Must be a whole lot healthier than Nutella! Definitely worth a try 🙂


Creamy-smooth chocolate almond spread ready for toast, dolloping inside crêpes, or drizzling on pancakes or waffles. 

Being hundreds of miles from roads or specialty stores and becoming more curious about how foods we take for granted are actually created drives me to experiment. Today’s challenge? Nutella.

In high school, a German friend introduced me to this chocolate-hazelnut spread that looks a little like peanut butter. But sister, it’s not peanut butter! Nutella is sweet, creamy, and chocolately and is great spread on fruits and breads and a whole lot of other things, or scooped out of the jar and eaten off the spoon!

I found a recipe, but of course I modified it to fit the items in my pantry. Substituting almonds for hazelnuts, and armed with my new stick blender (with nut chopping attachment), I set to work. As I processed the nuts from a grain to coarse  flour…

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Like flowers on a wall

convergent journey

Para Clocks is a new project to create custom-designed parametric wall clocks. I love these because:

a) They remind me of the beautiful geometric designs you see in Gothic architecture all across Europe. One of the first that comes to mind is the famous Rose Window in the Notre Dame. I find symmetry and geometry so pleasing to the eye, and the parametric designs of these clocks do a great job of capturing classic beauty using modern techniques.

Photo, right: © Gérard Boullay

b) My friends are the creative minds behind it. They’re not paying me to do this promo, but naturally I’m happy to support their work!

And of course, c) The clocks are lovely in and of themselves. Below are a few ready-made Para Clocks designs:

The way the Kickstarter process works, backers make a pledge to support the project. The funding is only paid out if the…

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