Blanxart Chocolate Canela a la Taza

As Autumn approaches and the temperatures drop it's time to start stocking up on hot chocolate. The first (of several we'll share with you this fall) is in bar form and is made by Bombons Blanxart, the celebrated Spanish chocolate company that has been making fine chocolate for more than 50 years. Truly artisinal, Blanxart uses cacao from Ecuador, Brazil and Africa and complements it …

Dazz-Ahh

There's nothing new about simple syrup (sugar dissolved in hot water). Nor is there anything new about using it instead of sugar in an iced tea, iced coffee or lemonade (because it is much easier to mix with cold beverages). But this is the first time I've come across it in ready-to-use packets, sitting among the growing assortment of sugar, raw sugar, and their less-appealing …

Sahale Snacks

I've been obsessing over these great snacks lately. Like Josh and Edmond, the creators of Sahale snacks, I've found most nut/trail mixes lacking inspiration and flavor. The four recipes (Ksar Blend is my favorite) blend the freshest fruit and nuts with spices that really bring the flavors out. Great in the lunch box, as an afternoon snack, or with drinks. Available at stores everywhere or …