If you are a long-time follower of my blog, you know that Ms. Myra brings me a box of Christopher Elbow each year on Christmas Eve.  I do all I can to hide them from the kids and make them last until Valentine’s Day when I sometimes receive a box from Better Half.  In case […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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, […]

Check out my beautiful cat, Calista, who hasn’t been included on the site in a really, really long time! On Today’s Date in the Past: Yellow Eye on You Turkish Textiles

My son’s Quiz Bowl Team did well enough at Super Saturday back in December to participate in the televised games of Quest.  The show was taped a few weeks ago and airs later today.  So proud of him and his team! On Today’s Date in the Past: Last Two Candy Heart Pics Pomegranate Stray Cat […]