Saturday, June 30, 2007

Like Water For Chocolate

Sweet chocolate Easter bunny.
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"I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?" ~ unknown
When I started to look for things that depicted the word "sweet", I thought of the smell of roses, the look on a sleeping child's face, the light touch of a kiss and the sweet strains of a melodic violin. But the word just kept coming back to "taste".... the sweetness of "taste".

Hershey candy coated kisses
"Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing." ~ Milton S. Hershey
Nothing speaks of a "sweet" taste quite like chocolate. Yes, you have sweet potatoes and cake and sweet corn and pudding, but there is just something about chocolate that grownups and kids alike cannot resist. Mr. Hershey knew this when he developed an entire town around his chocolate factory; there the streetlights are shaped like Hershey Kisses and the air is permeated with the smell of soft sweet chocolate.

Dark Lindt chocolate, sweet but biting.
"Chocolate flows in deep dark, sweet waves, a river to ignite my mind and alert my senses" ~ unknown
Some people demonstrate an evolving taste for things "sweet" as they grow older. They look at a richer, dark sweetness with an added sharpness. Not me. Bring on the white chocolate with all that stuff that is so bad for you, but it sure tastes great!

Cold Stone Creamery chocolate ice cream with M&M's.
"My tongue is smiling." ~ Abigail Trillin, after eating chocolate ice-cream, "Alice, Let's Eat"
In Italy they serve this little sweet item called gelato. There is nothing in the world, anywhere like this gelato, especially the chocolate variety! We have tried all sorts of ice cream brands and ice cream shops and nothing comes close! (though Cold Stone is pretty good and Nyssa says that Maggie Moo's is not bad either)

I looked back at the pictures I chose for this week and it does seem to confirm my suspicions......All roads sweet lead back to chocolate! So I leave you with one final example of something really "sweet"....

1987. Nyssa's first birthday. Chocolate cake. Posted by Picasa
"Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold." ~ Judith Olney
Have a sweet, chocolate filled week and a wonderful 4th of July!

The theme for Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt this week is "sweet". You can go here to "Grab the Scavenger Hunt code" and here to join the blogroll. This really cute logo is available there as well. The link to other participants is in my blogroll on the sidebar.
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