Tag Archives: Types of chocolate

YouTube video share: Viggo Mortenson Chocoholic

YouTube video share: Viggo Mortenson Chocoholic

This is a video I found today on Youtube. Viggo is talks about how chocolate helped him get through filming “The Road.”



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Repost: Chocolate

Repost: Chocolate


Ah, chocolat, chocolat, comment je t’aime ! Permettez-moi de comte les façons! (French)

(Oh, chocolate, chocolate, how I love you! Let me count the ways!)

I love chocolate, all things chocolate. (Well almost–some things would not taste good chocolate-covered; but I’m not going to go there.) For my very first chocolate blog, I will answer the question, where does chocolate come from?

Chocolate has been around for about 2,000 years. It starts as a bean from the cacao tree, which grows in tropical rainforests in South America. South America is also known for producing the best coffee in the world: which also starts as a bean. I don’t think there is any connection, but it is still interesting to think about.

Natives such as the Maya and the Aztec mixed the cacao beans with various spices to make a drink. No one knows for sure how the Mayans and Aztecs discovered the tasty properties of the cacao bean, but, when they did discover it, it began a treasured treat. Their artwork often depicts people gathering the beans, and enjoying drinks made from the cacao.

To make the chocolate, the Mayans removed the outer husk, and fermented and roasted the seeds inside. The seeds were ground into paste with a stone. The paste was then mixed with a variety of other ingredients, including chili peppers. They did not have any sugar back then, so they probably used honey to sweeten this drink.

Next time, I’ll look at some of the ways that the Mayans used chocolate.


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Repost: Cherry Chocolate Brownies–Yummy


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How to Make Chocolate Garnishes Decorations tutorial, with Anne Reardon - –

This is a tutorial I found on YouTube today, about how to make chocolate decorations. Anne has several videos on YouTube where she shows you how to make different kinds of decorations, all out of chocolate.

She also has a tutorial on how to make a gift box for handmade chocolates

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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in chocolate, cooking, eat more chocolate, recipes


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Indulge for Better Health

Chocolate tasting selection

Chocolate tasting selection (Photo credit: waldopepper)

I went looking for some inspiration today. I started reading some of the other blogs here on WordPress and I came across

one that has a theme for each day of the month; I thought that was interesting.

So in keeping with the theme for today, my blog post is all about indulgence. Today is a day to indulge in chocolate, of

course, but not only chocolate. Take some time today to indulge in other things you love; sunshine, if you have sunshine

where you are.

If you don’t have sunshine, take a vitamin D pill today, or drink some milk with vitamin D, it will make up for the lack of

sunlight and you will feel better. Lack of vitamin D is one of the reasons people feel sluggish in the winter time. Milk is

a good choice because of the calcium in it; it’s  a good idea to get your calcium–the time to store it is when you are

younger; when you get older it’s too late, so now is the time to start storing healthy bones for later years.

Okay, enough with the lecturing, back to the indulgence.

This other blog I found today has some great ideas for a chocolate-tasting party. Check it out, and Happy Chocolate

Indulgence day!

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Posted by on February 19, 2013 in chocolate, eat more chocolate


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Chocolate Covered Bacon

Sweet Expressions here in Canandaigua has combined two of my favorites:


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