Friday, March 16, 2012
Hi all~~~~ Happy St Patrick's Day!
Spring is here---and the winter was certainly memorable!
Plans for snowshoeing and igloo building will have to wait until next year~
Although I was fortunate enough to get a GREAT day of snowmobiling in, up in the beautiful Adirondacks, which was amazing...
Lots of changes this past year--but SOME things never change: Pele STILL loves a good cup of coffee! That's my BOY!
I'm considering dragging out the big roaster onto the porch and firing her up soon-- I think the smell of fresh coffee beans roasting combined with fresh spring air and earthen goodness will be quite lovely! Maybe I'll have to have a little spring coffee drum fest of some sort....hmmmm.....
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
It has been a while since I posted anything. A lot has happened,
in my life personally and in the world around us. And with the colder days upon us, I find myself thinking:
"maybe I should start the blog again..."
So here I am.
I am really not sure exactly what I want to blog about---that usually has the capacity to stop me.. But I have been getting more and more inclined to just put OUT THERE some of my ideas. For me. For my family and friends. I have been enjoying a little of what Facebook offers: more awareness of the happenings in the lives of others who are important to me. I think maybe this could be a means toward more of that: connection to others I care about.
So, in that spirit, I invite you to peruse some of the older posts, and leave some mark here of your visit- I would love to hear from you!
Peace and Love~
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here are some yummy Coffee Drink Recipes, sent to Lisabeeen from Chen of Chen's Gourmet Coffee Beans.....thanks Chen!
Coffee drink recipes are essential for anyone wishing to create tasty coffee drinks from the comfort of their own home without the expense of visiting a nearby coffee shop, while allowing you to add alcohol as desired. These recipes are extremely simple and often require ingredients that you already have within your kitchen. Feel free to experiment and alter the recipes in order to create a treat like no other.
Coffee Drink Recipes #1: Mocha Delight
Mochas are a very popular type of coffee, typically coming in chocolate or white chocolate flavors. The chocolate mocha is incredibly easy to make at home and only requires four ingredients: brewed coffee, cocoa powder (1 tablespoon), sugar (1 tablespoon), and milk (2 tablespoons). With these four ingredients you can create a tasty mocha that is sure to please your taste buds and make you the family favorite. Simply add the cocoa, sugar, and milk to your cup of coffee and you are ready to go! If the mixture is too sweet or contains too much chocolate flavor, simply alter it by reducing the cocoa powder and sugar.
Coffee Drink Recipes #2: Brulot (adult only)
For a unique citrus tasting coffee blend that is like no other, follow this relatively easy recipe. You will need the following ingredients: sugar (1 teaspoon), twist of orange peel, twist of lemon peel, brewed coffee (1 cup), cognac (
Coffee Drink Recipes #3: European Style
For European coffee you will need the following ingredients: coffee (1 cup), egg white, vanilla extract (1/4 teaspoon), and milk (2 tablespoons). Simply beat the egg whites thoroughly and then add in vanilla extract. Beat the egg again. Separate the mixture into two separate mugs and add coffee to each. Add the milk to each cup and sweeten as desired. Feel free to use Baileys instead of milk for an adult beverage like no other.
Coffee Drink Recipes #4: Swiss Style (adult only)
Making Swiss coffee is very simple, but requires a variety of different ingredients. You will need dark roast coffee (
Most of these coffee drink recipes are for adults only, but can be altered to be family-friendly if needed. For the right coffee drink it may require experimentation to get the flavor exactly as desired by the drinker. Be creative and add a dash of cinnamon, Amaretto, or some other tasty ingredient to make your coffee drink complete.
Recipes are courtesy of Chen from Gourmet Coffee Beans