Nine Artistic Gems

Nine Artistic Gems

If you haven’t had the chance to experience Christopher Elbow‘s chocolates, let me assure you that these lovelies taste as good as they look!  Here’s what I scored in this box (clockwise from the left):  rosemary, vanilla bean, coffee, Venezuelan spice, Bananas Foster, passion fruit caramel, Earl Grey, Ghana dark chocolate ganache and (center) fleur … Continue reading

One Thing, Three Ways: Bananas Foster

One Thing, Three Ways: Bananas Foster

Christopher Elbow‘s Bananas Foster chocolate tastes just like the dessert — bananas and brown sugar flambeed with rum.  Hear from Christopher and see how they are made here. Bananas Foster Photo #1   Bananas Foster Photo #2 Bananas Foster Photo #3   On Today’s Date in the Past: What’s Black and White with a Touch … Continue reading

One Thing, Three Ways:  Chocolate is Life

One Thing, Three Ways: Chocolate is Life

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~ Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump Forrest has profoundly sound advice, especially for such a “slow-witted and naive, but good-hearted” character.  Yes, you never know what you’re going to get when you open a box of Christopher Elbow … Continue reading

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Around this time of year, it’s not unusual for a woodpecker to land on the gutters and attack the house to the point that it feels like the entire place is shaking.  This shot is a bit grainy — because I had to take it from indoors, through glass, fully zooming out on my really, … Continue reading