Written by AndreAnna McLean
With Mother’s Day tomorrow it got me thinking about my own mother and how she shaped my life and inspired me.
From my mother, I learned that the details matter; the details are what take something from good to great. Taking time for the details shows you care.
As a kid I thought that no better hot beverage for winter existed than hot chocolate. While my mother was having her cup of tea at tea time, we were given steamy mugs of hot chocolate. The fact that the hot chocolate came out of a packet (just add hot water) was of no consequence to me partly because I didn’t know better and partly because I loved those tiny marshmallows.
As an adult I consider hot chocolate more of a dessert than a beverage. I also think that if you are going to make hot chocolate it should contain, well, chocolate!
Written by Ricki Heller
It is funny how my mind works – places, events and people are entwined and woven together with food in my memories. Take these gluten-free Black Forest cupcakes for instance, a new twist on Black Forest Cake filled with chocolate, cherries and cream