Category Archives: chocolate

  The Sweetest Band!

Morning everybody. Isn’t it pretty out today? Too bad I hear we are supposed to get soaked later today. Go get all those errands and your outdoor fitness accomplished now, this afternoon is gonna be a wet one.

So yesterday we had a printing rep stop by and drop off a big bag of Malley’s Chocolate…and while we tried our best to resist the dark chocolate covered pretzels (FAVE!) were calling out name…munch munch.

When we opened the box we found the cutest little flyer for the new Malley’s Marching Band. Even though I was never in a marching band and could only play the piano…I was intrigued.

The band website says “Join the Sweetest Marching Band In The Land.  Attention all former marching band musicians.  If you love to play and miss your marching band days, fill out the form below to join our all volunteer band!  All skill levels and ages welcome.  You must own your own instrument, we’ll supply a band shirt.  Sign up if you’re looking for a non serious fun time band.  Limited to the first 300 sign ups.”

So all you old band lovers, get out there and show us what you got. I look forward to seeing you at any one of the summer parades! It will be so SWEET! Have a great Tuesday.

  weekend fun

Looking for fun stuff to do this weekend? I have two especially sweet things you might want to check out..

First is the monthly Friday night “MIXup : Apocalypse” event at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The event begins at 5 with cocktails, music, art and an opportunity to explore the current exhibitions. Starting at 7 the Theater Ninjas will present their first CMA performance of The Excavation, an interactive theatrical examination of the life, death and resurrection of Pompeii. This apocalyptic event continues at 8:45 p.m. with the live electronic beats of the headline act, Teengirl Fantasy, the Oberlin graduate duo who Interview Magazine notes “know how to carve a danceable moment and hold onto it for a seven-minute song and a whole set.”  So bust out your best Warhol-artsy-party-pants and get your groove on Friday night at CMA.

On Sunday (after you get all your Saturday errands done) head over to Chagrin Yoga for a special workshop presented by Dave Romanelli on yoga and CHOCOLATE! I’ve taken a few classes from the traveling guru before, not only is his music spot-on, his wise words and suggestions enhance my practice and my heart. This weekends class not only features a chocolate treat at the end of the two-hour journey, it also open your mind and your intentions on being especially more present in your every day activities. For more information or to sign up give Chagrin Yoga a ring today, spots are filling up.

Happy ALMOST weekend!

  Holiday cookie making party!

My friends over at Gatherings Kitchen are hosting their third annual “Holiday Ice Box Cookie Making Event,” I already registered, and I highly recommend you do too!

Join the dynamic due Chef Ruth & Chef Doug in the kitchen for an evening of making slice and bake cookie doughs. We’ll make 6 different delicious icebox cookies that you’ll take home to bake for your holiday celebrations. What better way to impress your last-minute guests than with homemade cookies fresh from the oven. No shopping. No cleaning. Your holiday baking couldn’t be easier!

This year I am hosting the holidays, so any little opportunity to make thinsg a bit easier, I’m all over it! Plus, it just sounds like a fun evening to get to know some fellow holiday baking enthusiasts, I hope you will join me.

The flavors sound scrumptious! Cherry Ribbons, Dark Chocolate Coins, Fig Pinwheels, Lime Meltaways, Cappuccino Crunch, and Cranberry Pistachio. Yummy!

A light supper will be served and we’ll bake up a batch of each dough for tasting. Wednesday, December 14th, from 6-9 p.m. $65 per person. Call Gatherings Kitchen (216.228.2285) TODAY to make sure you are party of this holiday cookie extravaganza!

(photo from Martha Stewart’s cookie book!)

  easter candy around town.

hello Cleveland! Thanks goodness for this lovely sunshine, because seriously I don’t want to admit it…but this chilly weather and gray clouds stuff is making me grouchy. Gasp!

I am so thankful for a long weekend. I am thrilled to be spending time with my Cleveland friend-family over a nice spring dinner. Excited to put on every pastel color and head out dressed like an Easter egg! Fingers crossed for more traditional spring-like weather for this Easter weekend celebration. (If we all put our wishes together I am hoping for sunshine.)

Now, on to the sweet stuff! This weekend is traditionally the holiday filled with peeps, jelly belly’s and Cadbury Eggs…but this year I was trying to buy from just my local-faves, so here we go.

1) Easter wouldn’t be Easter in Cleveland without the family hot spot, Malley’s. I love all the foil wrapped eggs in various shades of pink, gold and silver…caramel and cherry are a delight…these are also great for splitting with a friend. For this year, they are also featuring the peanut butter bunny. It’s really good…I just bit his head off to try it, yumm.

2) Looking for a few special chocolates to impress your favorite “chick?” Nothing beats the sweet treats of Tremont’s Lilly’s Chocolates. Their pistachio and “Old School” truffles are rich and will hit the spot after your spring feast.

3) Have you been to Sweet Moses yet? So much more than just ice cream, this little darling sells confections like no others. Their salted caramel, macadamia white chocolate and ritz cracker chocolate cups  are an adult Easter basket in and of themselves. Looking for something for the little rabbits? Kids are flocking to their “birthday cake” bark made of white choclate and “jimmies.”

So, have a great, sweet, Easter weekend! May the Easter treat bunny come hopping down your lane.

Oh, I almost forgot…congrats to Emily Lauren for commenting and winning the tickets to tomorrow nights big Sake & Art event at the Cleveland Museum of Art! Have fun Emily!

  Tremont Art Walk (3/12)

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This Friday is the monthly Tremont Art Walk. All of the cool boutiques, gallery’s, culinary shops and sweet eats stay open later than usual to celebrate the neighborhood and this week…the coming of spring.

One of this weeks highlights to the Art Walk would be the special tasting at Lilly’s Handmade Chocolates.

From 12pm-10pm they will be hosting a tasting featuring Mad Dogs & Englishmen ($3.50 per taste paired with a truffle), a Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Monastrell blend and Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen ($2.50 per taste paired with a truffle), a crisp, light beer.

I know where I want to kick off my walk…where will you start yours?