What’s Your Chocolate?
What: Post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related.
When: September 10th
When I first heard about the chocolate blog hop my excitement and imagination knew no bounds. I love chocolate. It’s one of my favorite things, and I indulge—often. Blogging about it sounded like fun.
I thought about and discarded several ideas before choosing one. I’d make, photograph and later consume (duh!) my stunning recipe for chocolate sauce/chocolate body paint.
All of this came to a screaming halt on Friday. The loud noise you heard – that was me.
And the reason for the ungodly muttering coming from our house? I’d decided to try on a few clothes since we’re off on holiday in two weeks. Either my closet has become home to little elves and they’re stealing the fabric from my clothes or it’s me. Sigh. Yep, I’m pretty sure it’s me.
The very next day, a four-letter word—DIET—came into play and anything chocolate related went on the banned list. I have two weeks to fit into my clothes and feel comfortable instead of worrying about busted seams.
Which left me with a dilemma. What could I do for What’s Your Chocolate?
I could point you to some of the delicious chocolate recipes I’ve posted on my blog in the past, all tested and photographed. Told you I like chocolate!
Chocolate Bath Salts – not to eat, but to put in the bath
Or I could cheat on my new diet…
No! No, not an option, Shelley. Your clothes, straining at the seams. Remember?
And then I came up with the idea to talk about marriages made in chocolate. What’s that you say? Marriage?
And that’s where I explain…
Marriages Made in Chocolate
Chocolate is a versatile treat. It goes with so many things, combining to make special and delectable treats.
Here are some of my favorite chocolate marriages:
Chilli and chocolate e.g. Chocolate Chilli Shortbread
Orange and chocolate e.g. Decadent Chocolate Truffles
Coffee and chocolate e.g. Easy Chocolate Mousse
Raspberries and chocolate
Mint and chocolate
Ginger and chocolate
Hazelnuts and chocolate
Cherries and chocolate e.g. Black Forest Muffins
What is your favorite chocolate marriage?
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