Tag Archives: chocolate

On Pinterest: Chocolate and Mint

For me, something just screams "St. Patrick's Day" when I think about chocolate and mint, both the flavor and the color combinations. In design, mint green seems like a perfect color to represent spring -- especially the shades on the lighter, pastel end of the spectrum -- but it can be elevated to a level of sophistication and all-season suitability when paired with contrasting, rich chocolate browns. And nothing is more perfect than the familiar taste of 90% of the population's favorite Girl Scout ... Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Eats: Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Whisky Cocktails & More

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day Weekend! Also known as the day of year that is obligatory with chocolate, frilly pink and red decorations, flowers, and -- of course -- love. My day was more like snowy and cold rather than frilly and pink, since we continue to get more snow and below-freezing temperatures here in the Northeast (thankful not to be in Boston, though, where they have upwards of six feet of snow right now!), but it was certainly filled with the latter few things, including ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Truffles: Part 2

If you missed phase one, I would strongly encourage you to go back and catch yourself up on the fun. There are pictures for you to gawk at while wishing you were here right now and wondering how you could quickly become my best friend. And so we have more food porn, brought to you by yours truly for Fuchsia-Revolver.org. We return to the subject of chocolate truffles for phase two: rolling and dipping. This part can be a little messy, but oh so worth it in the end because phase three... well, ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Truffles: Part 1

So it’s Valentine’s Day, a Hallmark holiday seemingly created for the sole purpose of making singles feel miserable about their lives (especially, say, if you were dumped the week of Valentine’s Day... you know, not like I am speaking from experience or anything...) and men feel obligated to buy their ladies flowers and chocolates. Well, you know what made me feel better about today? Chocolate truffles, that’s what. More specifically, dark chocolate Chambord truffles and semi-sweet chocolate ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Toffee

A few weeks ago, I bought toffee at Wegmans to satisfy my craving for sweet, chocolately goodness. Not much beats perfectly square gems of toffee, covered in chocolate and almonds, with a satisfying crunch and buttery flavor. Finally, though, I decided to make my own. An opportunity to save some money, versus continuing to buy itsy-bitsy containers, while also having something to look forward to making to supplement holiday cookies in about a month from now. As it turns out, making toffee is similar ... Continue Reading