Cyber Chocolate

Sunday, April 30, 2006
Cyber Chocolate: Chocolate Chat?
That's a great title "Blogging and Search Engine Stuff"

Tell that Jan Verhoeff chic she should use it!

You think of the best stuff Kim!

Oh, you mean ME??? I'm the GUEST STAR? Whoa. I better shine up my chocolate and wash my face...

What will I do with my hair?

Oh my!!! What am I going to wear?

Will there be a spotlight?

Bea, you better hurry up and send that hat ---

OH my gosh, I better get my speech written. I have so much to do....

Get a sitter for the kids.
Hire a limo.
Get airline tickets.
Brush up on my grammar.

I don't have to do anything like cartwheels or a dance routine do I... Oh, what will I do about this cellulite?

I need new shoes!

Where is my girdle? Maybe I can pack all the cellulite in there? I'll bring a suitcase too.

What if I say the wrong thing? You don't think they'll laugh at me, do you?

Oh, while I'm standing there in the spot light... You don't think Diane would maybe send me one of those chocolate covered men, would she?

I'd be real happy about that...

Is Pierce Brosnan single? You think he might be available?


It was just an idea... I suppose Lucy and I can share Ricky, for a day. In chocolate he'd look a lot like Pierce Brosnan...

Jan Verhoeff

Disclaimer: This post may be posted at Ryze for greater exposure... Duplicate posting is allowed only if chocolate is involved.
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Thursday, April 27, 2006
Chocolate Brunch Bread

For a special brunch, breakfast or after school treat!

(Bread And Chocolate)

Makes 10 servings

3 lrg eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
10 slices firm white bread
2-3oz bars bittersweet chocolate
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp confectioner's sugar

1-Beat together the eggs, milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt.
Trim crust from bread.

2- Into a 13X9" baking dish, pour half the egg mixture.
Arrange 5 bread slices in a single layer in the dish.
Break chocolate into rectangles as marked.
Divide chocolate among bread alices, leaving a 1/2" border of bread not covered with chocolate.
Top each with another slice of bread.
Pour remaining egg mixture over all. Set aside to absorb the egg. 15 to 20 min.

3-When ready to serve, heat oven to 200*
In a large non-stick skillet heat 1 tsp butter.
Carefully add the sandwiches , several at a time, and fry until brown on both sides.
Transfere to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
Repeat until all sandwiches are cooked.
Sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar and cut diagonally in half.

Serve with fresh fruit, strawberrys being the favorite.


Bea Kunz
posted by BeaK. @ 7:02 PM   2 comments
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Just packin' it on!
Today has been the day from, well... way down south where chocolate melts in split seconds.

You know the kind, you come in pull your shoes off sit down in your recliner, rest your sore doggies, and watch the world go spinning by.... But then you think.... I want chocolate!

But you KNOW there isn't one single chocolate chip in the entire house. The kids know every hiding place, and they always find them before you do.

But... you're in luck!

You remember just in the nick of time. Moments before you laps into a chocolate coma - the water boiling on the stove and you smell that delicious aroma. Chocolate Tea.

Thanks Bea. I bet I can keep that around without telling the kids. They don't touch my tea stash --- well, at least not until they know it's chocolate....

Jan Verhoeff,
Word Painter
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Chocolate Toys? Oh yeah!
Chocolate You Can Play With...

6 oz. bag of chocolate chips
5 tsp corn syrup

1 gallon size zip-top bag

rolling pin
cookie cutter
plastic knife

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and stir in corn syrup. Place the zip-top bag inside a wide mouth jar, making sure the top of the bag drapes over the outside of the jar. Pour the melted chocolate into the bag and zip closed. Let cool. Knead until the chocolate is well mixed, smooth, and sticks together. Optional: Add a few drops of water for a softer clay. Spray nonstick cooking spray on a countertop, your rolling pin, cookie cutter, and hands. The warmth from the kneading will make dough smooth and satiny as you knead the clay,. Cut, shape and sculpt your Chocolate Creations...Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Sherry Frewerd

Start Your Watkins Business Today!
posted by Jan Verhoeff @ 8:11 PM   0 comments
Sage Hill Farms Chocolate? Vintage - even!
Chocolate Tea~~~Chocolate What?~~~~Chocolate Tea!

I know you have all heard the term "This is not your mothers so and so." Well if we are speaking of tea and we are, it could very well be your mothers or your grandmothers.

Herbal teas have been around as long as the dirt they are grown in. Dating back to ancient times right along with the coca plant.

Now if your wondering what all this has to do with chocolate, well, I can answer that.
Growing in my garden is a lovely herb by the name of "chocolate mint" it smells like chocolate, taste like chocolate, so it must be chocolate!

The leaves can be used fresh in coffee or tea to impart a delicious chocolately aroma and taste.
Dried it can be crushed and used in cakes, cookies, ice cream and best of all in brownies.

Used in conjunction with other mints it makes some very interesting tea blends.

