Cinco de Mayo- What is it really about?!

Cinco de Mayo What is it really about?!       History Lesson     Cinco de Mayo, first and foremost, is not Mexican Independence day. Mexican Independence day is on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo, which literally translates to the fifth of May in English, is the celebration of the Battle of Puebla. This...

Cacao, Cocoa, and the story of what we know as Chocolate

The History of Chocolate ~From then until now~   Background of Chocolate   There are few things as polarizing and desirable in the world as beverages such as coffee, tea, alcohol, and chocolate... Yes, that's right; Chocolate is a beverage. In most of the world, it has been for longer than you've been alive, tenfold....

Everything’s Coming Up Pumpkin!

It’s almost October and in California that means its time to put on a scarf and some uggs’s with your shorts and buy everything pumpkin spice! For us though it means its time to grind up some spices, bake up some pumpkins and stock up to get us through to next fall-ish. Making pumpkin puree…