Chocolate: Bitter is Better

Cranberry, Pecan and Bitter Chocolate Bark There are times when there’s no substitute for chocolate. There are times when even love can’t hold a candle to its pulling power. That’s when I get truly serious about chocolate, no mucking around with milky this or that, white variations or minty mutations – make mine pure and…

Easy Low-Sugar Chocolate and Rolled Oats Cookies: Redux

Take Two: The version of this recipe calling for a mountain-load of Splenda went unceremoniously into the trash bin – we eat lots of dietary fibre; we don’t need laxatives. I made a new batch using Silver Spoon’s “Half Spoon”, and blow me down, they were delicious and had virtually no lingering after-taste that is…

Easy Low-Sugar Chocolate Cookies

Easy Low-Sugar Chocolate and Rolled Oats Cookies These cookies have a rich, thick chocolate aroma that fills every nook and cranny of the kitchen. That’s the good bit, assuming you like chocolate. The not so good bit is that the amount of sweetener called for in the recipe sent both my husband and I scampering…

August’s Alphabet: The Letter “C” Is For …

Coffee when I first get myself up hot, sweet and milky in my favourite cup Crispy Coated Chicken baked with crumbs from my very own bread Mr Misk said, Mmm yum. Clouds at sunrise feathered soft tendrils wafting toward sunbeams through trees Cucumbers Two kinds I grow one long and lean like a fat string…

American-Style Chocolate Pudding

 

American-style chocolate pudding. Not the glue-some stuff that comes from dumping a package of chemicals into a bowl of milk. This is real pudding, American-style. Two versions: one full of fat and sugar, and the other sugar-free and low-fat.