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February 10, 2020

I can't be the only one who starts humming the Kaiser Chiefs everytime I hear the word ruby, but it does put a smile on my face and so does this chocolate.  I baked ruby Brownies in February last year and they were great, quite a different flavour to milk and dark choc...

November 24, 2019

Today is Stir up Sunday; the traditional Sunday before Christmas for getting all the family together to make a Christmas pudding. Everyone gets a stir and a wish while stirring. If traditional Christmas pudding is not for you then create your own family traditions maki...

October 1, 2019

October is a great month, the last of the summer sun gives way to blustery winds and we dig out the winter coats to keep warm and cosy while out collecting conkers and acorns and kicking through leaves in our wellies.  This October is even more exciting though as I'm j...

September 16, 2019

Last weekend The 3 Brewers of St Albans opened up their brewery for the day, with live music, beer tours, BBQ by The Plough at Sleapshyde and me - The Choc Spot - it was a brilliant day. The weather was lovely, not wet, not too windy, some sunshine, just right for bein...

July 15, 2019

We had lots of unusual visitors at St Albans' Farmer's Market yesterday. American police car sirens shattered the calm as they escorted the Ghostbusters van up St Peter's Street and then later Storm troopers invaded the market place and had a look round the stalls as t...

July 8, 2019

Yesterday, July 7th, was World Chocolate Day, apparently the day chocolate was introduced to Europe way back in 1550.  If, like me, any day can be, and more often than not, is a chocolate day, then you might be interested in a chocolate hotel.  Here are 10 of the best...

February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day - with January out of the way, it's the perfect time to get back to enjoying chocolate and I've just discovered a new one.  Ruby chocolate has been created by the world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and cocoa products, after 13 years of crafting...

December 4, 2018

December is upon us and it's feeling cold and wintry this week, with the first proper ice- scraping of car windows this morning, therefore the perfect time of year for Hot Chocolate and I've just discovered a new one.  Claiming to be delicious and nutritious it contain...

September 26, 2018

So much fun creating a castle fit for a Knight for a 6th birthday party.  4 layers of yummy Dark Chocolate cake, sandwiched with creamy vanilla frosting and then castle walls from bricks of solid chocolate, complete with drawbridge and turrets.   Looked amazing and tas...

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