The recipe for making chocolatey gifts | Baking the seasons 

By Claire Ptak | December 12, 2015 Work away from any drafts so that the chocolate does not set prematurely. Photograph: Kristin Perers for the Guardian In recent years many bean‑to-bar chocolate manufacturers have come to market making beautiful chocolates with even more beautiful packaging. It’s fun to just buy a selection of bars and tear them open at the table after dinner, tasting and chatting about the nuance of flavour with …

Queenstown: Chocolate coated fun – Travel – NZ Herald News

… will turn chocolate likers into chocolate lovers. Koko Black, a boutique chocolate company from Australia, opened its first offshore chocolate salon in Queenstown late last year. Owner and founder Shane Yardley chose the picturesque location for a number of reasons. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Queenstown: Chocolate coated fun – Travel – NZ Herald News …

Coffee versus tea: It’s the ultimate hot drink face-off 

By Katherine Martinko | October 23, 2015 What’s it going to be? Check out this fun infographic to learn amusing and interesting facts about both popular beverages. Do you ever get into animated conversations (a.k.a. arguments) with friends or family members about what’s better – coffee or tea? Chances are, if you’re a self-professed coffee addict or a faithful tea lover, then you must find yourself debating the merits of your preferred hot beverage with people who think differently. …

Coffee shop owners open brewery in Wauseon – Toledo Blade

… it,” Mrs. Michelson said. “My husband and I like craft beer as much as we did when we started our coffee business [12 years ago]. So, when we saw how much space was back there we kind of got the idea, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun to brew beer back here?” The only thing is, neither of the Michelsons had any expertise in brewing beer, just the interest. “I’m 58 and he’s 61, so we didn’t want to start brewing beer,” she said. The Wauseon couple, however, didn’t have to look too far to …

October holds hazards for pets, like chocolate

By Dr. Laura Kiehnbaum | Occtober 12, 2015 Istock Photo. October is a month of fun and change with Halloween excitement and the onset of crisp fall weather. But while many of us look forward to both of these October events, both also pose serious risks to pets that we need to recognize. Halloween and the weeks leading up to it mean lots of freely available treats, especially candy, in our homes. Much of that will be chocolate, a treat for …