Posts Tagged ‘Chocolate’
1. How to make homemade natural Easter Egg Dyes (via Care2)
2. The tastiest cough medicine of all is Chocolate… yes, Chocolate (via treehugger)
3. How to make the simplest Vegetarian Soup ever (via treehugger)
4. What late night snack should you have? (via College Humor)
5. Make and Eat: Pea Soup with Ham Recipe
Kitchen Monki is very happy to welcome Alexa Besgen of the Boston-based blog, Simple Eats, to Monki Bread! This New England foodie comes from a long line of food lovers. A bit of trivia: Pete Luger of the famous Pete Luger’s Steakhouse in New York City was Alexa’s great great uncle! Her foodie mantra is “Sip. Savor. Celebrate.” which doubles as her life motto as well. Alexa just recently became a member of the site and when we asked her to share some food for thought with our members, the thing that came to her mind is what most of us probably (should) have on our minds right now… Valentine’s Day! Sweet. Make sure to stop by Alexa’s blog, her Facebook page as well say hi to her on Twitter @Simple_Eats!
Valentine’s day means one thing: CHOCOLATE. From cream-filled to double-chocolate covered, the varieties are endless. This year, instead of handing your loved one a box of cheap, packaged candies from the drugstore, why not take the time to make your own?
Not only are they able to serve as the actual gift, but you can tailor them to according to your tastes. Everyone loves chocolate, and nothing says “I love you” like a homemade treat. Wrap up the bark in a pretty box or place the truffles in mini muffin cups, and you’ve got the perfect gift.
Double Chocolate Raspberry Bark
6 ounces dark chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate chips
4 tbsp. seedless raspberry jam
1. Melt dark chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Pour onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Freeze for 20 minutes, or until hardened.
Dark chocolate truffles/milk chocolate truffles
12 ounces milk/dark chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1. Combine heavy cream and salt in a saucepan and heat until simmering, not boiling. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
Note: Using latex gloves when making these prevents mess!
1. Twinkie Diet helps Nutrition Professor lose 20 pounds (via CNN)
2. Experts warn of a looming Chocolate Crisis (via treehugger)
3. The Science behind Why We Love Ice Cream (via WSJ)
4. Make This: NY Style Pizza Recipe
5. LA’s disgraceful attempt to prevent Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution from coming to its schools (via the Independant)