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ZAZUBEAN – THE PERFECT FIX FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS

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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…

THIERRY PATISSERIE CAFE IN VANCOUVER

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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…

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP AND SHOES AT XOXOLAT

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  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

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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…