International Chocolate Awards come to Canada: My Judging experience

Have you ever eaten 40 kinds of chocolate in one day? I just did. Yup. You read that number correctly. 40. Different. Kinds of Chocolate. It was a day of extreme chocolate for me.

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Why? Well, I was fortunate to participate in judging the 2014 International Chocolate Awards – Canada region, that recently took place in Vancouver last week.

I have not done anything like this before, and it was certainly a memorable experience. I hope to return next year! After learning how to make chocolate in Pastry School and the serious level of skills required to make a brilliant piece of chocolate, I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Canada has some highly talented chocolatiers, and many of them are in Vancouver too.
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Cream and Sugar, yes please!

Cream and Sugar

Cream and Sugar

Here is a sweet new blog I recently discovered, called CreamandSugar.ca. They have a creative concept, not to mention a fabulous title,  where two bloggers, with two different lifestyles, from two different cities collide under one URL sharing their love of food.  One blogger is from Edmonton, who brings the sugar, and the other is from Vancouver, and brings the cream. Sweet.

I just saw the heavenly looking post titled salted white chocolate oatmeal cookies – I know what I’m baking next!

And I particularly love Cream’s “solo suppers beyond cereal” series, and Sugar’s “dinner for two and a half” series.  Brilliant posts, and their titles are catchy. The fun dual content, great photos and array of recipe ideas makes this food blogging tale of two cities worth bookmarking…

PS. These ladies Facebook and Tweet too!