Decorating with Chocolate Part 2

Melt your chocolate in the microwave or double boiler. Now, is where you get to be creative. If you are making a particular shape like a leaf, you can use actual leaves (washed and dried […]

Decorating with Chocolate Part 1

Chocolate is not only fun to eat it is also fun to use as a decorating tool. You can create not only fine decorations but also use chocolate in place of other inedible products. Interested? […]

Why We Crave Chocolate Part 2

The Conundrum   Cravings usually begin in the brain. Whether real or imaginary, self or chemically induced, they are a fact of life. That’s our story anyway and we’re sticking to it. Chocolate does contain […]

Why We Crave Chocolate Part 1

Have you ever heard someone say that they just have to have chocolate at certain times? Maybe they are stressed or wanting something sweet. The first food they reach for is made of chocolate. There […]

How Chocolate is Made Part 2

How it all begins   Cacao trees produce large fruit pods on the trunk of the tree. The pods are harvested with machetes. When you crack them open, you’ll find about fifty or more seeds […]

How Chocolate is Made Part 1

The chocolate that we enjoy today starts out looking like nothing remotely appetizing. It all begins south of the equator in large pods that grow on the cacao tree. Ready for a field trip? Let’s […]