fruit and nut chocolate bark
Food

Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

You know when you're standing in line at the grocery store and there are all sorts of treats lined up at the counter set up nicely to entice you to make an impulse purchase? I remember standing in line once and seeing chocolate bark wrapped up neat and pretty, just waiting to be bought. That's… Continue reading Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

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Food

Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

We make French press coffee every weekend. Last Saturday, it was extra special with the addition of about 2 tbsp. of cocoa nibs that had been soaked to make our latest batch of tasty home-brewed stout. The nibs give the coffee an earthy, bold mocha twist. You don't have to use stout-infused cocoa nibs, of… Continue reading Try This Home-Made Mocha Latte

cocoa infused rum
Food

Cocoa-Infused White Rum

When we visited KokoMana, an agri-forestry operation in Savusavu that makes artisinal chocolate, we brought back a bag of cocoa nibs to use for a home-brewed stout. A few days ago, hubby placed most of the nibs package in a cloth bag that Fijians use to hold kava powder when mixing with water. He soaked… Continue reading Cocoa-Infused White Rum

Adventure, Food

Fijiana Cacao

Fijiana Cacao is a small local business owned by a Japanese couple who have lived in Fiji for 16 years. They initially served sushi in the country but switched to chocolate when they discovered it has higher customer demand. The husband led a cocoa tasting that I attended recently. The tasting moved from milk chocolate… Continue reading Fijiana Cacao