Archive for May, 2016

A cacao adventure in Costa Rica

Not many people argue when I say that I have the best job in the world, and my latest adventure to Costa Rica brings even more weight to this claim! As you may know, JACEK started a bean-to-bar collection in 2015 (read why), and the goal of this is to take it a step further than sourcing ethically (which of course we do, and should be a minimum standard for doing business in my opinion!), and doing our best to ensure that there is joy on the farms. I imagine JACEK getting to a stage where we have a relationship >> READ MORE

Wine & Chocolate Pairings – May 2016

The ‘Art, Chocolate, Wine and Flowers’ event held at FaBLOOMosity’s beautiful floral studio on Sunday, May 15th 2016, was a huge success.  100 people joined us for an unforgettable day.  As promised to guests, we wanted to share the notes for the wines and chocolate pairings (a big thank you to Sasha McCauley for compiling these notes!). Wine & Chocolate Pairings The Ned Sauvignon Blanc paired with the Lemon Melt Away A homage to Jacqueline’s history, The Ned Sauvignon Blanc has intense citrus and green apple scents, with green pea and herbal notes.  Crisp and fresh, this wine has citrus >> READ MORE

FaBLOOM Cointreau Fizz Recipe

A huge thank you to everyone that came to the ‘Art, Wine, Chocolate & Flowers 2016’ tasting event last weekend! Many of you asked for the recipe for the welcome cocktail, so as promised, you can find the details below.  This drink is very easy to make, super refreshing and of course beautiful! FabBLOOM Cointreau Fizz In tall glass or goblet, add: 1 oz Cointreau 3 oz lemonade Black berries (a few) Lemon round —— Stir Top with ice and sparkling water or soda water. Gentle stir. Garnish with edible flower like a Wax Flower. enJOY!