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Delving Deeper: Chocolate Log Blog moves to Tin and Thyme

St Agnus Tin Mine

Awards Plus | 14th March 2015 | By

Chocolate Log Blog has a new home, here at Tin and Thyme. The world of chocolate is a wonderful place, but it now feels time (geddit?) to move on and explore my other food interests. Chocolate will always remain important to me and will feature frequently on this blog. I shall continue to create and develop vegetarian recipes as I always have done, but they won’t all include chocolate. There will be more of an emphasis on the exciting world of Cornish food and the South West in general, although other areas of the country and world will continue to feature. Whilst the focus of Chocolate Log Blog was, of course, chocolate, it has always been a fairly eclectic mix of sweet and savoury, indulgent and healthy, reviews and outings. I’ll still be mining this vein (geddit?) as I tunnel further into the mother lode of food and unearth all sorts of gems – I can’t wait. 

My home county of Cornwall has always been where my heart lies, even when I lived away for many years.  Bodmin Moor was my childhood playground with tin mines as playhouses, I wonder how many health and safety rules I contravened? The moor and its minerals are in my bones, literally and metaphorically. The spoil heaps are often adorned with wild thyme, a herb that also grows along the spectacular Cornish coast. Incidentally, thyme is possibly my favourite culinary herb. Tin and Thyme reflects these two influences as well as having obvious food connotations.

I’d like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to all the supporters, visitors and especially those who have commented: your contributions helped to make Chocolate Log Blog what it was. It has not gone however, just moved on and I do hope you will continue to journey with me into the new territory of Tin and Thyme as I relate Tales from a Cornish Kitchen.

Please bear with me whilst I am settling into this new site. There is still work to be done; the current header is only a temporary one, my old recipe cards no longer function and need to be converted one by one as and when I can find the time and there are various tweaks that need to be made. I couldn’t have done this without the invaluable help of Zoe Corkhill who has managed this move so efficiently. She’s also been rather wonderful in answering the many questions I have about this scary world of WordPress. Thanks also to Helen of Fuss Free Flavours who is hosting my site and has also offered much needed support. Whilst others have helped me along the way, Karen Burns Booth from Lavender and Lovage deserves a special mention.

It would be great to hear what you think of Tin and Thyme: Tales from a Cornish Kitchen.

76 Comments

  1. Jen

    14th March 2015 at 7:59 pm

    As someone who has recently switched to a new blog name I understand why you’ve done it. I think you’ve picked a great name to reflect your Cornish heritage. Bodmin Moor and the northern coast are my favourite parts of the county to visit and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts and finding out more about the foodie life in Cornwall.

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Ah thank you Jen, you are the very first person to comment on Tin and Thyme. You are not so close to Cornwall any more, so I will do my best to keep you informed 😉

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  2. Tracy

    14th March 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Great to see your new blog – you can’t beat a chocolate recipe so glad they will be continuing in your new home, but look forward to hearing more about life in Cornwall.

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Haha, never fear Tracy, Chocolate is an essential in our house 🙂

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  3. Janice

    14th March 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Congratulations on your successful move to Tin and Thyme, looking forward to seeing how your new direction develops.

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Janice. This whole WordPress thing is a bit daunting, but I’m hoping it won’t take me too long to find my feet.

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  4. Deon

    14th March 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Congrats on moving. Your new site looks wonderful. I also recently moved to WordPress so finding my feet along with everything else! Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you write about. I also like the name. Think it is great.

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you so much Deon. I’m glad you like it. A blog is a very personal thing and it’s a little bit scary launching it on the world. WordPress is very different to Blogger I’m finding, but I’m hoping it won’t take too long to settle in.

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  5. Camilla

    14th March 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulation on branching out, getting a new name and moving to WordPress – throwing a virtual bottle of champagne across your bow as we speak. Good luck:-)

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:38 pm

      Thank you Camilla – I’m loving that champagne 🙂

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  6. Fiona @ London-Unattached

    14th March 2015 at 8:30 pm

    yay congratulations! wasn’t that tin mine on Poldark last week?

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Thanks Fiona. I think it very well might be – I got there first though!

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  7. Kerry at Kerry Cooks

    14th March 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Hurrah for a new blog! WordPress really is great 🙂

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Thanks Kerry. I think WP might be really good when I know what I’m doing!

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  8. Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    14th March 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Congratulations on your move! Look forward to reading your non chocolate and chocolate recipes alike, and to hearing about Cornwall

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Lucy. WordPress is a very different place to Blogger and it’s taking some getting used to.

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  9. Karen

    14th March 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your new recipes and posts whether they be chocolate or non chocolate! Karen

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    • Choclette

      14th March 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Thanks Karen. It’s all very exciting and somewhat nerve-racking. Thanks again for your support.

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  10. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    14th March 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Hey C, love the new look and looking forward to the new direction.

