Monday, March 22, 2010
I agree with you Ruby. Marrying rich is important for me as well, but as long as I live according to my means thats fine with me. i don't need a millionaire, but i dont want a broke man either. Basically what i am trying to say is i want to live comfortably, and the things I can provide for myself financially has to get more comfortable when I marry.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
In order to be considered for the chocolate man of the week, you must be sweet, humble, hard working individual who has contributed to improving the quality of life for those around him. It's about improving the world. Also, a minor detail, you must extremely good looking; but like I said thats just a minor detail.
For this first selection it was not hard at all, because this particular man will always be the chocolate man of my dreams. He is very attractive, hard working, and has contributed to the lives of those around him. Who am I talking about? Its none other than Anderson Cooper, also known as the love of my life. When we will get together, I don't know. But I do know why he's the chocolate man of the week, and I believe that most of you will agree.
Born in 1967 (sexy @42), Anderson Cooper was born into royalty yet his modesty would make one assume otherwise. He graduated from Yale University, where he studied Political Science and International Relations.
On July 22, 1988, Cooper's older brother committed suicide, which sparked his interest in journalism : "Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it’s something in my work that I dwell on. I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can’t tolerate? Would I be able to survive and get on in the world on my own?"
Cooper has covered a lot of significant events through his short career, from the tsunami to the death of Pope John Paul 11. His report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was what ushered him into super-stardom because of his impassioned coverage.
For me Cooper is the chocolate man of the week for his heroism when he rescued a young Haitian boy who was severely injured during a violent looting attack.
Check out the image to view the actual footage.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Please click the picture below to watch the video.
Make sure to leave your thoughts!
In the words of Oprah "Wow-ee, Kaza-wee!!"
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
So my last blog focused on chocolate addiction and whether or not it existed. Well now all know that it does. It possible for someone to be addicted to chocolate, see I was not lying. However with all addictions, there are side effects. Chocolate can cause pimples, cause you gain weight, and have a negative impact on your health.
- Discover if the craving is emotional – there are all sorts of reasons why people crave foods. It can often be related to feelings of low self-esteem or depression. If you can identify your reasons, then try another approach to tackling the problem.
- Incorporate small portions of chocolate into your usual diet, rather than restrict yourself. Moderation is the key. A research trial found that people who limited eating chocolate to within half an hour of eating a meal gradually weaned themselves off their craving.
- If you are feeling bored and craving chocolate, go for a walk, run errands, call a friend or read a book. If you can take your mind off food for a short time, the craving may pass.
- Make sure you always have healthy food nearby, so you can replace chocolate with fruit a few times a day. Eat an overall balanced diet, eat regularly to avoid hunger, and eat more slowly. When your blood sugar levels are stable, cravings are less likely to occur.
- If you think it’s necessary, do not allow chocolate in the house. Ask friends and family not to buy you chocolate, or even not to eat it in front of you!
- Finally, it is a good idea to increase your level of exercise, to burn off excess calories and increase your metabolic rate. Exercise also releases endorphins, which counteracts stress, anxiety and depression.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
So there you have it! this thing is real. I didn't make it up. I knew there had to be a reason for my mood swings and attitude when chocolate went away :(.
like every addiction, it has to be fixed because too much of everything is not good. How am I going to this?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here are two easy examples of how to make a chocolate martini:
(Click image below to view video)
For serious chocolate lovers I present: The Chocolate Martini Deluxe
-*30ml (or approx 1 oz) Vodka*-
-*30ml (or approx 1 oz) Brown Creme de Cacao*-
-*30ml (or approx 1 oz) Bailey's Irish Cream*-
-*1 tablespoon chocolate syrup*-
-*6 ice cubes*-
-*extra couple of drops of either the Bailey's or the Creme de Cacao*-
-*half of Hershey milk bar*-
-*Into a cocktail shaker, pour the Vodka, Brown Creme de Cacao, Bailey's Irish Creme and the chocolate syrup*-
-*Add the ice cubes*-
-*Rub rim of glass with Brown Creme de Cacao then dip into a shallow dish of cocoa
-*Strain and pour contents of cocktail shaker into a martini glass*-
-*Shave chocolate pieces and put on top of ice cubes*-
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Valentine's day is an annual holiday held on the 14th of Feburary to celebrate love. But how did chocolate become so symbolic during Valentine's day? Regardless of why people give gifts on Valentine's day, chocolate is certainly a gift that is often expected. This dates back to the history of chocolate, where the Aztecs used to give chocolate as a gift. A box of chocolate can say many things, "I'm sorry," "get well," "I LOVE YOU," especially on Valentine's day.
Elaine Sherman wrote “Chocolate is heavenly, mellow, sensual, deep, dark, sumptuous, gratifying, potent, dense, creamy, seductive, suggestive, rich, excessive, silky, smooth, luxurious, celestial. Chocolate is downfall, happiness, pleasure, love, ecstasy, fantasy … chocolate makes us wicked, guilty, sinful, healthy, chic, happy.” Expressive of how we all feel on Valentine's day with our loved ones.
Anyone looking for last minute gift ideas can check out these helpful chocolate-eey links below:
A UK based where one can have the ultimate chocolate experience. Shoppers can browse through the Valentines Chocolate selection and found the perfect gift! They also offer same day and next day delievery. So even if you forget, it's never too late with Serenata.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
An edible delight of fruits and passion comes in a box of six, twelve, or twenty-four. Ripe strawberries that can be dipped in white, dark or milk chocolate drizzled with "his/her" favourite toppings. A treat that you can both indulge in.
Heart Fondue Set:
If you are planning to stay home, why not indulge in some chocolate fondue? You can do it all by yourself. This lovely set from cooking.com comes with everything you need to create a special sensual evening for you and "him/her".
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
1. Chocolate is a tasty treat from the cacao (kah KOW) tree, and it was discovered 2,000 years ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas.
2.Roughly two-thirds of the entire world's cocoa is produced in Western Africa
3. Chocolate is good for you! Dark chocolate benefits the circulatory system.
4. Cadbury's in England created the world's first chocolate bar in 1842.
5.Chocolate is a VEGETABLE: Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans. We all know a bean is a vegetable - I guess its not so bad after all, just what the doctor recommended.