It's all about the chocolate!
Welcome back to Elle's Kitchen.
On Sunday we visited my parents and after dinner we sat down to play 'The Game Of Things'. You have to name something that fits the prompt and each player gets a turn to try and match the answer with the player who gave it. One round it was 'things you wouldn't want to be allergic to'. One of the answers was 'chocolate' and my daughter promptly guessed 'That's Mummy!' I had to admit that she was right, and she gleefully turned to the rest of the table and advised them 'That was easy, cos Mum eats chocolate all the time!' Um, okay, moving swiftly on!
Even here on WDC, it's no secret that I'm a fan of chocolate, but clearly I'm not the only one! Plenty of you are too, and this week we're putting the focus on that most glorious of foods to see how different authors can interpret one topic. We've got poems, entertaining stories, recipes and educational articles...all the things we've looked at recently, all focused on one topic. Let's go!
Chocolate pie isn't really something we have here in New Zealand so I was amused to have two poems dedicated to this chocolatey delight submitted. One is an epulaeryu (remember that from newsletter #3?) and one is free form.
These stories aren't similar at all, but incredibly different. One describes the sensual experience of eating chocolate, one is written from the point of view of the chocolate, one is a children's story about a chocolate pirate and the last is a wartime story in which chocolate breaches language barriers. They are all excellent stories and worth a read, but if you only time to read one right now, read the last one.
And if you ever wanted to know more about chocolate....check out these articles.
I couldn't find a recipe here on WDC for chocolate pie , but this recipe amused me, and it has chocolate in it, so you can enjoy the goodness that is Texas Cow Patties. The farm girl in me is greatly amused.
What could be more fitting than a word search all about chocolate?
And if you're in the mood for some real chocolate after all that, don't forget to check out "The Great NZ Lolly Scramble!" .
Last week you were challenged to make something from scratch.
Lyn made three herb marinara. She sent the recipe and a photo, so we'll have to feature that in a future non-chocolate themed newsletter.
Grace♥Leo health issues made yeast rolls. Were they successful? Read about them in her blog entry: "Invalid Entry" .
Fivesixer made homemade truffles. Mmmm... Check it out: "This one's about the scratch and save entry."
Food/cooking merit badges are on their way for you three!
Last week, ~ Aqua ~ asked for a brownie recipe, and Karl provided us with a 'Brownie In A Cup' recipe. LostGhost: Seeking & Learning tried it out in her pressure cooker and declared it to be tasty. I'm impressed that we took a recipe request from Pakistan, fulfilled it in America and it was tested in India! Oh, that reminds me, next week's edition is going to be about international food. Hint hint.
That's all for this week! I hope you've enjoyed this chocolate infused edition! Don't forget, if you have a question for Steve, an item for inclusion in a future newsletter, a topic for me to investigate and discuss, or if you'd like to be a guest editor for an edition, please let me know here: "Elle's Kitchen Newsletter Suggestions" .
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