Je veux du chocolat!

When life is in black and white
my thoughts turn to chocolate!

Writing out a new recipe and getting out my best quality dark chocolate!
Here is one of my favourite chocolate cookbooks too!

We know that dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids), releases
natural feel-good chemicals called endorphins in the brain!
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids which act as antioxydants
which protect the body from aging caused by free radicals.

So if you're feeling blue, get some good quality dark chocolate
take a square or two and let it melt slowly and deliciously in your mouth

 and life will soon seem rosy again!

Joining the monthly 
on the self-portrait journey with others here:

In The Picture


  1. I'm glad you said that...I'm a chocoholic. The only thing that keeps me from completely over-indulging is the waistline.

  2. Chocolate is the 5th food group, you know.

    Lindt 70% is my all-around favourite, although Green & Black's Toffee Bar makes me pretty happy. :)

  3. Hi Sandra,
    You've convinced us....did we need any convincing? :) Love chocolate!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to hear to hear about your trip!
    xo ~A

  4. love this...I don't feel guilty now!!!!

  5. Welcome back, my friend!!
    I am a firm believer that chocolate cures all evils. :-)

  6. Hi Sandra, welcome back it is so nice to hear from you again. I hope you have enjoyed your break. :)
    You have just given me every excuse I need to eat chocolate - thank you :))
    Only in moderation though!!!

  7. such a cute post!
    i think i will go and eat some dark chocolate and then do a task that i have not been looking forward too.... but will be nice to have done.

  8. I totally agree with you there, who doesn't love chocolate?

  9. This is the best season for Chocolate - especially hot chocolate.

  10. I LOVE chocolate, and your selfies this month are great too! Thanks for linking up, good to see you back.

  11. Such a great post Sandra! I actually have that book - but in English!! I LOVE your photography -
    Mary x

  12. I love them. and i love chocolate! I just had several pieces of dark chocolate and it tasted wonderful! :)

  13. Now you have just given all of us unlimited permission to totally enjoy copious amounts of dark chocolate!!! Thank you. We shall indulge. ;). Welcome back!!

  14. Dat is een prima serie Sandra,ik ben dol op alles waar maar chocolade in zit, chocolade repen, bonbons ,gebakjes of heerlijke toetjes...... dat kun je aan mij wel kwijt....hahaha.

    bedankt voor je reactie op mijn laatste bericht.

    Lieve groetjes en een hele fijne dag gewenst.


  15. Love this post, it really made me smile. Great selfies too - love it in black and white and the rosy version!

  16. Such a happy post this morning, Sandra!! I so enjoy visiting you blog. Not only are your photos amazing, but you have such a gift with words!! Love all the self-portraits!!

  17. Oh, I whole heartedly agree - Chocolate cures all!

  18. I love dark chocolate! Milk chocolate not so much. Happy baking, and lovely photos!

  19. Fun post and cute photos of you! I love the placard in the b/w pic.

  20. Ooh yes, chocolate! The world would be so much less without it!

  21. So fun and lovely photos. I love the first one and of course, I love chocolate

  22. Looks like you are ready for the "Chocolate Therapist", this is the name of a chocolate place in Littleton, Colorado where I bought hot chocolate this summer. What a comforting treat ;-)

  23. Beautiful Sandra, owning up to her relationship with chocolate. Love it!

    1. Haha! However, I only love the best - and that means dark, good quality chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids. Two squares a day is the perfect amount!