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  • It's more about the maker than the type of chocolate. For years, I didn't like dark chocolate as I felt it was more bitter, rather than the dreamy melt in your mouth feeling you get with milk or white chocolate. But then, something happened to change that. I tasted dark chocolate from a real chocolatier. Not from a store that buys blocks of chocolate and melts it down to put in molds of bears, hearts and whatever the holiday dictates, but from someone who grinds the cacao beans and plays with the formula to delight your senses...a true artisan. Wow.

  • I know this may surprise you but drinking lemon water every morning has amazing health benefits! Lemons contain electrolytes which help to keep your body hydrated. 

  • Basil is a bountiful herb that we all love. Here are a few ideas of how to enjoy this flavorful ingredient. From In Teri’s Kitchen, it is the centerpiece of my pesto recipe found on page 90.  You can use the pesto in my recipe with bow tie pasta which is delicious and can be found on the same page.  I also chop cherry tomatoes and combine with the pesto for a topping for roasting wild salmon.