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It's Bee time!

The past few days have been hectic. Friday I drove to Denver to attend the Colorado Chocolate Festival. But on the way down I had to drop chocolate off to my friends at Knapp Harvest in Eagle, the cutest store with tons of bee-centric things for your home. Then to Edwards to pick up a kegerator for future chocolate sodas to keep you cool all summer, then to Denver Restaurant Equipment to look for bargains on coffee machines, coolers and all the other things I need in order to build out a desert restaurant. Then to the Chocolate Festival! Doors opened at 4pm, I was only a few minutes behind that. Right inside the front door was one of my...

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Does Chocolate cause migraines?

Intersting article on causation: Why Do Carbs Give Me Headaches? Experts say we may be thinking about food triggers for migraines and other kinds of headaches the wrong way. Credit...Aileen Son for The New York TimesBy Alice Callahan April 26, 2022 Q: Why do carbs and sugar give me headaches? It’s common for people to notice a headache coming on after eating certain foods, and foods high in sugar or refined carbohydrates, like a slice of chocolate cake or a bowl of pasta, are among the usual suspects. Such food triggers are often reported by people who have migraines, said Dr. Peter Goadsby, a professor of neurology at King’s College London and the University of California, Los Angeles. “The person that’s...

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Storefront opening!

With some of the excellent luck I've experienced this past year, it's time to open up a storefront where I can sell my chocolate directly yo the public. But we're taking it to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. The move started out as a need to leave my cramped 450sq ft. space in a neighboring town and bring it to my home town, I will be able to bike to work! The new space is 1600 sq ft. And of course almost 4 times the rent I am currently paying but the upside is that I don't need all that space and can turn it into a retail space as well. Then my brain started to turn. If the manufacturing space...

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Bees for Development

I am proud to support the "Bees for Development" project monthly. Uganda Husband and wife, Simon Okello and Sharon Apiyo celebrate their first harvest of 10kg honey from one colony. Both are blind, and trained with TUNADO (The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation) using disability-specific tools and techniques that make it possible for people with visual impairments to keep bees. They are especially pleased because, as well as selling rapidly, they are enjoying having their neighbours around to chat, when they come to buy honey.Over the past few weeks we have been sharing our Audio Guide for visually impaired beekeepers across the airwaves. The how-to guide is for anyone with a visual impairment to get started keeping bees and has...

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OmNom Chocolate review

Hello weakened warriors! Yes I meant to spell it that way. In many ways the human population has been weakened by many things, the least of which is the Virus. Politics, loss of income, housing, friends, and so many other factors leave us reeling. I want to focus on some of the wonder parts that are stronger than ever and give me hope for a better future. Of course I am talking about chocolate. But this time and for the future I am going to talk about OPC (Other People's Chocolate). Today is OmNom day. As I sit in my almost dingy motel room in Colorado Springs Colorado, the weekend of an expo where I do a decent amount of...

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