L’éclat, the chocolate boutique of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan, has created beautiful planetary chocolates that look too pretty to resist. The chocolates are edible replicas of the planets Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea) and Neptune (cappuccino).
The chocolates are sold individually for 400 yen, but if you order the set for 3,800 yen, L’éclat will include the Sun which is made of criollo chocolate and pineapple. Their marble-like appearance and numerous flavors would make any chocolate lover go absolutely insane!
Chipolte Chocolate Treat -
Highly recommend. One piece is enough to satisfy the craving for a treat. Your mouth will be excited and thank you.
- The Truth About Chocolate Cravings (menuism.com)
Dulce de Leche Vanilla Cake - YUM!!!!!
A SLICE OF THE PIE - more thoughts on the fairness in life.
I guess I am doing a lot of thinking spurred on by re-reading one Jung quote. It happens.
Also I am doing a lot of thinking because I am dealing with a family illness of most severe prognosis. This has caused my world to spin and I am grappling to gain some balance again. It made me downright nostalgic, though I hope not maudlin, but have spent a lot of time these past few days reflecting on family history and what it does to bring the you/me to the “you/me” you/I are/am today. I am trying to focus on the positive lessons and better memories.
On the concept of what’s fair and fairness in general, another life lesson passed on to me, this time by my mother, was how to ensure fairness at the dinner table. When we were very young and we (me and my siblings of which we seemed to be many) were squabbling over who got the biggest piece last time, my mother’s solution was pure and simple. This is probably because she too was from a family of many siblings and she being the youngest had to rely on her mother’s discretion in finding solutions to feeding many hungry mouths.
When it came to divying up special treats we loved, the way to settle things was to have one child cut the pieces. That one child, the one who made the cuts and passed out the pieces, was the person that got served the very last piece. This was a fool-proof method for ensuring that the pieces were sliced uniformly and as equally as possible.
That is as fair as it gets!
- Siblings-Good and Bad - Celebrated on NPR This Thanksgiving Week (psychologytoday.com)
- Similar Genes, Different Personalities (parenting.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Only Children Happier Than Kids With Siblings (aolhealth.com)
- 5 Basic Factors for Happiness, According to Carl Jung. (happiness-project.com)
LIFE LESSON - One cuts, the other chooses.
'Tis the Season - Indulge in Divinity