“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz
“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.”
― Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc
When it comes to chocolate, I’ve always been a Cadbury girl. At my childhood UK home, the cows in the field below our garden used to send their milk off to the Cadbury factory at Bournville near Birmingham, and whenever I took a bite of the lovely stuff, I used to wonder if any of “my” cows had contributed to it. Perhaps it tasted the better, for that reason alone.
Cadbury’s, and most modern, mass-produced chocolate, owes its existence to two processes developed in the early 19th-century by Dutch chocolate maker Casparus van Houten and his son Coenraad. They are ubiquitous enough that the industry has been divided into “Dutched” chocolate, and all the rest, ever since.More
I know. Losing weight is hard. When you get older, it’s even harder. You think that maybe the latest fad diet might do the trick, although in your heart you know that best-selling writer has no magic to offer for your weight struggle.
Well, I’m here to tell you that you can do it! Throw away your diet books, your internet print-offs, and the latest recommendation from a friend who is the worst example of a well-managed diet. (Don’t you hate people who tell you how to eat as they gobble down a cheeseburger and fries?)More
As a guest at both my mother-in-law’s and my aunt’s and uncle’s (we dine with the in-laws and arrive at the uncle’s for seconds and dessert), I take seriously my role of bringing tasty side dishes that will awe and wow. This year, to the in-laws’ I will bring Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart. Wow. Just […]
When my wife and I were engaged to be married, she confessed, some months before the Big Day, that she had a concern. “I really am not sure that I am ready to sit down with cornflakes every morning in front of the same man for the rest of my life.” More
You know politics is a tedious soul destroying poison that rots your soul. Do you know what doesn’t rot your soul? Chocolate Pudding/custard/pastry creme. It may degrade your health, but not your soul. More