Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Clementines

By this time of year, I've eaten my weight in clementines. While they're the perfect little treat, sometimes a girl likes to dress things up.

Make these this week for your valentine.


Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Clementines
4 clementines, peeled
1/2 cup good dark chocolate. I like the Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips.
Sea salt


1. Melt the chocolate in a small dish in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds and stir, repeating the cycle until the chocolate in fully melted and smooth.


2. Dip the clementines in the chocolate, using a spoon to cover half of each piece. Lay on parchment paper and sprinkle with sea salt.


3. Allow chocolate to harden for at least an hour before removing the slices from the parchment to serve or store in the refrigerator. The end of the clementine that's not covered in chocolate will dry out, so consume within 12 hours.


Monday, February 10, 2014

Pieces of my weekend

This time of year, it's hard to feel like doing much but curling up at home. Lately I've tried to find small indulgences to chase away the winter blues: drinking champagne after a good workout, spending an extra half-hour in the morning reading in bed,  making galentines with my best gal (coming in a future post). While the temperatures barely broke zero this weekend, seeing Justin Timberlake in concert and hosting a tapas party made for an awesome weekend.