A Chocolate Adventure

A chocolate adventure in Toronto, where I judged the International Chocolate Awards, took an IICCT class, and visited some chocolate shops.

2019 What a year!

I may have eaten quite a bit of chocolate. A year ago, I made a New Year’s Resolution to only purchase Canadian Chocolate.  I didn’t tell all of you about that, but I did indeed stick to that resolution.  The only time I bought other chocolate was when I was in Hawaii, and then IContinue reading “2019 What a year!”

Canada Day Sale as a Thanks to you

One year ago today I started a blog. Funny though I haven’t posted to it near as much as I would have liked. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always go as we expected. One year ago, I changed my IG from @peacecyndi to @canadianchocoholic. One year ago!  I honestly can’t believe it was so longContinue reading “Canada Day Sale as a Thanks to you”

A Silver Cacao Bean

Inspiration strikes.  That’s how this piece came to me.  It was just there, in my head one day.  Out of nowhere.  Honestly it has been awhile since I have made jewellery.  I used to make jewellery full time, but my partner’s job moves us when we aren’t always expecting it, and back in the dayContinue reading “A Silver Cacao Bean”

A Silver Cacao Pod

My goal for January had been to publish a blog once a week…. but then time escaped me. At the beginning of December I had an idea to make jewellery with a chocolate theme.  What you may not know about me is that I am trained as a Goldsmith and for many years owned myContinue reading “A Silver Cacao Pod”

Hot Chocolate for Chilly Winter Days

Winter.  A white wonderland full of amazing beauty that can sometimes be cold and chilly. So, when you need to warm up be sure to step inside from the cold and make yourself a warm drink. Being in the ‘great white north’ also means many chocolate shops offer or make hot chocolate.  We need toContinue reading “Hot Chocolate for Chilly Winter Days”

Alicja Confections

Alicja Confections is an Ottawa chocolate shop that creates some fun products. While I often focus on bean to bar makers, I also love chocolatiers and what they can do with chocolate. Perhaps this comes from my own experience as a chocolatier in a small shop on Vancouver Island many years ago. Alicja has grownContinue reading “Alicja Confections”