Chocolate of the Moment… iChoc organic chocolate. “Music for your mouth!”
I purchased this cute little bar (40g) at SweetE Organic candy store in Mill Valley. The company has 4 different flavored bars, each with a different musical instrument on the front. I chose this bar for my 13 year old son because I knew he’d think the name iChoc was cool. He loved the chocolate, too…which is from Germany.
From Dominique Ansel, the chef who created the Cronut…. His latest creation is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot, a limited batch dessert that will be served this weekend at SXSW. Very clever!
March is Women’s History Month…and it’s only been around since 1981. Actually, we only had a history week back then…they recently bumped it up to an entire month. Celebrate, women!
Big congratulations to Lupita Nyong’o who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave. While her acceptance speech last night was phenomenal, even more inspiring was the speech she gave last week at the annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon organized by Essence.
Click on the video above to hear Lupita talk about beauty and skin color and how she hasn’t always felt deserving of the attention she receives.
My favorite part: “What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” And also, “And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty.” Bravo!
Congratulations, beautiful Lupita! We hope to see lots more of you on the big screen. Keep on talking to young women…you are a great role model!
Are you going to watch the Oscars on Sunday? I’m looking forward to seeing funny lady Ellen Degeneres host the show for the second time. In case you missed her last Academy Awards gig in 2007, here are 5 video clips, compliments of the LA Times. Not being a huge movie buff, I mostly watch the show for the jokes and the fashion. I’m sure Ellen will not fail in the joke category.
it’s always fun to live-tweet awards shows…so we can all join in and
make fun of compliment the actors on their speeches, attire and such. Look for me @iPeggy…on Sunday or anytime.
"I Like Being 98" …wonderful new video by the I Like Giving organization. Check this woman out…so spunky and full of life at 98, and wanting to help others. May we all grow up to be like her!
Totally worth 3.5 minutes of your time…
Today is National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day…which made me think about my favorite nutty bar as a kid. Who else grew up on the Oh Henry? If you want to feel nostalgic about vintage candy, visit www.candywrapperarchive.com, which is where I swiped this photo from. Notice the 5¢ price tag…I’m showing my age now!
Chocolate of the Moment… I’m a nut for the combination of dark chocolate and coconut, so I think one of my missions is to try every such bar on the planet. (Mounds were my favorite as a kid.)
This bar by Madecasse is a winner in my book.
Madecasse, as a company, is also a winner. They make chocolate from cacao grown in Madagascar’s naturally organic forests, with much of the profits going back into the local economy. Not only is the chocolate grown there; it’s made there. This is the true meaning of fair trade.
You’ve gotta love a company with such great ethics. Why not give them a like on their Facebook page? :)