Saturday, January 24, 2009
SO it is cold here in Vermont......at least we haven't gotten too much new snow lately----but, I am still sick of the cold and actually, could deal a lot better if the SUN was out more! So, had to find a remedy....what to do? I know! Go on another CRUISE!!!!!!!!!!!! YESSsssssssss!!!!!!!!!!
I am heading to the Bahamas for a blast of warmth next weekend! WOO HOOO!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to try out my new camera on some sun and water....
Meanwhile...it's hot chocolate and lattes to keep the fire burning here! My newest "discovery" in the hot beverage realm: Dagoba Hot Chocolate with PEPPER in it! If it sounds weird ok..it totally ROCKS!!!!!
I now have in my basement cafe access to the BEST hot chocolate EVER!!!! This morning I made a mocha with it by adding a shot of decaf espressso.....oh YEAH baby! I even had to get some whipped cream to accentuate these beautiful cups of pure delightful warmth...sprinkled with some cocoa powder...unbeatable!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I am having a little "3 minutes of fame" moment on-line that I thought I would post about. Purple States is a cool site that has a variety of blogger points of views on issues including the state of the economy and how it is personally affecting people and their communities. There are "representatives" from every state in the US and guess who is the one from Vermont? Yep---Lisabeeen herself! So click on over and check it out----My video will be airing soon. Meanwhile you can see me telling about my OTHER hobby in the video montage they posted today! (Scroll down below to see it here).
I am the LAST one to speak! Woo HOO!!!!
Well, it is now snowing here in Vermont....again. It IS winter after all.
Hope you are all enjoying this historic day!
I may have to go make another special hot beverage.......
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This is the new addition to my coffee extraction "machinery". A beautiful vintage Caravel, from the 60's! She is on her way, and I am so looking forward to pulling some shots from her lovely little orange and chrome body... I am going to have to roast some beans just for for her!
So along with her comes some questions: where will she reside? What will I do for a tamper? Good excuse to order something nice up custom made...
Ah, this coffee "hobby" is never boring!