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A kinder, gentler G-Bread……

27 Dec



gingerbread

Originally uploaded by CleverIndie

Alex:
“Mama? We are putting pills on the gingerbread guys?”

Me:
“Huh? What are you talking about?”

Alex:
“These red stool softener things”

*head*desk* (they were cinnamon candies NOT colace!)

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LOVE School.

10 Mar

I just received a most delicious email!

Norman Love Confections (previously blogged about: Love. Norman Love.)  is offering chocolate cooking classes!

From the notice I received:”Expand your culinary horizon with a course taught by the world-renowned artisans of Norman Love Confections. You’ll learn expert culinary techniques and gain a lifetime’s worth of knowledge about your favorite ingredient and ours – chocolate.”

You too can learn to cast and handpaint chocolates (there is even a chocolate easter egg class at the end of March and the beginning of April), make ganache, create truffles, cookies, fondue or learn the subtleties of chocolate in it’s purest form (a must for dark chocolate fanatics) in a class based on Norman Love’s most recent release: BLACK (ultra premium dark chocolate, each unique piece in the collection features a different single origin cocoa as it’s foundation)

Download the course “menu” (pdf)

The class cost is $95 per person, the experience: delicious and priceless!

If interested, or if you have more questions, please call Lisa Mariani at 239-561-7215.

Norman Love Confections & the decadent chocolate salon is located off of Daniels Parkway, near Southwest Florida International Airport(RSW) in Ft. Myers, FL (mapquest/directions)

Everyone could use a little Love!  Don’t forget Easter(April 12, 2009) and Mother’s Day (May 10, 2009 in the US) are just around the corner… They do ship and everything arrives wonderfully fresh and beautiful!  I have ordered from them before and had them ship, and they did a beautiful job.  You can order via their website or by calling their toll-free number: 866.515.2121

You can, of course, find some sweet wearable treasures (crafted by this artisan) in my Etsy and SmashingDarling shops

xo

Bek

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Candy!

19 Jul

Candy!

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Cufflinks! Not really edible…Well, unless you are a vintage lucite and sterling silver chomping creature, I guess…

Anyway… New pieces being added over the next few days and a few old favorites revisited….

Hope everyone is well!
Giant hugs!
B

p.s. MRI came back “unchanged” since my last one- phew….good news… Of course that just means that the docs may have only been looking at my old MRI… But today I am feeling a little better and only when I move a certain way does it really kick up… So hopefully tomorrow I will feel even better….

Love, Norman Love.

1 Dec

Love, Norman Love.

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Oh Norman Love…Why do you and your mad confection laboratory have to be on the way home from hubby’s office?

and the strawberries taste like strawberries!

You think of the most lovely combinations that fill me with childlike joy and giddiness and grown-up decadence all at the same time… You are a mad genius. Your confection creating crew is beyond fabulous.

Willy Wonka can truly retire now….

Oh and for those of you that aren’t familiar with Mr. Love and his crew and their genius creations and think “eh- I’ll just give Godiva because everyone knows the name” think again… Norman Love is the genius behind the “g” collection….

and

(from Godiva’s press section):
Always an innovator in the industry, Love is the former Executive Pastry Chef for Ritz Carlton Hotels. His passion for sweets has landed him on Chocolatier Magazine’s Top 10 Pastry Chef’s list and USA Today’s Top 10 Artisan Chocolatier’s list.

These are the best.

Yummy.
Exquisite.
Perfect.

Here is the link to the Norman Love site:
http://www.normanloveconfections.com

Artisan made from fresh ingredients….

(and of course if you can’t send chocolate treats and confections for whatever reason- customs, dietary restrictions, etc… You can always check out the candylike treats at

CleverGirl

starlitecandy necklace(mention you saw this post in the notes to seller area this weekend (code: beclever) and I’ll send along an extra special rockin’ treat with your order….Sorry, not chocolate but you will like it and it is fairly bon bon-esque in appearance!)

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