Category Archives: shopping

Ruby chocolate here we go!

Touted as the 4th chocolate type in the world, Ruby Chocolate has been gaining momentum and now we have this: a limited edition of Baci that tastes as pretty as it looks. I learned about Ruby choco only recently (and have been trying to find bars or callets to use in baking), but it’s still not available in amounts for non-professionals.

The ever-so-slightly sour but fruity flavor should appeal to those who don’t care for the sickly sweetness of white chocolate. Personally, I will always be a fan of dark chocolate, but if Baci and KitKat can make a go of it, I imagine others will be jumping in on the Ruby craze.

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The Great Christmas Bake Off

I know that sounds downright ambitious of me but given the 4.1 kilos of Belgian chocolate from an Amazon order, I am ready to fire up the oven. During the holidays it is always a mad rush for getting cookies, cakes and those wonderful treats out on time, but this year will be less chaotic because 1) I’m not making a lot of different cookies, I’m just baking more of what we like best and 2) I’m going to cheat. How, you might ask? Well for starters, no gingerbread house from scratch. I picked up the house kit from IKEA and while it’s a small one, I’ll take small over having to mess with templates and all that goes with decorating the end product.

Today was predicted to be a snow day but it turned into a mix of flurries, sunshine, and passing clouds. Nighttime temps have dropped down to 0°C, the wood-burning stove is almost always lit, and so far it doesn’t look like any snowstorm is heading our way. What do you think Mister B? Poor guy. He’s having his teeth cleaned tomorrow and I’m going to be hearing a stream of annoyed huffs in the morning since he mustn’t eat anything before being put under.