Doodle it for Mother’s Day

Posting from HQ:  April 25

Do you remember being told when you were little that the best gift is the one you make yourself?  Usually it was your adoring mother saying this, or perhaps your art teacher.  And the truth of the matter was that you couldn’t drive to the store anyway, not without your Mom.  And parting with your allowance was completely out of the question!

So, when it came to Mother’s Day, we did it ourselves.  Years and years of lumpy vases, Popsicle picture frames and jewelry made out of bottle caps.  And Mom opened those gifts as if they were precious gems.  Priceless masterpieces.  And she placed them on her windowsill or by her bed just where she could see them everyday.

Makes us teary just remembering.  Because now we are the Moms.  So we plan to doodle a little something this year.  We’re pretty sure Mom will love it.


Chocolate Pizza

Posting from HQ:  April 12

We love thinking about new flavors.  Things that go with chocolate and are sure to surprise and delight whether it’s a special occasion, or just because.  But we are always mindful of staying this side of the fine line that could turn great taste into some sort of a taste test.

So when we saw this, created by a chef who knows what he is doing, we just had to scratch our heads.  Chocolate pizza??  Don’t misunderstand, bread and chocolate are two of our favorite things.  Chocolate croissant – unanimous yes.  Chocolate spread on a lovely french baguette – mais oui!  But this particular creation left us feeling confused…and of course scrambling for our wallets so we could sample it.

This pizza is made with a lightly sweetened thin crust, dusted with graham cracker and drizzled with chocolate syrup.  Topped with marshmallow and broken chocolate, the chef lightly caramelized the top which made the whole thing look very melty, and worth a try.

The verdict?  Decidedly split.  Between us we polished off a piece, but we were absolutely dying for a glass of milk!


AJs Fine Foods

Posting from AJs Fine Foods:  April 5

With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to post a few more beautiful basket ideas.  Who knew the hunt would take us all the way to Arizona!  This week our bunnies turned up at AJs Fine Foods in Scottsdale.  AJ’s is a foodie fantasyland and we like to go there when we have lots of time so we can gather inspiration in our carts along with the shopping.

Of course, the chocolate aisle is always our first stop, but there is also a gift section worth checking out.  And today it was filled with colorful easter baskets made out of bright crepe paper, beeswax candles and decorative eggs.  Our dark chocolate bunnies paired with AJs Espresso Blend, makes for a basket every Easter Bunny can appreciate.

But for the little egg hunters in your life, we think the bright straw basket filled with white bunnies is just the thing!