How to eat Chocolate Mindfully
I am often asked What is mindful eating?
Well I think mindful eating is (i.e., paying attention to our food, on purpose, moment by moment, without judgment) is an approach to food that focuses on individuals' sensual awareness of the food, environment and their experience of food.
Being mindful of the food you eat can promote better digestion, keep you full with less food, and influence wiser choices about what and when you eat in the future.
Cocoa butter silk what is it?
I keep reading that "Cocoa Butter Silk Is a major Step forward in chocolate tempering" is it just like the commercial products Barry C make?
It tempers perfectly virtually every time, It reduces the number of steps needed to temper so in turn makes tempering less complecated..
The Brain and Chocolate
We all know how special savouring a piece of chocolate can be – from the first look at its packaging, the moment you touch it to the reassuring snap it makes, releasing the amazing aromas and then finally as you take the first bite to the way it coats your taste buds in a rich, velvety layer of pure flavour filling your olfactory with some of the 1500 aromas it connecting you to the rain forest it was grown in. And then when that’s finished,...
Why we eat mince pies at Christmas
Some of us eat them by the dozens as Christmas approaches but there’s more to the mince pie than you may have realised.
We think the first mince pie was known by a few different names, “Christmas pie, mutton pie, and shrid pie" Usually filled with minced lamb, not dried fruit like we eat them today.
Mendiants are the prefect lockdown treat
Get your home chocolate making started here Chocolate mendiants are atruly delicious French confectionery traditionally given out at Christmas time, each one a little bite sized treat of both sweetness and crunch, they are colourful way to round up a dinner or a luxurious little treat to enjoy with a coffee or glass of whiskey.
How to dehydrate fruits, vegetables and herbs
Winter can be dull and drab but it's also the time of yearthe shops and markets are full of brightly coloured tangy flavoured citrus fruit like lemons, limes oranges, and kumquats they can bring a ray of sunshine to the darkest days, and can easily be dehydrated, to use all year round.
Top Tips for networking meetings
I assume like me you are bombarded with emails inviting you to a networking breakfast or an early evening meet up, sometimes these are regional sometimes trade specific, some charge a fee some are free but what is true they are often a valuable source of information and even new business. Here are a few of my tips to get the best from networking.
Work Christmas Parties
Tis the season to P-A-R-T-Y. Yes, the Christmas Party is looming!
But are you one of these people that can’t wait to let your hair down and let loose with the people you see every day or are you one of those folk that slowly fills up with dread when you see the invite drop into your inbox?
Herbs can keep unwanted insects from your table and kitchen
Its BBQ session again you know the its time to shop, chop, rub, marinade, chill, prepare
then take the banquet outside just to find you are also catering for every flying thing imageable, mosquitoes, flies, gnats, ants all looking for a free lunch.