A lot of stories you read this weekend and for the rest of this month will probably start something like this: “It’s February and your New Year’s Resolutions have most likely been shot. Here are ways to keep what you had hoped for yourself in check, while still having some fun!”
I won’t start like that. Though, I guess I kind of already have?
Regardless, for this week’s Photo Friday, I’m sharing this delicious, chocolate inspired post for a number of reasons: It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, chocolate is always associated with Valentine’s Day (regardless of your relationship status) and chocolate is delicious, so it’s something you can eat at any time of year (except for maybe January 3 when you’re really trying to stick to your goals).
For Christmas, I got my mom and I two tickets to a chocolate making workshop by Canadian company, Chocolate Tales.
On January 11, my mom and I drove to The Mad Bean Coffee House, an independent coffee joint, on Eglinton Ave. W., just east of Avenue Rd. in Toronto, for our chocolate making experience. In just under two-hours, we learned about the history of chocolate. we got to eat chocolate, we made and decorated truffles and we brought all the chocolate we made home, including two lava cakes we had the pleasure of decorating with white chocolate and coconut, in two gift boxes – wrapped in ribbon and all!
If you’re not convinced you should get your tickets for the next workshop yet, see for yourself:
The Mad Bean Coffee House in Toronto is known for supporting local artists and sustainable coffee. The shop was in gallery transition, so there was no art on the walls, but the atmosphere was still cozy and relaxed.
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate discs waiting to be tasted.
Coconut, cocoa powder, marshmallows and chocolate discs for decorating.
One hundred per cent milk chocolate just waiting to be melted.
Does anyone have a straw?
Things do get messy, but that’s what makes this Chocolate Tales workshop the most fun!
Once all the truffles are decorated, they are put into the fridge to cool down and harden.
The tools that make things happen at Chocolate Tales workshops.
A storyteller. That is how I would describe myself.
I love communicating with people using the written and spoken word as well as various multimedia. I am developing a career where I can use my journalistic, communication and project management skills daily.
Naturally, I love to write. I’m passionate about making a difference and fighting to make this world a comfortable place for everyone to live. A world without barriers, discrimination, standards of beauty, gender stereotypes, harassment, racism, disease…the list goes on and on.
I am a social media enthusiast and have extensive experience using Twitter, Facebook, blogs and LinkedIn to market brands and initiatives.
I recently completed the post-graduate Event Management program at Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (ITAL), from which I have earned an Ontario Post-Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Event Management with honours. I am also a graduate of the Media Studies program at the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies from the University of Guelph as well as a Diploma in Journalism from Humber College ITAL, both with distinction.
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