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Monday, February 15, 2010

an Ode to Valentimes.




Not sure if you're aware, but the proper spelling/pronunciation of our beloved 14th of February is ValenTIME's Day. Yes, since the 7th grade me and my bff Line have deemed it the day of Valentime. Its time for valen. Which means chocolate in the language of carojulish.
Now typically I'm not a roses gal, nor a chocolates on Valentimes Day gal, but this year something in me wanted. My Teddie was tuned in and picked up on those hints!
Here's the DL of my Valentimes Day.

It started with fair trade English breakfast tea (Equal Exchange) and orange cranberry, heart-shaped scones, using fair trade sugar (which can be found at whole foods). As the scones baked, my Teddie greeted me with one dozen fair trade roses! Yes, they do exist. (Again, to be found at Whole Foods.) Later in the day he presented me with Fair Trade chocolate hearts (the only ones I've ever seen, made by Divine in milk chocolate). And last but not least, I was given a pair of fair trade earrings from 10,000 villages. For those of you unfamiliar with them, they carry an awesome variety of home accessories, a bit of clothing, a bit of foods, a bit of everything. It's a beautiful place. www.tenthousandvillages.com We ended the day with homemade chocolate fondue this time using a bit of Theo Fair Trade and Equal Exchange Fair Trade chocolates.

All in all it was a beautiful day full of fair trade lovin.
Hope you too had a lovely Valentimes Day.