Can chocolate mend a broken heart?

Can chocolate mend a broken heart?

I was away for a while. I admit it. Renovation has taken over my life and my home. By some strange coincidence one meter of dust lying around my house did not help my writing ability (or willingness)  Those of you who follow  my Instagram (choca_loca_offical, ) could probably figure out that the last photos significantly deviate from the main- chocolate- theme. This is also to do with the fact hat I was deprived of my workplace , and chocolate tempering machine still does not work. In one word: armageddon. So being caught in the middle of this crisis I’m just sitting around hiding from the builders and wondering on some random stuff. Like the subject I wanted to address today So can chocolate mend a broken heart? The term “comfort food” is probably  familiar to all gluttons . In the consolation of all kinds of sorrows, many of us happen to be reaching for chocolate but why? Why don’t we find relief in horseradish or kale? Why in the state of lowered mood we’re after chocolate? Imagine a situation. Your BFF calls you and sobs on the phone “A guy dumped me today! I have a broken heart. Please meet me and comofort me  – some cauliflower or broccoli might come handy right now” It may seem that healing of  a soul can executed by one simple trick, all so hated by the nutritionists all over the globe. I am referring of course to  the mixture of sugar and fat.  However, these two components should be treatesd In order to understand the phenomenon of chocolate we  have to go back to its history. Yaawn I hated history when I was...
Prunes in dark chocolate.

Prunes in dark chocolate.

Friday, 6 A.M. The alarm rings. I am slowly trying to crawl out of my bed. When I lean out from under the duvet I go shaky.  From the cold. I look out of the window. it looks pretty much like autumn to me. Darn! So early this year. Early autumn invariably reminds me of w school uniforms that children used to wear. It reminds me of all the fuss when new school books had to be bought.  And also those delicious plums that I used to pick in  grandmother’s garden. I would stuff my face with them,  even while still balancing on a ladder. This chilly morning, It stroke me! It was time to prepare essence of autumn munchig. Prunes in dark chocolate.  Gateway to the most melancholic season. Even the first step of the process is rather challenging.  I am referring to drying- or dehydrating – of plums. Based on my experience I can advise never to dry plums in the oven or in the sun. Unless you have a proper dehydrator I suggest you stick to “ready-made” prunes ( pick the organic ones, without any added sugar). Dear reader if you’re wondering why I’m suggesting shortcuts, wonder no more. Mainly because I respect your sanity. How so? Plums contain tons of water which makes the whole dehydrating process time consuming and inefficient. The other problem is that plums contain a lot sugar, so they becomes all to easy to burn. If you’re feeling couragious and decide to dehydrate plums in the oven, please let me know the results. Once we have dried plums – or prunes , we can...