Saturday, February 9, 2008
Surviving a Coffee Free Lent
I do not plan to be a Lenten martyr, grieving over what I have given up so that I can get a little attention. I gave coffee up so that I would drink more water (my chosen replacement drink, although I'm coming to appreciate tea). Coffee's easy for me, but I will never give up chocolate. In fact, my senior pastor says if I give up both coffee and chocolate, he'll give up me and the office. So no danger there!
But I have to share the treat that is making this first week bearable: the Beaufort Bar from Escazu Chocolates, an NC company making terrific chocolate from single-origin beans. They got their start here in Beaufort. This one has a little sea salt, perfect for setting off the rich dark chocolate taste.