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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's!

I know I'm late, but I am blogging from a hotel room in Spokane (daughter is playing in an All State concert early in the morning)-

This month has been an embarrassment of chocolate!
From my beautiful birthday cake a week or so ago -


AND - ADDED LATER - my sister sent me this yummy collection of 'dessert flavored' chocolates ("To share, or NOT to share") for my birthday also. (The picture was in a different folder and I forgot to add to my abundant chocolate list! So sorry Maren!)

-to my belated birthday/early Vday box of fancy-schmancy handmade chocolates from Sooz (aka The Laundry Faerie. Very wonderful. The caramels are the best! Thanks again Sooz.)

And my husband got me this huge box of gourmet lusciousness - handmade truffles from Posh Chocolat - which I discovered on a road trip to Missoula, Montana a few years ago. With insanely yummy flavors like 10-year old Balsamic Vinegar with Strawberries, Coconut Curry, and Garam Masala. Crazy sounding, I know, but I must tell you, I don't think I've ever tasted more delicious flavor combinations with chocolate.

And if tiny decorated cakes are more your cup of tea than truffles, you must be introduced to cupcake dog (this courtesy of Loldogs).
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But REALLY, you need to see this poor dog in context! You must go here. I insist.
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Have a great weekend.

17 comments:

yusringadi said...

Woooow, your chocolates, Happ Valentine's day

Merisi said...

Happy belated Valentine's to you, Tara!

One of my best friends is in Spokane too this week (she used to live there for a while). Wouldn't it be too funny if you went to the same even?

maren said...

You forgot my box of birthday chocolates from cocoluxe. Have fun at the concert today.

tlawwife said...

That clip was funny. Do you think that is animal cruelty?

Fenchurch said...

Ooo... the ones from Posh Chocolate sound absolutely divine!

Sandi McBride said...

Is there ever "an embarrassment of chocolate"? Well, maybe...but if there is, I want to be awakened screaming!
Sandi

Jennifer Rose said...

oh chocolate too pretty to eat!!

that dogs looks drugged...hmm maybe the cupcakes are drugged....:p

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

I love your blog, I feel so silly I can't seem to follow ... am I clicking in the wrong place?

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ruthie said...

Oh yum!! i can feel a chocolate fix coming on - my all time favourite "special" chocolate handmade chilli choc truffles! Enjoy!!

Michelle Palmer said...

My teens have told me about this cupcake dog!
All State Concert! CONGRATS to your daughter~ she must be WONDERFUL!!!
Hope your week is wonderful~
Michelle

Naturegirl said...

Hello dear heart! It has been awhile and I must apologize..not ignoring you but life had it's way of taking up my precious free time but now I can take back ~my time~ and sit a spell vsiting wonderful friends such as you! I share your love for chocolate and am drooling over these images!Any new published books?
Happy belated B.Day..I am so sorry to have missed it! love and light..NG

Cre8Tiva said...

it must be a chocolate kind of month...i have made fudge twice...keep smiling...hugs

Britt-Arnhild said...

What an amazing chocolate cake. Yummy!

Hayden said...

oh, I finally clicked on the dog link, and I'm laughing so hard I can barely type...... priceless.

Vickie said...

That is just the funniest thing! I love it. Thanks for the laugh!!