Are You Baking With the Right Chocolate? – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | December 7, 2015 The baking aisle of your supermarket is a complicated place, stacked high with questions and more varieties of funfetti cake than you ever know you needed. If you’re just there for some baking chocolate, you face shelves of options: Bittersweet or semisweet? Milk or dark? How dark? Chips or bars? Bars or blocks? Nibs?!? It’s enough to throw your hands up, grab a tub of frosting, one of those boxed mixes, and call it a day. Until now. We present: the …

Want a Better Gym Performance? Drink Coffee

… coffee. “That’s a quantity you might already be sipping each morning,” says Cynthia Sass, a registered dietitian and New York Times bestselling author, who is also the sports-nutrition consultant for the New York Yankees. Coffee provides what Hofmekler calls “fast energy,” which is exactly what you need to get you out the door in the first place. Motivation to work out plus more fat-burning bang for your buck? That’s enough to sell us on a pre-leg day dose of caffeine—but, as it …

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 …

With Technology, India’s Tea Industry Stirs Itself Into The Modern Era

… Silicon Valley’s Accel Partners, Teabox boasts a personalized tea subscription: Customers take a short online quiz that reveals their preferences and habits, which an algorithm then converts into a selection. Perhaps technology can help age-old Indian brews reclaim their rightful place in the global tea pantheon. Source: With Technology, India’s Tea Industry Stirs Itself Into The Modern Era – Forbes …

Organization raising money for coffee shop designed to employ students with autism

… out.” As part of her research, Pickard visited Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates in Fairfax where their motto is, “We don’t hire people to make chocolates, we make chocolates to hire people.” Owner Ellen Graham said there are no other businesses like theirs in the northern Virginia area. She and her husband, Jim, sensed a need two years ago and opened their shop so their daughter, Cameron, and others with intellectual disabilities could have a place to work. “I think we are …