Chocolate Kissed by a Rose

The signboard outside a neighborhood sweets shop offered the enticing promise of rose-flavored hot chocolate. A promise that, as is so often is the case with rose-flavored/scented foods, did not quite stand up in the bargain. The Valrhona hot chocolate was indeed luscious and lovingly prepared, but a bit heavy-handed in the addition of rose flavoring. It’s a problem encountered a lot in recipes that attempt … Continue reading Chocolate Kissed by a Rose

Not Too Fancy, Always Delicious

Once upon a time, my office mates and I mused about how wonderful it would be to have someone come around in the afternoon to bring us treats—cookies and brownies, just like in grade school. Then, voila! One day a couple of years ago, the Treats Truck started turning up around town, among the first of the new-wave food trucks trend. Our prayers were answered. And we couldn’t have … Continue reading Not Too Fancy, Always Delicious