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Does your Mother make you mad or make you proud?

La Signorina Mother's Day Chocolates

La Signorina Mother’s Day Chocolates

Mother’s Day is coming up here in the UK on the 10th of March. It is also called Mothering Sunday. What will you be doing? When you think of your mother, do you bring up feelings of anger or feelings of pure  love and admiration? Whatever those feeling might be, i’m sure you can think of one person or maybe two women who have been significant in your life and have stepped up to embrace you just as a mother would. This might or might not be your biological mother.

As I have grown older, I have come to love and respect so many women that I love to call my “adopted mum”. even though not in the literal sense, I was the one doing the adopting and not the other way round as is traditionally done. I grew up having several mums and so I find it easier to spread the motherly love to any woman who has been significant in my growing up years and positively impacted my life. What is your take on mothers and motherhood in general? Will you be buying that special mother, adopted or step mother a special gift to acknowledge their love and support for you this year?

La Signorina Mother's Day Chocolates

La Signorina Mother’s Day Chocolates

Not everyone has had a wonderful relationship with their biological mothers but perhaps it would be a good time to reflect on the gift of life this woman gave to you, I mean think about it… she could have terminated her pregnancy if she wanted to (depending on the era, but these days it’s so easy to do), Instead she welcomed you into her life, you gulped, ate and pooed in her womb for nine solid months, making her turn fat and resemble more of a whale than that fancy chick that your biological dad couldn’t resist. Then you came out, she clothed and fed you every time you cried, changed your dirty diapers, and did her best to give you a comfortable life. The list goes on and on. My heart goes out to all mother’s this coming mothering Sunday, they all deserve a “Thank you” and a little acknowledgment for all they have done. Nobody is perfect though, she might have made a few disappointing mistakes somewhere down the line, but she does deserve your love. The one she gave to you. It’s time to give it back.

La Signorina Mother's Day Chocolates

La Signorina Mother’s Day Chocolates

I was in the kitchen creating these beautiful white chocolate plaques with motherly quotes on them, it’s even got quotes from Gloria Estefan and Robert Browning. I hope you like them? They will be available to purchase on my website now, here is the link http://www.lasignorina.co.uk Please sign up for my newsletters if you do visit. I would be happy to make these special chocolates for that special woman/women in your life. These chocolates have been made using fairtrade chocolate just incase you were wondering. Happy Mother’s Day!

Come on over and get your customizable wedding favors from my website. Whatever your wedding colours, you will find the perfect box and the perfect chocolates and confections to go inside your box that you and your guests will surely love. If you can’t find what you are looking for on the website. Fill out the wedding enquiry form! We will find it for you and make your wedding have that extra special touch you are looking for!

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La Signorina Chocolates
La Signorina Chocolates
 
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Posted by on February 23, 2013 in chocolate, chocolate news

 

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Win £5,000 towards your dream wedding

Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel in Hertforshire, UK are giving away a wedding package for you and 60 guests at this lovely four star hotel. The package would include: Room hire, sparkling wine and canapés on arrival, wedding breakfast (three course meal with coffee), half a bottle of wine per person with the meal, sparkling wine for the toast, evening wedding buffet and an overnight stay for the bride and groom.

Mercure Letchworth Hotel

Mercure Letchworth Hotel

Mercure Letchworth Hotel

Mercure Letchworth Hotel

TO ENTER

Please tell us, in about 200 words, why you think you should be our lucky winner of this lovely wedding day. This is the perfect opportunity to make your dreams come true. Simply send your application by emailing your entry to webdesk@thecomet.net with the subject header of Win A Wedding.

All entrants will be able to get a £500 voucher to hold a wedding at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel valid until 31 March 2014. Hurry now! Send your application in! Good luck and please let me know if you were successful and got your £500 voucher! 🙂

Closing date for entries is March 31, 2013.

For more information on the terms and conditions please contact the hotel or  visit the website by clicking this link HERE>> 

To read more of my wedding blogs check out HOW TO HAVE A CHOCOLATE WEDDING

Also, come on over and get your customizable wedding favors from my website. Whatever your wedding colours, you will find the perfect box and the perfect chocolates and confections to go inside your box that you and your guests will surely love. If you can’t find what you are looking for on the website. Fill out the wedding enquiry form! We will find it for you and make your wedding have that extra special touch you are looking for!

Have you liked my facebook page? Come and say hello and join in the fun!

Come follow me on twitter! Tweet at me all day and any day!

