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Category Archives: Chocolate

Magazine Mondays: Pie. Chocolate Pie.

Written on June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm, by

Wow. It has been a long time between Magazine Mondays! Whilst I try not to chew off my nails during the Italy-Ireland game at the 2012 Euros, I thought putting up a new MM post might be a good way to relax. What better way to take your mind of hot, sweaty men in shorts  Continue Reading »

Every Kitchen Should Be So Sweet!

Written on May 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm, by

I have been fortunate enough to have a few brushes with the pastry world. I have had the tremendous honour of having lunch with Dorie Greenspan and many, many, many years ago, shortly after completing my university degree and enrolling in a publishing certificate program, I had the opportunity to talk to Regan Daley. For  Continue Reading »

Something about Flying and the Wind

Written on September 27, 2009 at 10:15 am, by

The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. Before I left for Italy, I knew that Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon  Continue Reading »

Automated Blog Post: Attention Readers

Written on February 28, 2009 at 11:10 am, by

Greeting Cream Puffs in Venice readers, If you are awake and/or own a computer, you will already know that today is the reveal day for the February 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge. The individual known to you as Cream Puff is unable to post today so she has arranged for the delivery of a text message  Continue Reading »

Come Over to the Dark Side

Written on February 7, 2008 at 7:22 pm, by

There was a time in my life when I devoured books (no pun intended). But the long haul of university essays followed by a career where I spend a good part of my day reading and writing resulted in a long break in my pursuit of leisurely reading. Recently, though, I’ve felt the inner call  Continue Reading »

Ambition, Thy Name is Chocolate!

Written on February 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm, by

Well, February certainly isn’t shy. She has announced herself with much snow and bluster around these parts, anyway. But I don’t mind. The weather has given all of us the perfect reason to hunker down and indulge in hot chocolate and cookbooks. As I perused The Overburdened Bookshelf for a book to feature as the  Continue Reading »

Cream Puff Falls in Love!

Written on January 23, 2007 at 9:04 pm, by

Not with a man. Not with a Cream Puff. With a book! I am working on a review of the cookbook Essence of Chocolate:  Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate by Robert Steinberg and John Scharffenberger. The review isn’t ready yet, but I just had to tell you about it and give you  Continue Reading »

SHF #27: The Amedei High

Written on January 21, 2007 at 10:14 pm, by

Ah, the joys of a sugar high! January’s sugar high is being hosted by none other than David Lebovitz who clearly knows that chocolate is king … and queen for that matter. The theme for SHF #27 is Chocolate by Brand. When I bake, I generally use Lindt chocolate, which is easy to find in  Continue Reading »

Canadian Blogging by Post: A Letter to my Mailman

Written on May 4, 2006 at 9:34 pm, by

Dear Mr. Mailman: I trust that you are well and that this lovely May weather has made your duties all the more pleasant to carry out. The very first edition of Canadian Blogging by Post has inspired me to write you this missive to express some thoughts that I have always meant to express to  Continue Reading »

Chocolate Love

Written on February 14, 2006 at 12:16 am, by

I love you. Je t’aime. Ti amo.  我爱你 Ich liebe dich. Aloha wau i’a oe. Eu te amo. Innibig kita. Ya tebe kokhayu. Jeg elsker dig. Konoronhkwa. Te quiero. Ja tebe volim (This one is for Jenny of de Arte Coquinaria!) However you say it. In whatever language you say it. Today is the day  Continue Reading »

Literally, A Chocolate Feast

Written on February 9, 2006 at 1:48 pm, by

During the month of February, we celebrate the ideal of romantic love. But for me, all love should be celebrated, including the love of food and the love of words. So when Patricia of P.A. Moed invited me to participate in a literary feast … well … how could I say no? Patricia’s idea was  Continue Reading »

White Chocolate Coconut Cream Bars

Written on February 7, 2006 at 7:48 pm, by

"Is it February 4th already?" That was my first thought when I glanced at my calendar on Saturday morning. My second thought was, "What happened to January?" And my third thought was the realization that I was experiencing my very first episode of a little syndrome I like to call Food Blogitis, which I define  Continue Reading »

The Month of Chocolate

Written on February 2, 2006 at 4:33 pm, by

More so than even December, for me, February is the month of chocolate. Maybe it’s because there’s chocolate everywhere. Or because hearts and chocolate seem to go so well together. Or maybe it’s because February just happens to be one of the most stressful months of the year for me at work. Whatever the reason,  Continue Reading »

“Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sitting in a Tree …”

Written on January 23, 2006 at 7:01 pm, by

"…K-I-S-S-I-N-G/First comes Love/Then Comes Marriage …" well, you know how the rest of the rhyme goes. When I think of food marriages, I think of warm bread slathered with soft butter, a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie and a cold glass of milk, golden fried potatoes and a sprinkling of sea salt … I could go  Continue Reading »