Tag: chocolate

Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.

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Chocolatiers Lindt Loses Final Appeal To Trademark Golden Easter Bunnies

Chocolatiers Lindt Loses Final Appeal To Trademark Golden Easter Bunnies

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

For 12 years Lindt had fought this in courts; most small chocolatiers gave in, but Confiserie Riegelein challenged Lindt and won the right to keep making its own chocolate bunnies.

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Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

Diet And Acne: For A Clearer Complexion, Cut The Empty Carbs

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eating foods that cause your blood sugar to rise – like bagels, candy bars and juice – may be tied to acne flare-ups. How? Those blood sugar spikes can also increase hormones that stimulate oil production, researchers say.

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Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

Gooey Valentine’s Day Baked S’mores

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day is next week and while a box of chocolates and flowers might earn you some points, you’ll definitely score by making something homemade. And you don’t even have to create something overly complicated. It’s the thought that counts… So, here is a heartfelt and handmade recipe for Gooey Baked S’mores.

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Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

Chocolate: Out Of The Box, Into The Frying Pan

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is nothing sadder than giving or receiving a box of boring chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Instead, combine two things that will impress your significant other more than anything else: chocolate and a home-cooked meal — like beef short ribs braised in chocolate and wine.

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Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

Bean to Bar to Glass: Dandelion Chocolate Opens a Café in the Mission

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd visits Dandelion Chocolate’s new cafe, where a team of passionate chocolate makers use beans that are sourced directly from quality small farms to make chocolate bars, smoothies, tea and iced chocolate drinks.

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Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

Q&A with Michael Recchiuti about Chocolate Lab and the Holidays

| December 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Mary Ladd profiles Michael Recchiuti, who shares what it’s like to work in his new Chocolate Lab dessert cafe in the Dogpatch neighborhood. Recchiuti talks about his favorite menu items and holiday foods and gift sweets.

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Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

Q&A with Chocolate Expert and Author Alice Medrich

| February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve eaten or made an American style chocolate truffle—known for a soft center and slightly lumpy form compared to French truffles–you have a local Bay Area chocolate expert to thank.

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Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

Holiday Gifts from the Farmers’ Market: Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Moving northwards to find the best farmers’ market gifts in the North Bay, at the Sebastopol and Marin Civic Center markets.

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Occupy the Pantry!

Occupy the Pantry!

| November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

How will you move your money this holiday season? Stephanie Rosenbaum offers tips and advice for delicious gift-giving the non-corporate way.

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A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

A Tower of Chocolate: The Three-Layer Fourth of July Chocolate Cake

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

This three-layer chocolate cake is perfect for Fourth of July, with its mountain of red, white and blue decor.

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Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

Cherished Family Recipes: Oh, the Joy and Bewilderment

| June 13, 2011 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon shares her family’s old recipe for a soft, spicy chocolate cookie you’ll never forget.

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Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

Homemade Truffles for Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2011 | 10 Comments

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if you’re planning on spending a small fortune on chocolates for your sweet, hold up! Consider making your own chocolate truffles.

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New Year’s Buckeyes

New Year’s Buckeyes

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon’s New Year’s tradition: choose your lucky food! This year it’s Buckeyes, the favorite Southern candy made with simple ingredients like peanut butter and chocolate.

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