Chocolate Adventures du Jour

Laura Slack’s back! Chocolate skull filled with caramel and black garlic.

I found myself on a work contract last year where I was walking distance to Soma Chocolate 2 days a week! It was chocolate every day for me: tumbled hazelnuts baked into Nutella cookies; tumbled ginger baked into ginger cookies, and spicy mayan hot chocolate mix. I wanted to perform an experiment to see what effect, besides to my waistline, having chocolate every week would do. Apparently it’s benefitting my cholesterol level, memory and risk of heart disease and stroke.

Here I am a year later still having my weekly fix of chocolate. This time around it’s all manner of fair-trade chocolate from Divine.

Stress, weather and just plain desire are some of the more personally compelling reasons to indulge in chocolate. Check out the following links for recommended chocolate shops around the world. And remember to research which brands use fair-trade cocoa products.


This is how I roll

Tim's at airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Photo by Kimberley (c)2016
Tim’s at airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Photo by Kimberley (c)2016

It’s that time of year again in Canada, the time of year when the winter blues hijack our food cravings making carbs extremely attractive while some try to adhere to Lent.

Tim Hortons is a coffee and doughnut chain, founded in Canada by a hockey player and his business partner, a cop.

Tim’s or Timmy’s, as it is affectionately known by the double-double set, holds an annual “roll up the rim” contest where prizes are awarded to those with a winning cup. Prizes are revealed by rolling up the rim of your disposable cup. See our previous post on Tim’s, “roll up the rim” and healthy alternatives to doughnuts.

Laissez the “roll up the rim” rouler!


Enormous Second day of the week

Mardi Gras and New Orleans are synonymous with gastronomy. Below are some links for food you can expect to have at any decent Mardi Gras party.

Mardi Gras translated means Fat Tuesday