One Thing, Three Ways: Table Ocho

One Thing, Three Ways: Table Ocho

Better Half is one of the most creative, thoughtful gift givers I know, especially because the gifts he gives me focus more on experiences than stuff. For example, you might remember that last year’s birthday present was a dinner on the Napa Valley Wine Train. This year, for Valentine’s Day, we had dinner at Table … Continue reading

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