines will be discussed. Of course it is important to remember that at the heart of both designations is the health and well being of the farmers, the laborers, and the environment.

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Drinking Chocolate in London, England

While the United Kingdom might be better known for their tea, the drinking chocolate to be found here is nothing to scoff at! In England, hot beverages are a way of life. Whether it is your morning cuppa, or an afternoon event, tea, drinking chocolate and coffee all have a special place in British society. But where is the best drinking chocolate to be found in London, England? Read on to find out!

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Drinking Chocolate in Rome, Italy

Written by : Posted on August 29, 2015 : No Comments

Rome is one of the world’s most sought out urban destinations. Revered for its gourmet restaurants, historical landmarks, and ancient influences, the saying “When in Rome” certainly hits home. Drinking chocolate throughout Italy has enjoyed a delicious past, and is still enjoyed today!

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Drinking Chocolate in Saudi Arabia

Written by : Posted on August 15, 2015 : No Comments

Saudi Arabia is the largest Arab state in Western Asia. It is also one of the world’s largest coffee and chocolate drinkers! Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. A huge portion of the country is made up of a fairly inhospitable desert, making their affinity for hot drinks even more remarkable!

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