Just a side note: There is a "chocolate" scented Daisy also. (not edible) It's about the size of a quarter, has striking red undersides and a chocolate colored stamen. It grows about 18" high, makes a great border plant. The scent is in the stamen which drops with temperatures above 90*

Chocolate dreams everyone~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bea Kunz
posted by Jan Verhoeff @ 8:02 PM   0 comments
Monday, April 24, 2006
A Word For Chocolate
By: Ginger Marks

Some of my most precious memories relate to chocolate; times of fellowship and fun and quiet times alike. Every once in a while even the movie makers realize that we true aficionados of chocolate need our fix. I can recall sitting transfixed while devouring titles such as “Like Water for Chocolate” a bittersweet love story, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” not once but twice created cinematic history and one of my all time favorites simply titled, “Chocolate” a wonderful story of my favorite confection at the heart of bucking the timeless traditions in a quaint French village.

What is it about that word that makes us all sit up and take notice? Why is it when a group of friends get together the mere mention of the word causes a frenzy of excitement? Who do you think invented the Valentines Day Card? A man? Ha! The fact is that in the 1840s Esther A. Howland designed elaborate creations with lace, ribbons and colorful pictures. Howland is known as the “Mother of the Valentine”. These tokens were an easy precursor to the giving of chocolate and so it is a noteworthy event in my book. Howland was a true visionary if there ever was one.

What is this news about “healthy chocolate”? Healthy Chocolate? Really, you might say. Is it even something you or I would consider trying? I personally have tried it and can avow to the fact that it is bitter and uninviting. I don’t know about you but I am quite content savoring the smell, the taste and the absolute pleasure of a rich, dark, bittersweet piece of my favorite confection as it melts on my tongue. I say leave my chocolate alone. I don’t need to invade my senses with thoughts of butterfat adhering to my thighs or blocked arteries; after all who wants to live forever? I would rather live in the blissful ignorance of pure delight as I savor every moment of every bite.

It wasn’t very long ago that I read that women NEED chocolate. The fact is that chocolate is made from the cocoa plant and contains the highest natural source for Magnesium. Magnesium deficiency is linked with hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, joint problems and pre-menstrual tension (PMT or PMS). Now how is that for a reason to NEED chocolate?

So, the next time some health nut attempts to dissuade me from enjoying a moment of pure bliss by telling me I should, “watch my calories” or even looks at me sideways I will turn politely to them and say, “Thank you for your concern, but did you notice your car is on fire?”

© Copyright 2005 Ginger Marks

Ginger Marks is the founder of DocUmeant, Your writing assistant. For more information, visit her website at Currently she authors a column on business development and personal growth at Mrs. Marks has also written two eBooks that are available through her business site

posted by Jan Verhoeff @ 3:25 PM   0 comments
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Need an awesome mug?
March Marketing Mania lasts all year long when you have this mug to remind you and serve your favorite chocolate drink.

To get your very own March Marketing Mania mug with a bit of Irish luck, visit March Mania.

Need a mug to keep that cocoa hot?

Check out this great 'heater mug' at Angel and Zebra along with many other choice products.
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Friday, April 21, 2006
Decorator Chocolate... Anyone?

The most awesome combinatioin of colors has surfaced recently in decor. I'm absolutely gaga over this combination. It's rich dark brown chocolate color with plenty of bright white and an icy cool tint of blue with chrome.

Okay, I know it's a little weird on a chocolate site, to be discussing decorator details, but it fits. I'm talking really dark RICH chocolate on the walls, with glacial blue furniture, white carpet, white curtains, and original framed artwork on the walls featuring snowy winter scenes on white backgrounds with glacial blue shadows.

Just imagine the cool summer ambiance of a dark chocolate room decorated in glacial blue and white?
posted by Jan Verhoeff @ 5:46 PM   0 comments
Rich Chocolate
There you are, sitting on the porch, it's a lazy hazy summer afternoon, and you're thinking - some rich dark chocolate brownies would taste so great with this lemonade.

Yup, that's it...

You can't imagine another moment without some wonderfully delicious brownies. Yum Yum. But where are you going to find brownies on a hot summer afternoon, when you're just not wanting to make them?

Well, you could drive to the store...

But, it's too hot to drive, and gas it $2.90.9 a gallon, so you don't really want to drive. You could go inside and make some, but that would mean you have to get up off the porch and actually move toward the kitchen.

Ahhhhh, the lemonade tastes so good...

Well, brownies are too much trouble for today.

We'll write that recipe tomorrow...

While you're waiting - check out my book store.
posted by Jan Verhoeff @ 5:40 PM   0 comments
Cyber Chocolate has NO Calories
You know the stuff, it's better than Mom's home cookin', you feel great after you melt a piece slowly in your mouth, and life just feels nicer because you had some.


There are those who condemn it. Shhhhhh (Don't tell THEM we're here!)

And, there are those who revel in their ability to suck it down, pound after pound, and never gain an ounce - for the shame of them...

Then, there are those who just love every single bite.

Those are the ones for whom this site is written.

Chocolate will take you where you want to go. And Cyber Chocolate, I assure you has no calories. You won't have to cyber-exercise it off either.

But, you'll make friends, you'll have fun, and you'll be the nicest person in the world - to this little circle of folks who share their chocolate and their lives.

Eat up ----
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