As with all things chocolate (especially dark) eaten in moderation can be good for us. Let’s face it we all love to eat some chocolate from time to time and we all have our favourite. It is also such a versatile ingredient, can be eaten on its own, as a dipping sauce, for making a cold or hot drink and my favourite as a quick topping over cakes. Melting chocolate can be an art and can be tricky to begin with. If the temperature is too hot, if it is not stirred or if water gets into it the chocolate can get burnt or even go so hard that it becomes useless.
I think chocolate can be is like a relationship. Just as there are so many varieties of chocolate, one type or kind of chocolate is no better than the other; it’s just that we have our favourites. I have come to realise that just like melting chocolate is an art form so is having a good argument in a relationship. Yes, I did say a good argument. If you are wondering what the difference is between a good and bad argument – well, a good one doesn’t put the other person down for expressing their views. It is inevitable that arguments or disagreements are part of every relationship. We are all different and approach things differently – that is okay.
A couple of key components when melting chocolate is that it should be done on low heat, has to be stirred so that it keeps consistency and it’s important that no water gets into the chocolate. An argument begins because someone just doesn’t agree with another – yes that is fine. It gets touchy when the temperature is turned up and no one is keeping an eye on how hot things are getting. Someone certainly maybe stirring but with the stirring water is added. At this point just as with chocolate it all gets spoilt. The reason why the argument started may have all been forgotten, as now there is a mess to clean up and who is going to do that?