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February, 2017

Valentines Love Organic Chocolate

In this unpredictable world, it’s good to remember that there are positive actions, even pleasurable ones, that we can take in our own lives and communities.  One is to follow the simple injunction to “love one another.”  And there’s no better way (in my humble opinion) to do that around Valentine’s Day than with organic …

February 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, Organic Farming


Food Gifts: Homemade Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most classic holiday gifts one can give. Nearly every holiday food gift set contains a little morsel whether it is a chocolate bar or hot chocolate mix. But did you know that making your own chocolate bars could be as simple as mixing together a few ingredients which you probably …

December 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

These Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes are a fun and easy Halloween treat. Kids can even help decorate them! You could use the mummy decoration on any flavor of cupcake, but I decided to use my favorite chocolate cupcakes. It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when desserts are pretty or cute but don’t actually taste good. …

October 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Cheesecake

My hypothesis about why Chocolate Cheesecake is so utterly satisfying is because it contains four of the basic tastes: sweet, sour, salt, and bitter.  Sweet comes from the chocolate sandwich cookies and the sugar, sour arrives with the cultured cream cheese and sour cream – bringing an subtly acidic note that balances the sweetness, a …

March 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Emma Grinde | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Cheesecake

My hypothesis about why Chocolate Cheesecake is so utterly satisfying is because it contains four of the basic tastes: sweet, sour, salt, and bitter.  Sweet comes from the chocolate sandwich cookies and the sugar, sour arrives with the cultured cream cheese and sour cream – bringing an subtly acidic note that balances the sweetness, a …

March 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Emma Grinde | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


An Ode to Chocolate

Photo by Julia Frost via Flickr Whether enfolded luxuriously in silver or gold Or simply adorned in white or brown wrapper Your bittersweet smoothness is rich and bold Unveiling a treasure as I gently peel open the paper I slowly break off a small square to eat And I savor it as it melts slowly …

February 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Valerie Kihslinger | Published in CROPP Culture


Chocolate Raspberry Cake

When my friend Jimi started talking about having a Birthday/Super Bowl party I immediately volunteered to make his cake. He was a good sport about having a Valentine’s Day themed cake and he (and everyone else!) seemed thrilled with the result- even if the pretty cake was a bit out of place with all of the chips, guacamole, and …

February 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Raspberry Cake

When my friend Jimi started talking about having a Birthday/Super Bowl party I immediately volunteered to make his cake. He was a good sport about having a Valentine’s Day themed cake and he (and everyone else!) seemed thrilled with the result- even if the pretty cake was a bit out of place with all of the chips, guacamole, and …

February 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Annie Christianson | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes


Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling

As you can imagine, employees at Organic Valley headquarters in La Farge, Wisconsin like to eat well. Locally grown, organic food is served daily at Organic Valley’s Milky Way Cafeteria. But occasionally employees indulge in dessert by internal pastry chef, Julie Ruef. We asked Julie to share one of her favorite recipes. Here it is: Chocolate Cupcakes with …

August 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Recipes  |  2 Comments


Black Forest Cake Stacks

Fluffy whipped cream filling and sweet fresh cherries sandwiched between tender chocolate cake and dark chocolate ganache in these Black Forest Cake Stacks make for a stunning dessert. The Black Forest Cake Stacks are assembled as individual servings and while they certainly require less decorating than a traditional Black Forest Cake, if you’d like a simplified but equally striking …

July 5th, 2015  |  Posted by Emma Grinde | Published in Recipes


 
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