Valentine’s Day Treats or Sipping Cocoa in the Afternoons

I’m not actually one for all the hoopla of consumption on Valentine’s Day — surprise, surprise, right? Usually Eric and I don’t have any special plans and it’s always pretty low-key. We try to celebrate each other and our relationship every day (or at least on a more regular regular basis than once a year). That being […]

Help to End Child Slavery

Chocolate is a luxury many of us enjoy quite a lot. For years, I’ve been making a concerted effort to buy ‘Fair Trade Certified’ chocolate, coffee, tea and sugar with the aim of ensuring that producers around the world get a fair wage for the products they grow. Thus, you can imagine my horror when […]

Salted Kahlua Truffles

Do I have a treat for you today! Vegan salted kahlua truffles… I love kahlua, but oftentimes think it’s too sweet. I think the salt cuts the sweetness of the kahlua and compliments the chocolate nicely. If you’ve ever seen the film Chocolat with Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench, you’ll know I would not […]

Hunkering Down w/ Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

The past week or so has been intense with school and work, etc. Eric went back to work last Monday and it’s been a kind of major adjustment for both us having him back to work. Teaching has been so great–the students are wonderful and thoughtful and they say things like “I don’t ever want […]