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04 Aug PURE EARTH

PURE EARTH Purity is the connecting tie between each and every living organism, purity is the invisible communication, flowing knowledge from one being to another...

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06 Oct How To Make Koko Monk Hot Chocolate at Home

Bring your choice of milk to boil. Put one and half to two heaps of TEASPOONS (Not tablespoon) Hot Chocolate mix for an 8 oz or two to three teaspoon for a 12 oz cup. Fill the cup in half with your choice of hot milk and create a chocolaty paste first, be sure everything is blended and melted well. Then top the rest part of the cup with hot milk. For a final touch you can top the drink with your choice of herbs, spices, or fruit zest such as a pinch of cinnamon, chili, cardamom, or a dash of fresh orange zest. Bon...

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05 Oct What Raw Chocolate Really Is?

First things first, raw chocolate is made directly out of raw cacao beans. The beans might be fully fermented, lightly fermented or unfermented. Then the rest is built on how you process the beans, how you grind, how you conch, and how you melt for final tempering. At every stage from fermenting to drying, from conching (grinding) to melting and tempering, cacao beans are subject to a certain amount of heat and the very amount of this heat is the heart of “raw chocolate” theory. Although there is no absolute agreement about it, there are various temperatures accepted as the threshold of...

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05 Oct What is Dutch Processing?

Dutch processing is a method that alkalize cacao beans with potassium or sodium carbonate –and that is one of the main reasons behind of the flat and slightly salty taste in processed cacao powder, as well as the chocolate made with these ingredients which is lowered to the level of candy. Dutch processing was developed in at 1828 by a Dutch chemist named Coenraad Van Houten and paved the way to mass produced chocolate. Mr. Van Houten is also responsible for another milestone processing method, which is the separation of the cacao bean into cacao butter and cacao powder (in...

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