There are three things I really, really love: words, dogs, and chocolate. I love mind games that involve forming, finding, and defining words. Being bilingual, I am intrigued by homonyms: words that share the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings. The other day I realized that there is a homonym that brings together my love for words, dogs, and chocolate: BARK. I love hearing Frida’s bark when she tries to protect me from other dogs at the park, and I love chocolate bark! Frida loves to bark and I love to make (and eat) chocolate bark.
Frida hardly ever barks inside the house, but I do make quite a bit of chocolate bark at home. These days I have been making different kinds of bark: white, milk, and dark chocolate for holiday gifts. It is so easy to make: (1) melt whatever chocolate you like; (2) add one or two kinds of chopped dried fruit (apricots, cranberries, tart cherries, candied orange peel, etc.) and your favorite nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, marcona almonds, pistachios, cashews, etc.); (3) spread mixture on a pan or baking sheet lined with wax paper; (4) chill; (5) break bark into pieces. Chocolate bark— like homonyms— is versatile. It can be served as snack, dessert, and it is also a great homemade holiday gift.
Share your favorite chocolate bark recipe and your favorite homonym with New Latina!