That most wonderful time of the year

From our house to yours, enjoy the wonders of the human spirit throughout this string of holiday seasons that carry us into 2011. May your holiday spirit enjoy broad sprinklings of merriment, family, safe travels, and optimism for what lies ahead.

One-of-a-kind, On-line, Odd-ventures

double genache chocolate cheesecakeIn ongoing ventures as an E-preneur, I've gathered a marketplace for world-class goods that you can't find anywhere else. Please explore with me the worlds into which I've  wandered, studied long and hard the last 3 years, and discovered wonders -- gourmet specialty coffee roasting and blending; gourmet artisan chocolate; gourmet cheesecake; art prints, and artisan crafts by amazing family artists. MORE DETAILS

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Join in themes that support living in good cheer and overcoming anything the world throws at us. Favorite subjects: Family. Grandchildren. Dogs. Friendship. Excellent books. Incredible food. Cameras and photos. Espresso. Movies. Music. College sports. Baseball. Fountain pens. Cooking. Other stuff. Yours?

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Best Chocolate Ever

You will never taste better chocolate creations than those of Kevin Buck, a 23-year artisan chocolatier in Bellingham, Washington.

He is committed to working with only the top-grade chocolate from the world's best, primarily Callebaut of Belgium. His unique chocolate creations originate from just the top 5% of the best chocolate on earth. "You can never exceed  your ingredients," Kevin is fond of saying.

His main mantra that is your best insight into the pure, natural, rich chocolate creations in his boutique shop: "Sugar is the worst enemy of chocolate."

Kevin is passionate about you knowing the truths and myths about great chocolate, and moving beyond the marketing hype and fancy packaging and disguised ingredients to taste only the very best that the world of chocolate offers.

He ships from his Web site here at Chocolate Necessities.