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Chocolate in Vancouver: 2nd Nibble

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If you have been in our shop or visited our web site, you already know that I love to use color on the chocolates I create.  The problem with airbrushing cocoa butter is that, like chocolate itself, it is very finicky.  Cocoa butter is that fat that comes from the…

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Chocolate in Vancouver: 1st Nibble

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I want to let you know about an exciting opportunity I had recently that will ultimately result in new chocolate designs and tastes to tempt your taste buds. I recently traveled to Bowen Island, just off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia to attend a class at Cocoa West, a…

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A Sneak Peek at What’s Coming

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It has been a fun couple of weeks in the SL kitchen!  To be completely honest, this is my most favoritest………(No, you won’t find that in the dictionary.  I’ve been in a creative mood and sometimes there aren’t words in any of the languages I know that adequately describe my…

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The Colors of Springtime

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We just keep painting away!  Even though the weather in northwest Ohio is still a bit dingy and gray, inside Stella Leona it is bright and cheerful thanks to all the hand painting going on. These are the colorful chocolate flower medallions, carrots and speckled eggs that hide inside our…

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