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Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi-Gras Classics -Laissezs les Bons Temps Rouler!

Let the good times roll! Today is Lundi Gras! , and tomorrow is you guessed it Fat Tueday otherwise known as Mardi Gras in Louisiana.

So many dishes to devour you really need two days to fit them all in. The classics are once again, Red Beans and Rice, Gumbo, Pralines, the Etouffes and the list goes on.

Click onto one of the caterogies to the left and discover your favorite Mardi Gras dish. And we won't stop there. Tomorrow we'll rev it up a bit with more recipes and a little insight of the biggest party in the world.

Carnival, Mardi-Gras actually has some little known facts about its background I will share with you on Mardi-Gras Day!

Comeback and visit me, see what else Roz is cooking for Mardi Gras!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February is the Month for :Chocolate

Chocolate Cake topped with Ganache covered strawberries

Just a short note on Chocolate, you either like it , love it, or believe it or not can do without it! Yes I have actually met individuals who do not like chocolate. Yes Chocolate contains fats, but once again people its all about moderate consumption. For those of us who do happen to indulge in this creamy,smooth rich confection its all good.

Why do we like it so much, speaking for myself it's the taste. Still a somewhat controversial topic ,researchers  are still making a point that the chemicals in chocolate  go straight to you brain!

There are mood elevating compounds in chocolate! Theo bromine-caffeine's cousin,Caffeine, and Phenylethylamine (PEA) this maybe the one that sets off the pleasurable feelings some claim to experience. That falling in love sensation ,which is why it is linked to Valentines day.

Who ever knew, so many intriguing facts on the worlds most renowned confection. For more  foodie fun facts about chocolate click on the following link :