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How a Box of Chocolates Inspired a Hawaiian-Themed Dinner

I wish I were saying “Aloha!” from sunny, warm Hawaii.  Given the recent warm-up in Toronto, I really should not be complaining though.

I was thinking about Hawaii recently given that when my cousin from Hawaii visited with his family last year, they brought over a box of Hawaiian Host chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and other Hawaiian treats.  Since I wanted to share this far-away treat with others, it inspired me to plan a Hawaiian-themed dinner with my Canadian cousin and her family. (more…)

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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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