Image of Blink Chocolate Bark

Friends + Wine + Dark Chocolate = Happiness

Having wine with friends is common.  However, when was the last time you enjoyed wine with them along with dark chocolate?

Image of Blink dark chocolate barkI planned a get together with some friends to share a Sour Cherry & Cocoa Nib Bark from Blink that I had bought from The One Of A Kind Show.  I was told by a Blink representative that it was 70% dark chocolate.  She also said that it would pair well with red wine or port.  So off I went to the LCBO for suggestions on what would pair well with dark chocolate that had cocoa nibs sprinkled throughout.
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Cookies Topped with a Kiss

Made Time for Chocolate Chip Cookies Topped with a Kiss

Another eek!  Do you buy magazines after being captured by the headlines and then have them pile up without reading them?  That’s me!  When I saw the cover of the Winter 2015 issue of “Naturally, Danny Seo” magazine, I knew had to buy it.  Wouldn’t you with headlines like these: “EAT BREAD, PASTA, EVEN CHOCOLATE!”, “SLEEP BETTER 4 EASY YOGA POSES” and “25 WAYS TO FEEL RECHARGED”?

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Image of s'mores doughnut from Jelly Modern Doughnuts

A “Me” Moment: Finally, This S’mores Doughnut Is All Mine!

Yeah, the other day I was able to have a “me” moment.  I have been meaning to try the s’mores doughnut from Jelly Modern Doughnuts in its entirety for quite a while.  I cannot recall how I first came across this bakery.  I do, however, remember that when I saw their menu, I really wanted to sink my teeth into the marshmallow in the centre of the s’mores doughnut.

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Image of Chocolate Tablets from Nadege

Towards 10,000 Steps for Chocolate and to Enhance Wellbeing

I have been to a number of sessions about wellbeing and balancing life.  Often the presenters mention meditation, breathing exercises and other activities to help reduce stress, calm the mind etc.  I have always wondered why they never have the audience do an exercise on the spot especially since they say it only takes a few minutes.  Finally I attended a presentation entitled “Enhancing Resilience, Enhancing Wellbeing” where the presenter had a boardroom full of lawyers do a relaxation exercise.

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