TEA & CHOCOLATE

ZAZUBEAN – THE PERFECT FIX FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS

lunatic zazubean

Chocolate has always been one of my favourite treats.  Over the years, my taste has changed from loving super sweet milk chocolate, to rich, slightly bitter dark chocolate made from organic cocoa beans.   When I recently sampled some gourmet chocolate made by a company called Zazubean, my taste buds were so happy! Zazubean has…

HOME-BREWED KOMBUCHA RECIPE

Kombucha picture temp

Whenever I drop by a health food store, I’m always picking up a bottle of kombucha.  I’ve been enjoying kombucha in general so much that I decided to start making my own.   I had no idea where to start but thanks to youtube, it was only a matter of time before I knew what…

THIERRY PATISSERIE CAFE IN VANCOUVER

Thierry_macaron

Its very uncommon for me to have a meal that doesn’t end with a dessert. I like my sweets, even if it’s just a small treat, like chocolate or a drink. On this day I happened to stop by Thierry Café. The weather was nice so I opted to sit out on the patio on…

DAVIDsTEA EXPERIENCE

DAVIDS TEA

Growing up, tea was a staple with every meal.  We drank mostly black tea with lemon and sugar.  It wasn’t until my family moved to multicultural place like Canada that I got a chance to see many of the different teas differet cultures had to offer.  Fruity teas, Green tea, Ginger tea, even Bubble tea.…

SLEEK AND PORTABLE LIBRE TEA “LOOSE TEA” GLASS

Libre Tea glass

Since I recently discovered DAVIDsTEA, I’ve been looking try many of their different flavours of loose leaf teas. Any fans of loose leaf teas know they aren’t the most practical option if you’re constantly on the go. The Libre Tea Glass was exactly what I needed. It’s functional, sleek, portable, easy to use design allows…

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP AND SHOES AT XOXOLAT

xoxolat shoes

  Jimmy Choo’s to Chocolate shoes?!  These fancy treats were on display at the Chocolate 201: Smackdown! Old World vs New World workshop.  Although fully edible, they are good for 10 years and also make great display pieces. The event was held at XOXOLAT in Kitsilano, Vancouver and led by local Well-Tempered Chocolatier, Eagranie Yuh.  Beginners and…

NUTS IN THE KITCHEN – HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT SPREAD

Hazelnut butter

via on Pinterest Sometime before World War II, an Italian named Pietro Ferrero created a sinfully rich, chocolate and hazelnut spread.  Today, it’s known as Nutella. Susan Herrmann Loomis, author of the new book “Nuts In the Kitchen” has her own version: 2 cups of hazelnuts ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar ¼ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder…

WELLNESS TEA – KUSMI TEA – BE COOL

Kusmi Tea Be Cool copy

Sweet calming & relaxing caffeine free blend with liquorice and peppermint Be Cool from Kusmi Tea is a blend of plants, verbena, liquorice, and peppermint. The sweet taste of liquorice harmoniosly goes together with the freshness of peppermint and the relaxing properties of verbena. Rose hip is a red fruit well known for containing minerals…

COMPANION TO YOUR DETOXIFYING DIET – KUSMI DETOX TEA

kusmi tea copy

Blend of Maté, Chinese Green Tea, and lemon grass full flavored with lemon. The combination of Maté and green tea virtues – diuretic and stimulating properties, richness in antioxidant – makes Kusmi Detox the perfect companion for slimming and detoxifying diets. Known for its tonic properties, mate does not have the side effects generated by caffeine.