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

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sweet memories of Ottawa

Happy 2019! Ringing in the New Year brought back sweet memories of my recent trip to Ottawa, Canada, where I had the opportunity to enjoy the amazing Afternoon Tea in Zoe’s Lounge at the...

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2018: a year of transition

Whether your end-of-year celebrations have centred around the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or some other theme, I hope your heart has been filled with love and a generosity of spirit, as I believe...

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exploring Belize

In a previous post, I mentioned that many moons ago, I’d been on an incredible snorkelling trip in the northern part of Belize at Ambergris Caye–one of Belize’s 200 small offshore islands. In this week’s...

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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....