Things that inspire me to write #47: Chocolate Arts

Every year around this time my family and I embark on afternoon of truffle making. It’s a pretty good time–how can anything that involves chocolate, marzipan and liquor filling not be? However, despite all our thermometer watching, ever-so-gentle butter stirring and measured sprinkling–the end results generally resemble very chunky cat-turds. Making chocolates that looks as good as […]

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Things that inspire me to write #58: Gingerbread Lane

Little knitted booties, paper and ribbon greeting cards with hand-dyed envelopes, double dipped, cashew dusted truffles. December is definitely the king of arts and crafts–and there is no event which takes it to the extreme like Vancouver’s Gingerbread Lane. Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, its a veritable feast for the creative appetite  featuring some of the most elaborate,  finely crafted and just plain […]

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