Happy December 1st! Since we had rain yesterday I thought it’d be nice and cold today. Not so. Does that stop me from making wintry day treats? Uh-uh. Because if I was in the habit of cancelling such things due to our weather, well, I’d NEVER make wintry treats. Cold here is when the temp dips below 68. 😉 So I went with my plan to have a big ol’ slow cooker full of my creamiest hot cocoa perched on my counter this morning to greet my family and late morning guests. Continue reading
Warning: Rambling post ahead. I blame coffee(ha!). Rambling!
I’m a coffee late bloomer. I don’t remember when I decided I loved it, but I was an adult (those who know me would argue then that I can’t be a coffee lover yet…behave). Probably was in my mid to late 20s before I truly enjoyed a delicious, steaming mug of coffee and never looked back.
I don’t drink it daily, but when I do? Boy, do I enjoy it. I don’t discriminate either. Why should I? I love an iced coffee, gulping it with no shame, and then bouncing off non-existent walls because caffeine is like a bull in a china cabinet in my system. Doesn’t stop me though.
And this has nothing to do with anything, but it popped into my head just now…
Years ago, I had the most delicious French pressed coffee (my first) at an endearing little restaurant right before I saw an alternative ballet production starring Mikhail Baryshnikov. I’m no ballet connoisseur (in fact, I know nothing of ballet except that I love it), but I sat for 3 hours while dear Misha and multiple ballerinas danced around on a stage carpeted in bubble-wrap. Continue reading
Remember how I said I’m purging mountains of magazines? And that I have to go through each magazine and tear out the recipes, pictures, inspiration before tossing them? Well, this recipe is from one of those mags…from 2007. Well, hey, at least I try out the recipes now and then!
We only recently started drinking almond milk on occasion (without giving up our beloved regular milk, too), so I was eager to try almond milk hot cocoa. Continue reading
Today I tackled another do-it-yourself project on my 2012 DIY list: homemade vanilla coffee creamer. Why haven’t I been making this homemade creamer all my coffee-drinking life?
I followed Deliciously Organic’s recipe and it could not have been easier. It was so easy, in fact, that I let my 3-year old do all the work. I merely set out the ingredients and took pictures. I have a sous chef! Continue reading