Friday, March 10, 2017

Pairing Guide: Taza Chocolate and Beer

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It's Friday but I already received my favorite email of the weekend - a guide for pairing Taza Chocolate and beer! You may recall my earlier love for local Taza Chocolate. I saved the guide as a pdf file to make it easier to print:

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happy Holidays!

On the off chance you needed another excuse to check out Flour Bakery, watch Greater Boston's Jim Braude whip out his doggy bags when presented with an array of Flour desserts and Oleana treats:



May your holiday season bring you just as much joy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Special Kane's Donuts for Curious George and Fall

As always, Kane's Donuts is offering a bunch of special seasonal treats. I've previously visited Kane's and had a blast. I was able to stop by last week and sampled some!



One of my favorite parts of going to Kane's Donuts is their giant coffee roll cakes, which would be a delight to receive at an office birthday party:


Mmmmm donuts:



The view inside the goodie bag:


The caramel apple donut tastes like gooey apple pie with a creamy, caramel frosting and butter crunch topping:


Here is the gluten-free pumpkin spice donut, a cake style donut rolled in pumpkin spice with a honey glaze, and the Pokémon donut, a Bavarian crème-filled donut topped with strawberry, vanilla and chocolate frosting. The pumpkin donut was especially delicious


This is the maple walnut cupcake, yellow cake frosted with Vermont maple syrup and rolled in chopped walnuts:


When you open to plastic container with the cupcake, all you smell is maple syrup. This frosting was so smooth, creamy, and delicious:


I also got to sample a special donut created to celebrate the 75th birthday of Curious George on September 17. 



This donut was frosted with milk chocolate and caramel and filled with banana cream. The Curious George ring was a bonus:




The caramel apple donut, gluten-free pumpkin spice donut, Pokémon donut, and maple walnut cupcake will be available until the end of September. Looking forward to more special seasonal treats in the future!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hatch Chile Chocolate Truffles

This hatch chile chocolate truffle was SO GOOD. I'm not sure I ever had a pepper-infused chocolate before, but there is a hatch chile event at Wegmans and there are tastings with hatch chiles everywhere. The truffle had a silky, smooth texture and pleasant, spicy aftertaste. 


Editor's note - I work at Wegmans. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

On Demand Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Have you ever had an on demand cream puff? I didn't know that such an awesome thing existed. A friend took me to Beard Papa's new Allston location the other day and it was so cool!


I got two cream puffs because research. Here is the original cream puff:


Look at all the creamy, gooey filling:


 Here is the ice cream puff:


Is there a more perfect treat to survive this heat? I think not:


Here is your obligatory Instagram shot:


In addition to the Allston location, the original Beard Papa's location is in Chinatown.