The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

… your dinner mates. That’s my kind of fun anyway. This year, I opted to make my own selection of chocolates for the Christmas table and extra to give out to friends. One I call chocolate bark, because it has a rough-hewn texture, but it’s really like a giant chocolate bar that you can break into shards, so you don’t have to worry about fussy moulds and tempering. I love the combination of chocolate and rye with added sea salt. (you may have tried my chocolate rye brownie at the bakery, or …

Top chocolate massages at spas in Birmingham – Birmingham Mail

By Sanjeeta Bains | October 11, 2015 In celebration of National Chocolate Week – time to relax, rejuvenate and rejoice with the best chocolate massages in the city! Chocolate massage at Bannatyne’s, Brindley Place Never mind Christmas. Now is the most wonderful time of the year for chocoholics! This week from October 12-18 is National Chocolate Week – so you can all feel free to indulge to your heart’s content! Chocolate …

Cake of the Day: Boozy Chocolate Torte from ‘The Messy Baker’

… cake sandwiched with layers of fresh cream and fruit. Photo: Ryan Szulc Boozy Chocolate Torte Talk about versatile: This cake can take almost any chocolate-friendly pairing you throw at it — orange, cherry, raspberry. Don’t like fruit? Try rum and the Boozy Brown Sugar Whipped Cream. Making it for Christmas? Get festive with chopped-up candy canes and crème de menthe. The cocoa gives the chocolate depth, but if you want a subtler …

Keurig takes steps towards abandoning coffee-pod DRM | Technology | The Guardian

By Alex Hern | May 11, 2015 Reintroduction of ‘My K-Cup’ allows users to once again make whatever coffee they want Keurig has taken the first steps towards abandoning an unpopular enforcement scheme on its pod-based coffee makers that requires customers to purchase their coffee exclusively from Keurig or licensed third-parties. Starting in the run-up to Christmas, owners will be able to use coffee bought from any provider in their espresso machines – after buying a special add-on. The …