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Tomorrow is world chocolate day, July 7th. I don’t need much reason to celebrate chocolate I always have bars of chocolate in my pantry ready for an afternoon nibble. When my kids, who are now teenagers,  were babies, I held their tiny hands within mine and rubbed them together like they held the wooden handle of a molinillo, a chocolate whisk. We sang the same Spanish nursery rhyme my mother sang with me, cho-co-late cho-co-late bate bate chocolate.

I think it's safe to say we each hold our own precious chocolate story. It is one of those foods that that has the power to incite emotion, and to elevate an ordinary moment, especially when you take a square of chocolate, place it on your tongue, resist the urge to chew and instead let the flavors wash over your taste buds. It reminds me of another song I love by the Wood Brothers, the chorus goes,  If I die young at least I got some chocolate on my tongue

The chocolate that finds its way to my tongue is organic, direct traded, and made with NO palm oil. Which leads me nicely to the action tips. When you buy chocolate, whether it is in a bar form, or powder for hot chocolate or baking support the brands who are 

The chocolate I purchase is:
1. organic, 
2. direct trade or fair trade, or bean to bar, 
3. contains NO PALM OIL

Links and resources:

If you need ideas for wine to serve at your next party of gathering  that save water, build soil, and are delicious you can't go wrong with any of the following:

Biodynamic wine

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