Yes, it’s true. This doesn’t come as a surprise – chocolate covered bacon was the new “it” food of the Minnesota State Fair last year but I had NEVER seen it in stores. Until now.

Now I’m willing to try anything once. (almost anything) This chocolate bar really is a culinary experience and the salty and sweet combo is a great one! I was not expecting to like this because bacon and chocolate?!?!? I mean really? But Vosge’s Haut Chocolat got it right.
Next flavor to try? There really are too many to choose  - I would have to say that the Organic Habana Candy Bar (organic deep milk chocolate + crunchy plantains) or the Barcelona Exotic Candy Bar (hickory smoked almonds + Fleur de Sel grey sea salt + deep milk chocolate). I’m not sure how I feel about the Enchanted Mushroom Candy Bar (organic dark chocolate + mushrooms) though…
Check out their beautiful website here. It really is Haut Chocolat and would be the perfect gift for the adventurous eater.

eating my way through saturday

Saturday was a good day for me. As you will see below I really did eat my way through the day. We started off with a trip to the Mill City Farmer’s market to do some wandering and get a bite to eat with friends (miss you guys already!). The chef shack is probably some of

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in the news: Live. Work. Design.

Need to find a gift for someone that is hard to shop for? Head over to my good friend Mary Beth’s site – Live. Work. Design. She always has the newest and cutest items for home, kitchen and everything in between! And lucky for me she will soon be on her way to Minneapolis to

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raw mediterranean salad

While trying to plan my lunches for the week I was having some troubles deciding what to bring. I usually bring a salad but the same old salad gets a little boring time after time.  I love greek salads and decided to try a raw version – aka no feta cheese Well, let me tell

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summer seafood pasta

I found a bag of frozen seafood from Trader Joe’s that contained shrimp, scallops and calamari rings that was screaming to be paired with pasta. I had been wanting to have a good seafood pasta for sometime now and this, if I can say so myself was delicious! Simple is the way to go with

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red wine & pizza

As I write this my mouth is currently on fire…I must have gone a little overboard on the sriracha tonight… oh well, it was worth it!  Dinner consisted of red wine and pizza. Obviously I was in total food heaven… It doesn’t really get any better than that! This meal was about as local as

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surf & turf

Sometimes Sunday’s (especially rough ones) call for indulgent meals….and considering that crab was on sale this weekend it was a meal I couldn’t pass up. Crab is not something I have on a regular basis (I do live in Minnesota) but oh how I love it!!!  Some butter for the crab and sriracha (of course)

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