Posted on Wednesday 8 April 2015
Oh my. Much to explore. The Peruvian one was a variety that was outstanding in world chocolate competition. A must try. A complex unfolding flavour. Delicate and smooth. But be forewarned: it may ruin you for lesser chocolates.
I was tempted to repeat their “Arbequina” olive oil one or their Gianduja with poprocks. Or their unique origins ones. The caramel kiss one was a favorite by a lady in a nearby store. The Feuilletine Caramel was pretty neat with its crisp, crunch of wafter bits around it and the caramel inside wasn’t hard as almost toffee like in some places.
Soma now delivers by courier. Heaven help.
Posted on Tuesday 7 April 2015
Wed, April 8, 2015, 7:30pm
Launching the Chocolate chapbook, Ottawa
At A Thing for Chocolate, 1262 Wellington Ave W. A chapbook of cocoa’s rhapsodic delights called Cocoa Cabin with poems by Steven Artlle, Marie Andrée Auclair, Amanda Earl, Susan Glickman, Natalie Hanna, Anna Mioduchowska, Catina Noble, Pearl Pirie, Roland Prevost, Brenda Schmidt, Lisa Timpf and Grant Wilkins.
Thanks to poets.ca and the Canada Council for the Arts for funding as part of National Poetry Month, the food theme year.
Readings by Steven Artelle, Pearl Pirie Roland Prevost, Grant Wilkins, Natalie Hanna and Catina Noble.
Have to miss it? You can get a copy on etsy here.
Posted on Monday 6 April 2015
Posted on Friday 3 April 2015
Apparently this is good Friday but don’t celebrate. Wonder if that means I’ll give the blog the federal holiday Monday off. Free vacation. Whee.
Posted on Thursday 2 April 2015
I forgot to photograph the fortune cookie or fortune.
Posted on Wednesday 1 April 2015
Flipping through the cookbooks at the library, saw a Korean cookbook with a soft soy curd (semi-soft tofu) that was breaded in flour and cornmeal and fried. It was served with a garlic and hot pepper sauce.
I added a little crumbled sage to the breading. I added some garlic to the oil it was cooked in and a little spinach to the sauce. On the side, a perfectly ripe avocado and tomato.
Definitely a repeater, even if it does oil-smoke the air somewhat unpleasantly.