White Chocolate- The Other Chocolate

WHITE CHOCOLATE!” snorted a friend of mine. “What a waste of calories!”

She was implying, of course, that if you’re going to indulge, you might as well go for the stronger dark chocolate. But white chocolate is not a pale version of the real thing; it is a confection in its own right.

Where dark chocolate can overpower, white chocolate can elegantly accompany. White chocolate complements most berries – especially raspberry, strawberry and blueberry – as well as tangy citrus flavors and the slightly bitter edge of nuts such as unblanched almonds and pistachios. Bitter and semisweet chocolate, mocha and coffee flavors also benefit from this chocolate’s contrasting accent. Continue reading



I am an absolute maniac in my love of knitting, designing socks and spinning yarn for socks. There, I admit it! What about you? Are you one or the other or both?

Sock-a-maniac is derived from the words sock and maniac which are defined as:

1. A person who has an excessive enthusiasm or desire for something like yarn and sock knitting. She just can’t get enough of both yarn and handknit socks. Continue reading