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Where Have All the Young Pastry Chefs Gone?

Apparently in the UK, and further afield, we are suffering from a lack of young pastry chefs. The next generation of chefs have decided to go into other jobs and there is a crisis looming. In the face of this ...

iPhone Stolen With a Year of Unsaved Images

I know I am stupid. I don't have FindMyPhone or anything to remote wipe it. I know I'm stupid for not backing it up and saving the images. I would still have lost the images of my niece but I've lost ALL notes ...

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Amadeus.net Has Changed and it’s Even Better!

As you all may know, I travel a lot. I travel without husband who holds down the fort at home while I do things that elicit anything from yawns of boredom to actual expressions of physical revulsion from him. I ...

Je suis Charlie

#JeSuisCharlie – I too am Charlie

I arrived in the UK in 1996 and got a somewhat technical job. Within 9 months of getting that job, I landed a job with a proper IT company and continued my nefarious online marketing career, learning about packets, TCP/IP, ...

9 reasons to love chocolate

Nine Reasons Why We Love Chocolate (And You Should, Too!)

Dark, milk or white – everyone has their favourite shade of chocolate. Whether you are an aficionado who refuses anything below 70%, a milk chocolate lover or someone who indulges in a bit of Milky Bar the one thing that ...

OMFG WTF Should I Buy?!? My 2014 Holiday Picks

I'm Canadian and so besides a terminal need to be polite I also use "holiday" instead of Christmas. That’s also because half my family is Jewish and so clearly Christmas wasn’t the only thing happening in December but let me ...

Travelling and Planning – Comparing Flights & More with Amadeus.net

I like a bargain but finding the cheapest flights home to Toronto is often a bit of a gamble. What if the airline isn't listing their flights yet with the site I'm using? How do I know when it is ...

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I’ve Been Busy All Over The World

So the database broke and the blog was down and that got fixed but then blogs I added didn’t always show up. Not sure where they went but as I have them all in Word first, then I upload them ...

Peter Cruz – Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

Rounding out this week’s look at the farmers behind the chocolate we eat, I’ve gone with Askinosie’s Peter Cruz who is working tirelessly in the Philippines to help farmers export their beans for chocolate again. Peter works with MARS as ...

Toledo Cacao Growers Association and Grupo Conacado: Cocoa Farmers Making a Difference

With chocolate making there is a lot of experimenting from how the beans are grown, through fermentation to how they are roasted, refined and conched. Sometimes experiments fail - but sometimes they lead to even better things. In 1985, during ...

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