Obsessively good organic dark chocolate.
San Francisco's TCHO makes outrageously delicious dark chocolate from certified organic, fair trade ingredients. The company, which was co-founded by space shuttle technologist-turned -chocolate maker, creates a direct link between cacao farmers and chocolate lovers.
It was scorching in Oregon this summer. So hot the autumn pumpkins ripened early. Which meant the brewers at Rogue, best known for Dead Guy Ale, found themselves picking pumpkins five weeks ahead of schedule and concocting their annual pumpkin-flavored beer long before the dog days slipped away. (Last year, Rogue’s Pumpkin Patch Ale wasn’t released until Oct.......read more
Directed by Kevin Millet Production / None Music / Movement SWEET CHERRY is a video about what happen in the fruit picking in British Columbia, Canada. Every year, people from all around the globe come for the harvest to make money but also discover and have new experiences. From precarious conditions to unexpected meeting, I’ve filmed portraits of people of differents origins. Directed......read more
Who doesn't want a little chocolate every day? Our friends The Mast Brothers always deliver with their artisan chocolates and it makes a great gift for someone special. Try their seasonal flavors like Vermont Maple in Milk Chocolate, or their Dark Chocolate selections, which are high in anti-oxidants. ...read more
OK, maybe not for the health seeker in you, but put this in the craft category. For lovers of malt sweets, there's nothing quite as luxuriant (yet, reasonably priced) in the chocolate world as Askinosie's chocolate-covered malt balls. The Springfield, Missouri-based bean-to-ball brand utilizes hand-ladled, melted single-origin Tanzania dark chocolate atop a dense malt core. They're rich and......read more
Make Milk Bar's famous Compost cookies at home with their salty but sweet and foolproof mix. With chocolate, coffee, butterscotch and oats, all you need to add is butter, an egg and your choice of potato chips or pretzels—or just about anything else you can think up. Each can makes about 12 cookies (or perhaps one giant one?) and all their other flavors—including Blueberry and......read more
I’m not really against food coloring, but I’ll happily go the natural route when possible. There are so many amazing colors in food — so why not use them? There are some brands that are now selling natural food colorings, but I love to DIY. There are a few points to keep in mind if you want to try it yourself at home. 1. Choose the source of color Sources for natural......read more
A dark chocolate version of the best-selling salted caramel bar from Creighton's Chocolaterie, this GIRL POWER snack's sales yield a percentage of the profit to Girls Out Loud. This organization works with teenage girls and offers mentoring, workshops and more in order to encourage confidence, resilience and hopefully the ability to recognize their own greatness. Price is in Pounds....read more
SALINAS, Calif. — José Camacho once worked the fields here in the Salinas Valley, known as “the Salad Bowl of the World” for its abundance of lettuce and vegetables. His wife still does. But back in 2000, Mr. Camacho, who is 63, got an unusual phone call. He was asked if he wanted to work for a new project studying the effects of pesticides on the children of farm......read more