Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Chocolate Sonnet in a Box

"To be or not to be" sweet and lovely? "That is the question."

Looking for the perfect gift for the chocolate lover?

Because I was a recipient of the most interesting box of chocolates, I can tell you that Deliso Confections chocolates melt in your mouth and have you craving for it. 

A friend of mine made his way to the chocolate shop located at 278 87th street in Brooklyn, NY and what a box of enjoyable treats he got for me as a gift; a gift that I not only enjoyed to the last morsel, but a gift that I think would be perfect for anytime; even to celebrate the life, times and writings of William Shakespeare. How ironic that it was like one of his sonnets in a delicious box?

From rum balls to bon bobs to truffles and more. I have yet to visit the shop but I am thankful my friend knew me enough to know what a foodie might like. A foodie's "perchance to dream!"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

D is For National Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 5th has been marked as a day for food lovers all over the world to enjoy deep dish pizza.

It has actually been noted that pizza is one of the most consumed meals in the United States and isn’t it ironic that the first pizzeria to open in America in 1905 was Lombardi’s which was and is located on the corners of Spring and Mott Street in Manhattan. Today it is pretty convenient to find a pizza shop anywhere in New York, where you find a pizza shop on almost every other corner. However, it has been reported that the regions in the United States with the most pizzerias are Wyoming, Nebraska and Utah.

CNN tells pizza lovers and foodies to not confuse regular pizza day which is in February with deep-dish pizza day or what can also be noted as Chicago-style pizza day, “which is made with a buttery crust that can be two to three inches high” which is a key difference between regular pizza and the deep dish style.  

Many pizza shops today will also be offering their deep dish pizza at a discount in honor of Deep Dish Pizza Day like for instance, Lou Malnati’s in Alabama is offering free deep pan pizza from 12PM to 2PM. Find a pizzeria near you that may have discounts in honor of today’s foodie celebration or visit Time Magazine to discover ways to celebrate here: Ways to Celebrate Article

Pizza has two of my favorite ingredients on it: tomatoes and cheese. I am a true lover of anything with cheese on it and I think today more than ever would make a great day for deep dish pizza with fresh tomatoes and garlic. Yummy! How about you?

Happy National Deep Dish Pizza Day Everyone! 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for Bathe Your Strawberries in Chocolate

Bathe your strawberries in chocolate and you are in for a delicious treat.

I think chocolate generally brings that smile factor to the plate, but add those anti-oxidant strawberries to the vitamin D source and voila, deliciousness and nutritiousness all in one serving meant to entice the pallet.