Tag: chocolate

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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Getting Hot Chocolate Up On Its Feet

Getting Hot Chocolate Up On Its Feet

| December 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

But as long as we’re indulging, why not throw in some adult libations as well? Of course there is the standard Peppermint Schnapps for a tried and true candy-cane flavored holiday aperitif, but what about some amaretto, Frangelico or whiskey to liven things up? Or, as Fred McMurray says in the classic Double Indemnity, “I wonder if a little rum would get this back on its feet?”

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Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Homemade Halloween candy with a cookie crunch, chewy caramel layer, and milk chocolate coating. Sound familiar?

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A Week at The San Francisco Baking Institute

A Week at The San Francisco Baking Institute

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon details her week at San Francisco Baking Institute and the Top Ten Things she Learned about Pastry Production.

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Ode to Nutella

Ode to Nutella

| May 31, 2010 | 3 Comments

Megan Gordon explores the history of Nutella and demonstrates the simplest of recipes to celebrate its longevity.

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Chocolate that Will Change You

Chocolate that Will Change You

| May 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

From rustic to misshapen to downright delicious, Megan Gordon shares her three new favorite chocolate discoveries.

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A Tour of Theo Chocolate Factory

A Tour of Theo Chocolate Factory

| April 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Megan Gordon shares her experience touring Seattle’s Theo Chocolate, the U.S.’s only organic and fair-trade bean to bar chocolate factory.

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The Sweetest Holiday

The Sweetest Holiday

| February 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles-based SusieCakes has been open about a month in the Bon Air Shopping Center in Marin, and I’ve been meaning to visit with each passing day. I was doing errands in the area the other day and decided to stop in and see what all the fuss was about. I’d heard about their “frosting-filled cupcakes” and I thought it was a genius idea for all of us who use the cupcake as a socially acceptable excuse to eat frosting. And lots of it. What I didn’t expect to find was the huge celebration of Valentine’s Day in full effect–from sweet little cookies to festive whoopie pies.

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