dinsdag 26 maart 2013

Creativity has...

Creativity has nothing to do with any activity in particular — with painting, poetry, dancing, singing. It has nothing to do with anything in particular. Anything can be creative — you bring that quality to the activity. Activity itself is neither creative nor uncreative. You can paint in an uncreative way. You can sing in an uncreative way. You can clean the floor in a creative way. You can cook in a creative way. Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach — how you look at things.

dinsdag 5 maart 2013

Chocolate is of course made from cocoa...

Chocolate is of course made from cocoa, and cocoa is a natural fruit grown on the theobroma cacao tree. As a natural fruit, cocoa possesses over 500 different flavour variations influenced by many things including:
-     Climatic conditions
-     Plantation management
-     Watering cycles
-     Fertilisation
-     Soil type

The final chocolate flavour is also influenced by many other factors including:
-     Handling times
-     Fermentation techniques, timing and cultures
-     Drying times and climatic conditions
-     Roasting technique, temperature and duration

Since Daintree Estates started, they have always planned to exhibit the natural seasonal variations of cocoa through our chocolate. If you tasted the Dark 70% Australian Origin chocolate last year, then you’re in for a treat, because the latest batch uses a blend of 2012 Early Harvest cocoa beans from 4 of our Daintree region Cocoa Estates. That means that with the same cocoa content and recipe, the flavour is slightly different. One chocolate tasting professional told us they noticed ‘a lingering undercurrent of blueberries in the finish at the back of the palate’.

Once you’ve tasted it, we’d love to hear how you describe it.