I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Why Fondon't When You Can Fondue!

Good Living is an act of intelligence,by which we choose things which have an agreeable taste rather than those which do not.


Everything I eat should contain either garlic or chocolate, but rarely both...... although the thought of garlic dipped in dark chocolate is beginning to peak my creative taste buds as I write this. I may just have to give it a try, in all honesty just how bad could it be.

There is a funny quote that says;" Forget love-- I'd rather fall in chocolate"!!! But I say;" Remember love....and fall in the chocolate together"! Whether you skinny dip, chunky dunk or slowly wade in the chocolate pool just enjoy your time together, happy valentine's day.

Dark Chocolate Plunge
8 ounces of really good unsweetened dark chocolate (if you choose to use an already sweetened variety of chocolate just omit the sugar in this recipe).
1 c. light cream
1 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine chocolate and cream in medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Add sugar and continue cooking until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into fondue pot or chafing dish. Serve warm with fondue dippers.

In advance, prepare: angel food cake, strawberries, pineapple chunks, banana slices, marshmallows, biscotti, pretzels, potato chips.....the list is endless.


Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Potato chips dipped in chocolate are wonderful.

So are pretzels.

I love your post, Julie. Cute title, too.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Julie,
I was just checking my 2008 Valentine's Day lostwords post and there you were.

Thought I'd drop in to say Happy Valentine's Day. So glad I did. I LOVE Fondue. I see you do too!

Veronica said...

I have never had fondue before. I'm surprised I haven't indulged in a pot of chocolate fondue yet.

jennifaye said...

Potato chips dipped in chocolate sounds interesting. :)
Thanks for the fondue recipe.

Julie said...

You will love it Veronica

Julie said...

Thank you, Louise

Julie said...

Thank you, Mimi I love the combination of sweet and salty.

joe@italyville said...

Julie... everything seems better when dipped in chocolate:)

Julie said...

That is for sure, Joe!