Monday, March 31, 2008
APRIL FOOL'S DAY!
It isn't April QUITE yet! But, no worries; it will be here tomorrow!
Hope you are all planning some really good April Fool's Day jokes...
So, I am waiting (not very patiently, I must admit!) for all of you who promised pics to email them to me so that we can get some of your cute Coffee Critters featured here! I know everyone will really enjoy them , so click away! What better time than spring, too!
So, meanwhile, here are MY little cuties.
Happy APRIL everyone!
Friday, March 28, 2008
I admit it---i still have Peeps leftover. Now I am down tho the yellow ones. This was my last Cocoa Peep. The yellow ones will get stale before we eat them. Unless the hot chocolate beckons them in first!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Don't worry, I am not mashing up some Peeps or anything. Just a few "tidbits" for today. First, today is the last day to vote for your fave IDOL! GO here to do that.
Second, I am awaiting pics from a few people of their Critters so I will hold off on the next Round until I receive them. Should be soon tho, and very cute stuff!
Third, did you finish your taxes yet? GOTCHA! Just kidding. Sort of. I have been slower this year than ususal, not sure why.
Well, I am going to celebrate all this and more right now by going down and making myself a nice moka latte! Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sushi is a real latte lovin' little Critter- I think you can tell!
She also wants you all to know that you can vote for her Mommy, Nicki, at iberkshire.com today and tomorrow but that is IT---voting ends and the Finals are Saturday.
Mostly she is full of love and wants everyone to feel it!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I just think he is cute.
And he is here for a cause: he is asking for all of you who are out there to email lisabeeen a pic of your pet with coffee so you can join the Coffee Critter Round-Up!
Look at those eyes...he REALLY wants to see more Critter Pics!
How can you resist?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
These are by far the best tasting Peeps EVER! IMHO...
I even coated original Peeps with Giardelli cocoa powder...not bad. But not as good as the cocoa peeps. I have to admit, tho, I am partial to the Bunny shape. That may be influencing my opinion. ;D
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The Berkshires are hosting their version of American Idol, and the finals are next Saturday. Just like the "real" Idol, you can vote for your faves. Check it out HERE.
Of course, I am biased...Nicki Skipper ROCKS! Can't wait to see her final performance, and those of the other participants. This is a wonderful community event, and it's all for a good cause. SO: pop on over and vote now, and hope to see you out next Saturday!
The Peeps have arrived and the Pups are excited!
Perhaps the Peep Pups should head off against Lucy? Maybe...
Friday, March 21, 2008
Canned Coffee is really popular in other countries. In the U.S. it is becoming more so, but it is drinken cold, whereas in other countries it is actually drinken hot.
Check out the really cool pics on this site
(That is where the above image came from.)
I would love to hear from people from other countries about YOUR coffee customs!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Easter is on its way---very early this year! I hope the weather turns warmer with it!
Meanwhile, the cold is a great excuse for an extra latte (or 2!)
Check out the cool video I found on You Tube (you can click the Title above to get to it). There are really good ones there! Look around...if you weren't in the mood for a latte, you WILL be after watching them!
Be sure to check out World Barista Champion Scottie Callaghan's work...WOW! The frogs above are apparently his wife's handiwork. Nice!
Time for me to head down and pull a shot now... ;D
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
This pen is hand made from real coffee grinds! The man who made it, Dennis, describes the process he used:
"I was playing around with different materials to form into pens, and
I thought it might be interesting to see if I could form coffee into
a solid which I could then turn on the lathe. Here I have blended
Ethiopian Sidamo with epoxy into a sticky mess, and pressed it into a
mold. After letting it cure for 24 hours (slow set epoxy) I cut it
into blanks, and turned the pen barrel on a lathe. You can see that
the coffee particles sticking to each other, and the fact that my
grinder gets a bit uneven at courser settings, creates a more random
pattern then if they were evenly dispersed. Also some flakes of chaff
adds more color variation. Although I was only planning on making one
of these, I may decide to sell them if there is enough interest."
What a wonderful pen! And a terrific, unique and one-of-a-kind, gift for the coffee lover in your life. If you are interested in purchasing a pen from Dennis, email Lisabeeen and she will happilly forward your email to Dennis.
Thanks Dennis, for sharing your cool coffee pen with us!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
You heard it right:
Any Coffee Critter who gets in the ring with Lucy the Pig and wins will win a FREE pound of coffee, fresh roasted by Lisabeeen!
So come on all you pet lovers, email me a pic of YOUR Critter doing something fun with coffee. It's that easy!
Monday, March 17, 2008
It is majorly windy here in Bennington this morning. The NOISY kind of wind, not the kite flying kind! A good excuse for a nice hot latte. But then again, what ISN'T a good excuse for that?
If you don't have an espresso machine you can still enjoy a nice coffee drink. Check out my Foodbuzz site for all kinds of coffee recipes. There's also some links to cool food recipes that include coffee.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Yes folks, Lucy has done it again. She remains undefeated!
Now she awaits a new fearless contender.
If you think YOUR Critter has what it takes, simply take a pic of them doing something with coffee and email it to me.
Any Critter who can beat Lucy will win a FREE pound of Fresh Roasted Coffee!
The heat is ON!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Yep. Coffee is a great colon cleanser! You can read more about it HERE.
This company even markets their own special blend specifically for enemas.
So if you are looking for a little different way to put your coffee to some good use, here is one option for you!
Happy Spring Cleaning!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Is it a latte? well, it certainly has a lot of whipped cream on top! And Lucy LOVES that! What a little Piggie!
I am inspired~ Time for me to go make a latte of my own!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thanks to Shirley Two Feathers for awarding Lisabeeen the Yummy Blog Award! Her cool site is called My WOrk at Home Job. You can check it out here:
Also, Round Three has Begun! Be sure to watch and vote as Gizmo takes on the Undefeated Contender, Lucy!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
That really IS some pig! Wait, that's not Lucy!
But Lucy IS the winner of Round Two of Head-to-Head Critters! Congratulations to Lucy and her family. So far she remains undefeated.
Now, I need to hear from YOU about who should get in the ring with Lucy next! Leave a comment here with your choice for Round Three. I will post it over the weekend and voting will begin again.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
This little pooch isn't coming out for coffee this morning! It's been raining so much...she stays WAY in! Made a swirly weird latte to go with the day...
By the way, that IS Patience in there-one of our mini dachsunds.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Personally, I drink decaf. Only because it is uncomfortable feeling my heart skipping beats... It was the need for decaf that started me on my coffee roasting journey. I was determined to find good decaf (without the chemicals)and I did. But in the process I found better coffee than I had ever imagined! You too can experience a terrific cup of coffee. You can learn to roast your own beans very easily. It is a fun and addicting hobby, for sure! If you are curious about how good the beans are, you can order some from me to check them out. Just shoot me an email and I can roast them and send them. Easy.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
To make matters worse, it is dreary and rainy here in Bennington. Flood watch for later too.
Yep. It's a 3 coffee day!
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Aaah, Sunday coffee time. I had a creamy, silky smooth latte made with the last of some Mexican Naturally Decaffeinated beans that I roasted last Sunday. SO good! Looks kinda nice too... Then I wanted more, so I whipped up some crema in the Moka Pot (stovetop espresso maker). YUM! A great start to a relaxing day!
Tomorrow I will announce the winner of Round One and enter that Critter against a new Critter! Lucy is currently enjoying a healthy lead. Cast your vote and have a terrific Sunday!
Saturday, March 01, 2008
If you have a Coffee Critter Contender, send me a pic and I will let'em go at it!