Chocolate Tag

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Modern Romance

A few mornings ago, Jade wanted to take a trip to Powells to pick up Aziz Ansari's new book, "Modern Romance." Just a few pages in, we couldn't help but start reminiscing about our own romance. Jade and I have been together for 8 years now. In some ways it seems like we just met and in other ways I can't quite remember what life was...

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A Morning Stroll Through Paris

I'd be remiss if I didn't say a special thank you to Xtabay Vintage for lending me the most incredible little, black dress to traipse around the streets of Paris in....

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Notting Hill and Portobello Road

For years, I had avoided watching the movie Notting Hill. I'm a grump that way. But Jade kept asking me to watch it with her and finally I gave in. Now we've watched it countless times together. It's a ridiculously charming story about a average English bloke who falls in love with a super famous American movie star and all the quandaries they face to...

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We Love Woodblock Chocolate

Charley and Jessica from Woodblock Chocolate are amazing. Not just because they are making some of the most delicious and inspiring artisan chocolate in Portland recently. Not just because they are genuine, warm and inviting people who aren't afraid to have a conversation about life in general, life as business owners and life as parents. And not just because they let us sample more chocolate than we could...

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Petunia’s Pies & Pastries

For the past few years Jade and I have been *mostly* gluten free. Why neither of us has ever been formally diagnosed with gluten intolerance we have definitely noticed a difference limiting our gluten intake. That isn't where our diet restrictions began, in fact they began years prior when we found out Jade had an autoimmune disease. We were told that switching up her diet might help...

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Dark Chocolate, Chevre Brownies for Sarah and Eric

Sarah and Eric, our long time internet friends, were visiting Portland so we thought it would be nice to surprise them with a little treat and, lets face it, we are always looking for an excuse to bake something. Do you ever watch Throwdown? Well, the brownie battle with Vermont Brownie Company made us curious to try our hand at making our own chevre brownies (with a gluten...

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Cacao Drink Chocolate

If you love chocolate the way we love chocolate, Cacao's shop off of SW 13th avenue in Portland is a chocolate lover's paradise. We had heard from numerous friends that the 'drinking chocolates' at Cacao were to die for. Jade and I were planning a cheesecake recipe that incorporated chocolate for my birthday so it was the perfect excuse to go and pick out something...

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Chocolate Macarons on a Grey Day

For our wedding, we made three different kinds of macarons and wrapped them up with ribbon as favors. It was our first time making them and really, it was a miracle it wasn't a complete disaster. In everything we read on the matter, everyone warned they were tricky. Maybe the macaroon gods just didn't want our wedding favors to be ruined because they all turned...

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