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Feature:July 2012Some yummy treats that have mostly been from my inbox recently that have really stood out either for it's photography, subject or as many of them do, both.Feature:July 2012 by claremanson
Pumpkin Jam by Z740
Banana Malteser Melts by Kaz-D
In other news.
The summer holidays are about to begin here in the UK which means i will be busy trying to keep the peace between my kids who are like chalk and cheese. They have two very different personalities and clash very easily which makes for a very bad mix when i am trying to bake as my stress levels go through the roo
Still Life Stills Features ChocolateCocoa mass was used originally in Mesoamerica both as a beverage and as an ingredient in foods. Chocolate played a special role in both Maya and Aztec royal and religious events. Priests presented cacao seeds as offerings to the gods and served chocolate drinks during sacred ceremonies. All of the areas that were conquered by the Aztecs that grew cacao beans were ordered to pay them as a tax, or as the Aztecs called it, a "tribute".Still Life Stills Features Chocolate by claremanson
The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Mexicans. By contrast, the Europeans never infused it into their general diet, but have compartmentalized its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, Briton John Cadbury developed an emulsification process to make solid chocolate, creating the modern chocolate bar. Although cocoa is originally from the Americas, today Western Africa produces almost two-thirds of the world's cocoa, with Côte d'Ivoire growing almost half of it.
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