Herbs de Provence Ganache

When summer is closer to fall we start looking for earthier flavours and this ganache will definitely fit that description. Herbs de Provence is generally a mixture of herbs commonly used in the south of France. They usually include savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano with lavender leaves sometimes added for the North American market. […]

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Hawthorn Truffles

I am going to apologize upfront. I try very hard to post seasonal recipes and generally stay away from items that are not in season somewhere in the world. Valentine’s is coming and this is a highly appropriate suggestion as hawthorn is all about the heart. The unfair part is that unless there is hawthorn […]

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Chestnut & Marzipan “Truffles”

Technically a truffle is a soft chocolate and cream mixture otherwise known as ganache. This is a half and half mixture of marzipan and chestnut puree with infused fruits that can be easily rolled into balls and coated with cocoa, icing sugar or almonds. Option number two is to get out the chocolate and finish […]

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Three Price Conscious Hallowe’en Treats

A trip to the grocery store is a quick way to get the neighbourhood kids sorted out for Hallowe’en but homemade for/with special friends can also be reasonably priced when making these three options; Rocky Road, Trailmix Bark and Rice Krispie Toffee Clusters. Let’s start with the chocolate. There are two types of chocolates available […]

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Fresh Mint Truffles

There are so many lovely ways to use fresh herbs in the spring and summer months. Yesterday’s post was a simple chop and mix into salad option. This infused recipe is for the dessert end of the meal or maybe treat time. Mint can be found growing wild in one form or another on all […]

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Caramel Apples Bites, coated in chocolate

Caramel apples are so much a part of this time of the year but sometimes they are just too much. This smaller version is made from fresh juicy apple pieces wrapped in sweet gooey caramel, dipped in luxurious dark chocolate and sprinkled with roasted walnuts pieces. Mouth watering yet? Best enjoyed on the day made. […]

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Raspberry Truffles

I often share truffle recipes over other styles of chocolates because they are an easy way to have great quality chocolates without the need to get out the marble and temper chocolate. The soft and creamy aspects of the filling can be controlled by how much scalded whipping cream, butter, alcohol or fruit puree is […]

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Chocolate Easter Bunnies – Freehand

Last weekend I was scheduled to teach two children’s chocolate classes making Easter treats at a local museum. Upon arrival for set-up, I realized that the bunny mold was still sitting on the counter in the laundry room, too far away to drive home and collect. What’s a girl to do? Thankfully the first group […]

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Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Think of this as the start of an idea. The final finished product will depend entirely on what unique bits and pieces you bring to the project and how many little hands get their fingers in the mix. Hot chocolate on a stick can be finished up for a child’s stocking in a cup with […]

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mummies or not

Ghouls and goblins, zombies and mummies! It is that time of  year and what better flavour to take to the chocolate dish than pumpkin and cheesecake, together? These little morsels can be finished off as a Thankgiving treat or made to look like all the crypts in the Valley of the Kings have been opened. […]

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