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

cacao-salad 24

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...

flights-to-cancun 43

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...

spirit-ridge 37

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,...

water lily 47

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...

day-of-dead-sweets 46

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...

lily-pond 21

Vallarta Botanical Gardens: a PV must-see

There’s nothing more energizing, yet serene, than meandering through a beautiful botanical garden. The Vallarta Botanical Gardens in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, are no exception. I was impressed with the natural layout and variety of flora...

charlotte-semple 36

Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates of Puerto Vallarta

While visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Charlotte Semple and Carole Fast, the two ex-pat Canadian chocolatiers who own Xocodiva Artisan Chocolates in the heart of...