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Day 389 – Casa Nini

I was getting a little grumpy as dinner at a friends was pushed back to 9pm, well that’s web we were to come over, dinner itself wouldn’t commence till a bit later. That all disappeared when I saw the dining area set up with a colourful patterned table cloth, appetisers nicely played and a menu, how cute! An array of Central American delights sounded tantalising but it was the dessert that caught my eye (doesn’t it always?!) – “15 minute” chocolate torte served with ice cream and berries.

The chef shared that the ingredients consisted of 70% dark chocolate, eggs and butter. No sugar! It was divine. moist and rich, the sweetness and creaminess of vanilla ice cream and tart raspberries balanced it well.


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Posted by on November 13, 2012 in cake, chocolate, dark, gluten free


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Day 388 – Late night companion

This tall dark shapely box sits next to my computer and is a wonderful encourager during late nights of working…


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Posted by on October 24, 2012 in chocolate, dark, orange


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Day 384 – Oh those OJs

I love these Jaffas! The sweet crunchy red shell with a dark orange chocolate interior… it’s a great treat at any time of the day!


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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in chocolate, dark, orange


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Day 380 – Minty fresh


Needing a pick me up this morning I reach for this dark mint bar that looks promising! And indeed I was not disappointed. The natural peppermint flavour was strong and its a great way to freshen up!


Posted by on June 26, 2012 in chocolate, dark, mint


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Day 378 – Mousse please

Invited to lunch by the big boss, it’s always hard to say no, so I trooped along.

As with all set lunches you need to be a bit strategic and check out the deal and options available: 2-courses vs 3-courses, dessert, whether it includes coffee/tea and plan accordingly. The starter and mains were easy choices. But the dessert was an extra $30 which I must have vocalised as my big boss said, “you can get that too”! Sweet.

The choice between panna cotta and chocolate mousse was never really a difficult one for me, despite a colleague vouching for the panna cotta.

I eagerly finish my starter salad and crumbed sole filet and wait in anticipation for dessert. Unfortunately for my colleague they had sold out of the panna cotta. Any pity I had for him disappeared as mine was placed on front of me… Oh my mousse! Creamy and rich, the caramelised slice of lemon on top was the perfect mix if sweet and sour. It was a very happy lunch day.


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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in chocolate, gluten free, mousse


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Day 377 – Gluten free please

After a big brunch lunch, I ordered a long black and decided I wanted something sweet to go with it. The cabinet had an array of delicious items but nothing was labelled gluten free so I had to ask them which ones I can could enjoy. The first thing she said was chocolate torte and I didn’t listen to the rest.

It was served with a potter of cream and dusted icing on top and was suburb! I forgot how full I was and ignored the conversation going on, and ploughed into it!! I was definitely full and equally satisfied by the time I had finished.


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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in cake, chocolate, gluten free


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Day 373 – Zip it

I spotted this bag across the room on my colleagues desk and called out to her… She promptly came over with the bag in tow and plonked it on my table. She was munching away and I proceeded to join her. Another more weight conscious colleague decided not to eat any but also decided that we shouldn’t either and closed the bag.

They made the foolish mistake of leaving it on my desk… Zip locks keep the freshness in but they don’t keep me out. I reopened the bag and resumed munching away. The huge bag is weighty and was already only half full (or half empty). Zipping the bag back up I commanded them to take it away and hide it. I will not submit to its addictive power again. Today.


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Posted by on May 21, 2012 in chocolate, nuts


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