In the world of cocoa, the discovery process is never-ending.
The story of the origins of this “Food of the Gods” (translated from its Latin, Theobroma Cacao) as well as its uses by ancient South American cultures is truly amazing. As are the many varied uses for this bean from the cocoa pod (fruit). (more…)
As any loyal reader knows, I have a thing for chocolate so when Savory Spice Shop approached the Virtual Potluck (VP) gang and we were all charged with choosing a section — I chose the baking section because Savory Spice Online has six different kinds of cocoa/cacao powder residing there. Ah! The rich splendor of cocoa!
For the rest of this month, The Groovy Foody will be exploring the world of cocoa with a total of six recipes (one for each type) including a bevy of savory entries, because if you haven’t experienced cocoa or chocolate in it’s non-dessert form, you’re only getting half the picture. (more…)
Guest Post by Heather of Farmgirl Gourmet
Lodge Cast Iron sent me and the rest of the Virtual Potluck team a copy of their latest cookbook ” The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook”. The recipes are made using a cast iron vessel of one shape or another. This recipe for Blueberry-Peach Skillet Pie is quick to make and super tasty and would make a great base for using other frozen fruits as well. (more…)