Category Archives: How-To

How To Taste Wine And Chocolate


May 25th is National Wine Day.  If you like to have chocolate with your wine, here is a quick how-to for wine and chocolate. Advertisements

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How to Select Great Chocolate


How to Select Great Chocolate I thought I knew chocolate, but then I got a chocolate education.  Here are a few tips on how to select a premium chocolate bar: Small List of Quality Ingredients Any good product starts with … Continue reading

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How to Pair Wine And Chocolate


How To Pair Wine & Chocolate Although this is one of the hardest pairings because of the complexity of both products, it is loads of fun to find your favorite! Let taste (and this short primer) be your guide. Most … Continue reading

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How To Taste Chocolate – An Easy Guide


As a kid I gobbled chocolate.  Piece after piece went into my mouth and I wanted more.  Vanilla was just too…vanilla.  Many years later, my friend Renee read about chocolate tastings and said we should try one.  How could it … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Store Chocolate


What is the best way to store chocolate?  Well, if you happen to have chocolate lying around, it is important to store it properly.  Why?  Chocolate is super sensitive to temperature and odor.  It’s best to be careful with it … Continue reading

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Raise a Glass – It’s Drink Wine Day


Break out the bottles and glasses, February 18th is Drink Wine Day.  It doesn’t matter what color you like, just pop the cork and enjoy.  Some people like to have chocolate with their wine.  Never tried it?  Here’s how you … Continue reading

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Cocoa Percentage – What the Number Means


Do you select your chocolate based on percentage? People adamantly say, “I only eat 70% chocolate.”  Or, “I won’t eat any chocolate if it is over 85% (under 70%).”  When asked if they understand what the number is telling them … Continue reading

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Drizzle Chocolate Like a Pro


Making desserts sometimes requires fancy toppings and lots of time.  Other times it means just making it look like it took a lot of time and effort.  The drizzle is one of the simple finishing touches you can add to … Continue reading

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Host A Chocolate Tasting – How To


Whether you want to host a tasting for yourself or a group of friends, a chocolate tasting is a fun and easy way to have a deliciously good time.  Just like anything want to enjoy, you need to take your … Continue reading

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Packing a Perfect Picnic


The weather is warmer.  The sun is shining.  The beautiful grass and trees call out, beckoning us to come and kick back in the shade of the trees in the fields.  Bands set up and play in the parks.  Grab … Continue reading

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