Coffee Rhetoric: chocolate
Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts

September 29, 2007

Chocolate Desire

I tout the splendiferous wonders of chocolate as often as I can. In all its various forms (except for white), its richness has the capacity to make knees buckle. It's comparable to sex, if not slightly better, depending on the season-- (but thats debatable). In any event, I always joke that if it weren't so messy, I'd bathe in chocolate. I actually would. Much to my enjoyment, I've recently found a way to indulge my weird fetish for the stuff. It comes in the form of a decadent bar of soap called: Ivorian Cocoa Butter Soap made by the black owned distributor, Nubian Heritage-- (they have a great line of naturally made products by the way, and can be picked up at most beauty supply stores). This soap has a lot of wonderful moisturizing properties, the more important ones or ONE however, are/is milk chocolate and shaved hazelnuts (for exfoliating purposes). I can't begin to describe how sexy it is to bathe with this bar. In the mornings, the warm steam emanating from the shower smells of hot chocolate or warm chocolate milk. I'll just let my chocolaty post-bath water illustrate a telling portrait. Gives new meaning to a man daring to drink some woman's bath water to prove his devotion, no? Has any man actually done that? Contact me if you have! ;-)

August 11, 2007

Chocolate Drops

Your weekend assignment is to learn the lyrics to Tay Zonday's song. You WILL be quizzed on Monday, so study hard! And NO it's not about scat play. Perverts!
"Chocolate Rain

Chocolate Rain Some stay dry and others feel the pain Chocolate Rain A baby born will die before the sin

Chocolate Rain The school books say it can't be here again Chocolate Rain The prisons make you wonder where it went

Chocolate Rain Build a tent and say the world is dry Chocolate Rain Zoom the camera out and see the lie

Chocolate Rain Forecast to be falling yesterday Chocolate Rain Only in the past is what they say

Chocolate Rain Raised your neighborhood insurance rates Chocolate Rain Makes us happy 'livin in a gate

Chocolate Rain Made me cross the street the other day Chocolate Rain Made you turn your head the other way

(Chorus) Chocolate Rain History quickly crashing through your veins Chocolate Rain Using you to fall back down again [Repeat]

Chocolate Rain Seldom mentioned on the radio Chocolate Rain Its the fear your leaders call control

Chocolate Rain Worse than swearing worse than calling names Chocolate Rain Say it publicly and you're insane

Chocolate Rain No one wants to hear about it now Chocolate Rain Wish real hard it goes away somehow

Chocolate Rain Makes the best of friends begin to fight Chocolate Rain But did they know each other in the light?

Chocolate Rain Every February washed away Chocolate Rain Stays behind as colors celebrate

Chocolate Rain The same crime has a higher price to pay chocolate Rain The judge and jury swear it's not the face

(Chorus)

Chocolate Rain Dirty secrets of economy Chocolate Rain Turns that body into GDP

Chocolate Rain The bell curve blames the baby's DNA Chocolate Rain But test scores are how much the parents make

Chocolate Rain 'Flippin cars in France the other night Chocolate Rain Cleans the sewers out beneath Mumbai

Chocolate Rain 'Cross the world and back its all the same Chocolate Rain Angels cry and shake their heads in shame

Chocolate Rain Lifts the ark of paradise in sin Chocolate Rain Which part do you think you're 'livin in?

Chocolate Rain More than 'marchin more than passing law Chocolate Rain Remake how we got to where we are

May 01, 2007

Chocolate State of Mind

I am a hardcore lover of chocolate. It's a hard, no holds barred, balls to the wall type of love. Dark, milk chocolate, and even white. I'd bathe in it, if I didn't think it'd create such a mess to clean up afterward. Today however, I am craving the stuff like like a crackhead in detox, craves a fix. I need it in the worst way, and don't have it at my disposal. I can't concentrate, I feel discombobulated sans the rich goodness of a nice, dark chunk of goodness. I feel incomplete, hot & bothered, and lethargic. ... I implore any and everybody to contribute to my craving and cyber-send me some of that brand of love. Remember, I am talking still talking about chocolate. *sigh*

December 02, 2005

Like Water For Chocolate

Safe Chocolate Handling: Basic Instructions, as suggested by the Guittard Chocolate Company.
Water and Chocolate in the Kitchen Quite simply water in any form, droplets, vapor, or ice, should be kept away from chocolate until a recipe calls for its addition. Use extra attention to be sure utensils are totally dry. Try a little water in some melted chocolate and you will see that it changes the texture from smooth to livery and then fudge-like. Once water is incorporated the function of the chocolate is entirely changed and may not work properly. This cannot be reversed because the water has now become trapped in the chocolate.
Breaking a Chocolate Bar Even though it seems like a large knife is needed for a large job such as breaking chocolate, a strong, short blade knife is best or an ice pick. Place the piece of chocolate on a flat, well-supported cutting surface. Position the chocolate then force the knife through at a right angle to the surface to shatter the chocolate. Do not hold on to the chocolate while shattering. This is safer and the pieces rarely move too far from the block
Burning Chocolate Excessive heat while melting will produce side effects such as thickening, lumpiness, grittiness, darkening, and finally carbonizing and smoking. These problem damage the flavor and handling and cannot be reversed. Chocolate need never be heated above 120°F. Heating in a pan directly on a burner is never recommended. ....
The similarities between how gingerly one should handle chocolate, and how gingerly a man should act towards a woman, are astounding... particulary those instructions detailing what happens once chocolate is burned. ... Leave it to me to draw the parallel.