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Bintu. Me too, I’m making my mother a cake today for Mother’s Day and it doesn’t have any chocolate in it 🙂

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  11. Celia

    14th March 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Good luck with the new blog, Choc! I’m sure it will be fantastic! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 10:13 am

      Thank you Celia, it’s taken me a long time to make the leap.

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  12. Vicki Montague

    15th March 2015 at 7:53 am

    Well done! I moved over a year ago, keeping the name…but it was very stressful since I did it myself and knew nothing! Your new site looks lovely and the name rOcks! Good luck…

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 10:17 am

      Oh thank you Vicki, that’s put a smile on my face. I had help moving and I’ve still found it rather stressful and there is so much still to do. I’m glad to hear you found it worth the move.

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  13. Kath

    15th March 2015 at 9:22 am

    I think this is marvellous, I have long admired how you have managed to sneak chocolate into everything but I am also very pleased that you will now have space for lots of other wonderful things. You will soon get used to WP and love it. May the adventures ahead be wide and varied. x

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 10:18 am

      Thanks Kath. it’s sort of fun trying to find ways to incorporate chocolate, but also gets a bit wearing sometimes. Now I can do just what I feel like 😉

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  14. Glamorous Glutton

    15th March 2015 at 9:43 am

    Congratulations on taking a wonderful step into WordPress. I’m looking forward to your new posts. GG

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 10:18 am

      Thanks GG – I sure am hoping it was the right thing to do.

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  15. Suelle

    15th March 2015 at 12:06 pm

    A brave move, but well done. It’s looking great so far. Will you continue with We Should Cocoa?

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks Suelle. Yes indeed, We Should Cocoa continues apace 🙂

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  16. Chris

    15th March 2015 at 12:43 pm

    You always have done a good job and I am sure you will continue to do so on your new site. It makes perfect sense to me, although chocolate is always one of the most tempting ingredient. I wish you all the best with Tin and Thyme!

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you kindly Chris. I haven’t given up on chocolate quite yet 😉

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  17. Kate Brusten

    15th March 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Great new blog, Choclette. Looking forward to reading more!

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    • Choclette

      15th March 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you Kate – it’s a brave new step 🙂

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  18. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    15th March 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Wow! Big move! Congratulations. Looks like you are going to have a fab new home here and I am sure you will continue to produce even more amazing recipes. I have seen a few bloggers moving over to WordPress recently. Does it have significant advantages?

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Kate. it’s a bit of a scary move and there is much to learn and sort out. The main advantage I’ve found so far is that you can do so much more with your site than you can in WordPress. I’m hoping it will also be better for SEO etc as that was my understanding, but time will tell.

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  19. michèle

    16th March 2015 at 8:19 am

    Bonne chance dans cette branche. Je n*ai aucun doute que tes qualités culinaires feront des heureux. J’aime le nom. Restes-tu Choclette ?

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 9:54 am

      Merci Michèle. Ça me fait plaisir que to aime le nom et oui pour le moment je restes Choclette.

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  20. Rachel

    16th March 2015 at 9:49 am

    Ive toyed with switching to WordPress so many times, just to see what it is like, but as I don’t know whether or not I would like it, ive done nothing about it x

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 10:25 am

      I’d been toying with the idea for several years Rachel. Time will tell if I did the right thing!

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  21. Working mum Blog

    16th March 2015 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations on your blog move! Although I love chocolate, I do like the sound of your new blog. I look forward to exploring your recipes.

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 10:28 am

      Thank you, chocolate will still be featuring regularly 😉

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  22. Charlotte Braithwaite

    16th March 2015 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations on your blog move to Tin and Thyme sugar!
    I’ve been to cornwall before fells like many moons ago now but i hope to go back again real soon with my family. I know Hayden and Rovi would love it – Its so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing
    Charlotte x

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Charlotte, I’m glad you’re a fan of this beautiful part of the world.

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  23. Dom

    16th March 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Such a brilliant and brave move C. Well done and congratulations. As a long-time fan of CLB it will be sad to see that particular brand go but it’s totally understood and a fresh start must be so exciting too… do shout if you need any help from this bitter old dear. xxx

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks you Dom, it feels like a brave move and a rather daunting one – so much I don’t understand! Really glad you feel a bit sad about CLB going, you’ve been such a fabulous supporter of it – thank you so much. Bitter old dear??? Thanks for the offer of help, certainly feels as though I need it at the moment – eek!

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  24. Laura

    16th March 2015 at 12:31 pm

    A lovely new home – I hope you settle in well 🙂 Enjoy wordpress – I like it a lot, even if it does take a little getting used to!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Laura, I can see I shall soon get very fond of it – once I know what I’m doing 😉

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  25. Elizabeth

    16th March 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations on the big move! It’s not easy, but it really is so worth it. Blogger is a great place to start out, but self hosted WP allows so much more flexibility. Love your layout!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Oh I remember you going through it Elizabeth – there is certainly plenty to get used to. Good to hear there is hope and thank you for the kind words.

