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

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the many faces of volunteerism

This week’s post is a tribute to International Volunteer Day via an update of a popular post I wrote several years ago on the importance of volunteerism. Volunteerism plays a huge part of my...

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5 Great Things About Winnipeg

I haven’t lived in Winnipeg since 1982 (I spent 25 years living on an acreage by Birds Hill Provincial Park and have lived in Matlock, a small lakeside community one hour north of Winnipeg...

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chocolate in Ecuador

It was believed that humans first began consuming cacao in Mesoamerica approximately 3,500 years ago. But a recent discovery made in burial grounds in the South Ecuadorian region known as Mayo-Chinchipe has uncovered pottery dating...

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exploring Cuban cacao

In previous posts, I’ve taken you to the Cuban chocolate factory in Mabujabo in Eastern Cuba, and to the home of a Cuban woman who is making chocolate from her home-grown cacao near Baracoa....