I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You 03.06.2013

It’s been a long time since the last I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You Post. Here are some fun things to perk up your Wednesday.  I work up to a happy surprise. I’m #4 on the HuffPost’s list of Top 10 Food Bloggers Of March.  (As in the HuffPost. High fives all around!)

Also, I have big time Spring Fever. Having some fresh flowers in the house always brightens things up. Today on Design Mom I’m sharing some secrets to extending the life of cut flowers, plus some bonus tips I got from my favorite florist.

My dear friend Becky sent me the link to this gorgeous video last night. I need to watch it at least a dozen more times.  Be sure to have some chocolate nearby because you’ll want some after you watch it.  Not that that is a bad thing. :)

Rouge By Carte Noire – Michael & Philippe – QUAD from QUAD on Vimeo

Speaking of chocolate, a few weeks ago I wrote a post on Design Mom about tasting chocolate. This is a skill everyone should have. 

Even my kids have gotten into tasting chocolate.  They can already tell the difference between candy chocolate and the really good stuff.  I was so proud when my daughter said, “Mom!  I let it melt on my tongue like you said and it really was better!”  For me it’s the darker, the better.  How you do like your chocolate?

The fancy chocolate bars in the post are available at Caputo’s Market in-store and most are available online. My favorites? In no particular order 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.  (Those big hunks of chocolate are an inexpensive favorite, Trader Joe’s Pound Plus bars.)

More links to bookmark:

–Oh Sweet Basil is giving away a Blendtec.  (I hope I win!)
–I’m working on a new Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Pinterest board inspired by Kraft Fresh Takes.  (p.s. a little bird told me if you were to create your own, it might come in handy later, for say a giveaway…)
–Foodie Crush posted a tantilizing recipe for Seared Ahi Tuna with Asian Avocado Salsa and I can’t stop thinking about it.
–The Vintage Mixer has got you covered with what produce is in season in March.
Emily pinned a fun infographic all about Oxford Commas.  (Who gives and eff about those anyway, right?)
–I’m having fun looking at the student projects from Anne Ditmeyer’s Map Design class.

Have a good Wednesday!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a new series I’m really excited about.  You’ll love it, I just know it.

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  1. As you know, I’m not a fan of chocolate, but I loved trying out new chocolates as your house! Thanks for sharing the good stuff!

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