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  26. Vohn McGuinness

    16th March 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Oh wow Choclette – a new blog – how very exciting for you! Love your new name and can’t wait to hear more about Cornwall and its food. Wishing you much luck and love. Vohn x

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you lovely Vohn. Glad you like it. Feeling like I need the luck and the love at the moment, but it is exciting 🙂

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  27. Kavey

    16th March 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations on the new name, I think it totally makes sense! You blog about so much more than chocolate!! Happy blogging!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Ah, thanks Kavey. Glad you like the name 🙂

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  28. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    16th March 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations on making the big move 😀 seems like you’re going to do just fine keeping your readership if these comments are anything to go by.

    I’m also a huge fan of Cornwall and see it as a second home. I can’t wait to see what’s to come!

    All the best.

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:53 pm

      Well I hope so Emma, butt I’ve lost so many followers that I built up over six years, it feels a little daunting. Glad to hear you love Cornwall too 🙂

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  29. Rachel

    16th March 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Your new blog looks lovely! Although I’ve really enjoyed your chocolate recipes, I think you’ve got lots more to offer and look forward to your new recipes. Enjoy your blog 🙂

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Thank you Rachel, that’s a very kind thing to say 🙂

      I think I will enjoy the blog, once I’ve got to grips with how it all works.

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  30. Charlotte @charlottekdiary

    16th March 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Congratulations Choclette. Your new blog sounds and looks great. I wish you all the best for this exciting new chapter!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Charlotte and glad you like it 🙂

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  31. Jayne

    16th March 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Congratulations on your blog move! I look forward to your new adventures here!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Thanks very much Jayne, I’m looking forward to them too 🙂

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  32. Katharine

    16th March 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Exciting times! Love the name and look forward to hearing much more about wonderful Cornish food, recipes, places and life. Chons da!

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    • Choclette

      16th March 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Meur rás Katherine. Exciting times indeed – I keep coming unstuck!

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  33. The Kitchenmaid

    17th March 2015 at 12:46 am

    Hello – and wow! I am a bit sad to see CLB go, but this is a lovely new look and the name is great! I’ve toyed with switching many times, so will be keen to hear how you find it. At the moment my blog activity is restricted to occasionally reading other peoples’ so I’m not going anywhere at present! I hope this means WSC will still live on? Lucy x

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    • Choclette

      18th March 2015 at 9:17 am

      Hi Lucy, glad you found me. I probably should have put a post up about leaving CLB before I actually did, but it was all a bit made. It’s good to hear you will miss CLB, it all feels very strange at the moment, but also really glad you like the new one. At the moment I’m on a steep learning curve and have lost most of my followers, but give me a few weeks an I should have a better feel for it. And yes, We Should Cocoa is still very much alive.

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  34. DANIELLE VEDMORE

    18th March 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Liking the new name too 🙂 x

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    • Choclette

      19th March 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you very much Danielle

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  35. Sarah James

    19th March 2015 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations Choclette, I love the new name & look forward to tales & recipes from your Cornish kitchen. Still depending on you for chocolate recipes too 🙂

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    • Choclette

      19th March 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Sarah, so glad you like it and never fear, you will find plenty of chocolate recipes coming this way 🙂

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  36. bakingaddict

    22nd March 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Congratulations on your new blog. It looks great and I can’t wait to read more about your recipes and tales from Cornwall. I’ve been toying with moving to wordpress for ages now but haven’t found the time or courage to make the move. I will be asking you for advice when the time comes! x

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    • Choclette

      23rd March 2015 at 1:17 pm

      Ah thank you Ros. It is a big move and a lot of work, but I’m hoping it will all be worth it in the long term. Happy to help if I can.

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  37. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    22nd March 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Wow I just started commenting on your latest post (sorry to hear it was a layer cake for a sad occasion) and then I noticed that you had changed your url and name and header and all – so I had to dig a little deeper to find out more. Good luck with the change and settling into WordPress. I sometimes thing of it but it seems a huge thing. But I have used WordPress in other settings and can see it has many advantages. I always love all your chocolate creativity and I will look forward to seeing this same creativity with non- chocolate posts.

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    • Choclette

      23rd March 2015 at 1:20 pm

      Yes, I meant to write a farewell post on CLB telling people what I was doing, but the best laid plans …! Hope you weren’t to shocked. There will still be plenty of chocoaltey goings on, here at Tin and Thyme, but it does mean I can do other things too.

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  38. Christina @ Christina's Cucina

    29th March 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Congratulations on your move! Your site looks lovely and I’m looking forward to continuing to follow along! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      30th March 2015 at 8:55 am

      Thank you Christina, really pleased to have you visit and hopefully visiting again in the future.

      Reply

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