Don’t forget to also Sign up! for my newsletters that way we can ALWAYS keep in touch! Click here now! Enter your e-mail address and let me spoil you with some chocolate goodness…

La Signorina Chocolates

La Signorina Chocolates

 
 

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Our Valentines Chocolates are here!

I’ve been working hard to make some fairtrade chocolates that are well presented and taste great. I hope you like what you see. They are available to purchase on my website http://www.lasignorina.co.uk Buy them now.

Here are some behind the scenes photos…First is me mixing up the ganache to make the centers

Gaache Chocolate Centre

Ganache Chocolate Centre

Here are some of the beauties I made with the ganache using 70% fairtrade dark chocolate

Almond Truffle

Almond Truffle

Looks like it’s wearing a hawaiian skirt. Proud of this photo, tastes nutty too, recommended for that naughty heart throb of yours.

Fairtrade Heart Shaped Chocolate

Fairtrade Heart Shaped Chocolate

Wouldn’t make sense not to have a heart shaped piece to include in the box.

Fairtrade Rose Petral Truffle

Fairtrade Rose Petal Truffle

You guessed right, it’s made with real Rose petals. Another Valentine must have! Now you have a great excuse as to why you bought only chocolates and no Roses 🙂

Fairtrade Cinnamon Truffle

Fairtrade Cinnamon Truffle

Last but definately not least is the Cinnamon Truffle, made to add a bit of spice into your love life. Reminds me of a spicy mayan hot chocolate.

So here are the end results of my Valentines Chocolates. Click on the photos to take you directly to the website to purchase them.

Fairtrade Valentines Chocolates

Fairtrade Valentines Chocolates

Valentine Love Box

Valentine Love Box

Fairtrade Love Box

Fairtrade Love Box

Come and visit my online chocolate shop at http://www.lasignorina.co.uk/boutique.php or by clicking HERE which will take you straight through to the boutique shop Chocolates for you! My little online boutique shop has a selection of my handmade chocolates as well as selected hand picked chocolate products that I think you would love to try, if you are looking for something a little unique come and visit the Chocolate boutique shop today!

Are you, or do you know someone planning a wedding? Would you like to customize your chocolate wedding favors online? You can also do that at my online store too! Here is the direct link which will take you straight through to the Wedding Favor page where you can customize your chocolate wedding favors!

Have you liked my facebook page? Come and say hello and join in the fun!

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Don’t forget to also Sign up! for my newsletters that way we can ALWAYS keep in touch! Click here now! Enter your e-mail address and let me spoil you with some chocolate goodness…

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Barbajada (chocolate and coffee) drink recipe

Valentines day is coming up… Why not make yourself and your loved ones a delicious Barbajada? What is that you say?? 🙂

Barbajada is a popular drink in Milan, Italy from the 19th Century and early decades of the 20th Century. Made with chocolate, milk and coffee in equal parts along with sugar to taste and topped with cream. Served cold in summer and hot in the winter, with a delicious slice of Panettone… here is the recipe!

Barbajada

Barbajada

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 litre of water
  • 1/2 litre of milk
  • 150g of dark chocolate (la signorina chocolate)
  • 150-200g of Sugar (optional)
  • Coffee (we recommend Italian)
  • Whipped Cream

Melt your dark chocolate and sugar under low heat, gradually adding small amounts of milk,water and coffee. Beat with a mixer for about 10-15 mins until the surface becomes foamy. Pour into cups and serve with whipped cream. Serve hot or cold.

Milano, Italy

Milano, Italy

Come and visit my online chocolate shop at http://www.lasignorina.co.uk/boutique.php or by clicking HERE which will take you straight through to the boutique shop Chocolates for you! My little online boutique shop has a selection of my handmade chocolates as well as selected hand picked chocolate products that I think you would love to try, if you are looking for something a little unique come and visit the Chocolate boutique shop today!

Are you, or do you know someone planning a wedding? Would you like to customize your chocolate wedding favors online? You can also do that at my online store too! Here is the direct link which will take you straight through to the Wedding Favor page where you can customize your chocolate wedding favors!

Have you liked my facebook page? Come and say hello and join in the fun!

Come follow me on twitter! Tweet at me all day and any day!

Don’t forget to also Sign up! for my newsletters that way we can ALWAYS keep in touch! Click here now! Enter your e-mail address and let me spoil you with some chocolate goodness…

La Signorina Chocolates

 

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