There was a girl that was obsessed with losing weight. She didn’t think the technological advancements made in Television afforded her the opportunity to look 10 pounds bigger than her already small frame.
So she sacrificed and stuck to a strict wannabe diet of complex carbs, fish, chicken and fruit. During this time of misery and rude awakenings, the only simple pleasure she allowed herself would be her café con leche, every single morning.
For weeks on end she pained at the sight of her friends, peers and even glam squad, deliciously bite and savor chunks of pecan brittle or smooth slivers of that perfect carrot cake or that succulent and juicy banana bread pudding. Even sip on a cocktail. In the name of appearing her “normal” size on TV, she refrained.
And then a friend, as if her doing her a favor, invited her to eat the most delicious Caribbean inspired chicken salad, filled with fresh berries and coconut chicken. The owner of the newly renovated café, offered his personal services and thanked the couple for their business. Taking the last bite of the perfect chicken and fruit salad, was divine.
So she thought.
Out comes the owner with two generous sized plates, topped with what seemed like raw and unapologetic sin. She turned her head, beckoning the waiter to quickly return with the bill. But, it was too late. The plates were gracefully placed in front of him and her.
On his, a 6″ moist carrot cake. On hers, a 3″ wide dark chocolate ganache torte with elegantly drizzled caramel. She utters “no, no, no,” as if someone had just stolen her sexiest shoe. He caresses her hand and whispers, “it’s good for you.”
She succombs and hails her white lace handkerchief, nicely tucked in her linen jacket.
Ahh…a roasted praline and pecan crust.
And she bites again until the perfect and smoothest ganache torte has moistened her soft lips.
She dreams with her decadent piece of unapologetic sin and wakes in anxious fashion. For dinner, the same friend surprises her with another piece of the perfect and smoothest piece of chocolate. He’s now fostering what is an inevitable affair. Hoping it’ll be her last opportunity to indulge, she nibbles and reserves the remainder for him.
Secretly, she finishes the rest before dusk.
She’s now been bit by the chocolate love bug. She does the unfathomable. She continues her temporary, yet very passionate affair with her new found love.
She calls the baker at the café and orders an entire pie.
So, she bites. Like a gentle touch to the lips, she bites again. And bites, never daring to nibble.
To this 5th day, the girl and her ganache torte continue in their sinful affair, even into the wee hours of the night, in no apologetic manner.
And to hell with the faux appearance of her weight.
To experience a similar affair, do visit The Village Café in Smyrna, Ga. The owner & chef, Howard, will create strife in your TV career, but will make your heart and soul smile, and that’s all that really matters.
2860 Atlanta Road Ste-C
Smyrna Market Village
GANACHE GIVE AWAY CONTEST FOR YOU LOVERS!
I swear you all, this is best piece of ganache your lips will touch. And because I love it so much and haven’t played around with Howard’s recipe, I want you to! I’m giving away one Luxe Dark Chocolate and one Mint Chocolate Ganache jar by Chalmers. All of you have to do is leave comment with your best chocolate story! You can earn a 2nd chance to enter if you Tweet this post and mention @brenherrera in it! Then come back and comment again for your 2nd entry (no story this time)! I promise your world will change with this sexy ganache! I will randomly choose one lucky winner to begin an affair on August 15th!! GO!
ONE COMMENT. ONE EATS.
This is such perfect timing! If you’ve not read about my Hunger Lives No More campaign, please take a few minutes and read about it here! The goal is to donate TONS of food to needy families or a food bank in Atlanta and Washington, DC, both my homes. For each comment left, on the first post of each month, I will personally donate one food item! The green tea in lemon cups was the first post for the campaign and I’m thankful for all 28 comments, but let’s get more items in the mouths of families and children! This means that Must Ministries, in Smyrna (ATL suburb) will receive 28 items for their food bank services! Your comment for the ganache contest will be counted toward a legitimate comment and food item! Please do share, stumble, tweet, digg, facebook, etc…this easy effort! It’s a great way for all of you to be involved with a simple comment! Help me donate 200 food items this month!!! Comment eligibility ends August 15th.
About Must Ministries:
MUST provides over 1,000 lunches each weekday to Cobb County children who are without healthy meals during the summer.
Eat well, love unapologetically, pray with true intention, and take care of yourself.