Monday, April 25, 2016

The Month in Links

Baseball season is well underway, "Game of Thrones" is back on TV, and my allergies are acting up. Yup, it's spring!

It's also time for some links!


Sunday, April 03, 2016

Reading with Chocolate

Ten Reasons to Eat Chocolate While Reading. I couldn't decide if this was a link for this blog or my Reading/Book blog, but the chocolate factor decided the matter. The 10th reason is the best reason:  "It’s CHOCOLATE! Do you really need a reason?"


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mug Cake

A while back, I bought 2 boxes of Dr. Oetker cake in a mug mix. One was vanilla with chocolate chips and the other was chocolate. Maybe I had them sitting in a cabinet too long, but while they tasted okay, they weren't great and not all that cake-like. They sure didn't look like the photos on the boxes, though admittedly, that might be partly my fault as I made a mess of the prep. Then again, the instructions were less than precise, especially the baking time in the microwave. The instructions gave the time for various wattages of microwaves, but not what level to use. So I tried "Bake" at first and that didn't work, so I tried the same mug-o'-mix again under "High." The result was uh, flaky. The second one, cooked/baked the instructed time on "High" came out pretty much the same. And despite my greasing the mug, the cake was caked on the sides. Not something I'll attempt again.

Mug Cake Chocolate Box

Mug of Chocolate Cake
As you can see, it didn't really rise, and I used a fairly standard size mug as instructed.

Close-Up of Chocolate Cake in a Mug


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Greetings

Now this is how you have an Easter feast! With lots of chocolate!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!


Friday, March 18, 2016

March of Links

Not much going on around here, which makes it tough to come up with posts. Fun links are always good, so here are ones I enjoyed over the previous few weeks.


Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Two Holidays in One

It's International Pancake Day, thanks to iHop where eating pancakes today is a charitable thing to do.

Stormtroopers Love Pancakes

More seriously, it's International Women's Day. That we still need to fight for equality is frustrating, but the fight will continue until there is parity for women, and really, for everyone.

Female Action Figures


Monday, March 07, 2016

Chocolate for Easter

If you haven't seen this yet, and you're a Benedict Cumberbatch fan, and if, of course, you love chocolate, you might be very interested in these Chocolate Cumberbatch bunnies. Yes, the Chocolate Cumberbunny is a thing, available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate.

There's plenty of other chocolate goodness in the Chocolatician shop, including Bespoke Chocolates which I've had and can verify are delicious.