Once upon a time....in a land not so far away....there lived a chocolatier. By day she would toil away in her shop, making beautiful chocolate covered cordial cherries. Her whimsical creations brought joy to all the people....those nearby and those in faraway lands. She spent years perfecting her art...detailing tiny smiles, chocolate floppy hats, and candy butterfly wings. And, while she loved her chocolate art, she had another passion....fabric.
The chocolatier also longed for the warm glow of her sewing machine light...the soothing, rhythmic dance of the needle and bobbin...the feel of soft cottons and delicate silks as they slid through her fingers on their way to another masterpiece.
With visions of both her loves frolicking in her mind she thought to herself, "What if my two passions, chocolate and fabric, could join in a harmonious union of beauty and flavor? They'd make the most beautiful gifts!"
She imagined chocolate wrapped in a sensual blend of textures and colors...tied with ribbons and bows. So, she searched her collection of fabrics, selecting some passed down from her beloved grandmother and others collected over many years of sewing endeavors. Not yet fully satisfied the chocolatier traveled the land in search of rustic textures and soft patterns to compliment the lovely French toile on her signature chocolate boxes.
And, with the passing of many moons, her vision was realized...
|Rich, 65% Dark Chocolate Bars...||Assorted Chocolate Cream Truffles...|
|Milk and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups...||White Chocolate Snow Almonds...|
|Cocoa Dusted Almonds...||Bundle of Chocolate Truffles, Toffee, Turtles...|
We celebrate nearly everything here at The Cordial Cherry and that includes football season. Our gourmet chocolate covered cherries are hand-sculpted in the shape of footballs, dipped in creamy milk chocolate, and then hand-painted. Our football cordial cherries are packaged in a beautiful gift box and can be delivered anywhere in the continental U.S. and make a festive addition to any football gathering.
Few things get me more excited than pretty ribbon. It's often the difference between something ordinary and a beautiful gift. In this case, I took simple muffin loaves, wrapped them with strips of parchment paper and tied with pretty ribbon. Voila! Breakfast is now really special! Use this idea to make Christmas or Easter continental breakfast festive. Or, tie pink or red ribbon for Valentine's Day for a simple breakfast in bed. A picnic basket with ribboned muffins or sweet breads makes the outing so sweet.
It's that time of year....why not sweeten things up for the kiddos with a back-to-school chocolate treat.
We made this adorable sweet lunch with a simple sugar cookie recipe, a square cookie cutter (bent slightly to resemble a slice of bread), a bit of peanut butter and jelly, and our Teacher's Apple cordial cherry...all packaged up in checked ribbon and a miniature paper lunch bag (purchased from Hobby Lobby www.hobbylobby.com).