Chocolatour with Doreen Pendgracs | Chocolate Adventurist and Wizard of Words Blog

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winter getaways bring colour to your life

I’ve just returned from a six-week winter getaway and have come to the realization that it’s not the cold that I dislike about winter as much as the lack of colour. White is not...

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tips for pairing wine with chocolate

I absolutely love a glass of good full-bodied Malbec wine with a piece of deep dark chocolate. It is a match made in heaven, as Argentinian Malbec offers an abundance of slightly acidic fruity notes,...

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cacao cuisine with a Mexican twist

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the culinary team of Prairie Ink Bistro in Winnipeg over the past two years in developing chocolate-based dinners that would teach chocolate lovers about the sweet and...

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exploring Cancun

exploring sites around Cancun is intriguing With temperatures dropping and so many low cost flights to Cancun, there’s never been a better time for a Gulf coast Mexican adventure. I’ve been thrilled to have recently...

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Spirits Soar at Spirit Ridge

Regular readers of this blog may recall that last January, my husband, cat, and I spent a month in Beautiful British Columbia (BC) on Canada’s West Coast. Our destination was Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort in Osoyoos,...

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5 reasons to visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Happy Birthday to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens! This weekend–November 14-15, 2015–the Vallarta Botanical Gardens (VBG) are celebrating their 10th birthday with a weekend of entertainment and special activities. In the event you can’t make...

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Dia de los Muertos

I’ve just returned from two amazing weeks in Mexico, and everywhere I went, everyone was preparing for “Dia De Los Muertos”–the Day of the Dead, a national holiday celebrated each year on November 1-2 throughout...