Archive | January, 2012

Coffee Coma

Pinterest is quickly becoming the new site everyone is gravitating towards (or maybe it’s just me), but I’m glad to be a slave to poring over the many ideas for food, fashion, and home, among a trillion other inspirational bits pinned there. I recently checked out all things caffeinated, and here are some of my […]

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Honey- Chai Cake

I’m always looking for a new recipe to mix some chai into. Today I stumbled across one for chai-spiced honey bundt cakes that sounded really tasty. Adapted from this recipe: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups hot water […]

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Chai Reminder!

We woke up to our first official snow of the season today. Not a ton, but enough to make remind us that despite the unusually warm weather we’ve had up until now, it is in fact winter. I have errands to run, but reports of accidents on icy roads are keeping us in for a […]

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Travels to Argentina

We are off again! One thing is certain, people love caramel in Argentina.  Check out these pics:

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Coffee is my drug…

I know that I really shouldn’t say that coffee is like my crack, my drug, but it is. I know it’s not everyone’s crack, especially not my kids’ crack because that would be (and sounds really) bad.  Besides, raisins are Arthur’s crack and Diego cartoons are Ian’s. But back to coffee and crack. Take this […]

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MOCAFE Chai Tea Review – TheReviewStew.com

If you aren’t a tea lover, MOCAFE and I are here today to make you one (they made my husband one!!). Headquartered in Irvine, California, Innovative Beverage Concepts, Inc., creators of MOCAFE™, and MOCAFE ORGANICS™, has been a leader in developing over 100 high quality, award winning, innovative café beverages that are used by professional baristas […]

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Upcycling Coffee Filters

I don’t know about you, but we upgraded our coffee pot to one of those fancy K-Cup machines a few years ago. It worked out well since my husband usually drinks one cup and didn’t need a whole pot’s worth. We got it as a wedding gift back in 2008…and I still have a box […]

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Coffee Musings

On getting ready to grind fresh beans Arthur declares: Uppy, uppy, uppy (Arthur-speak for pick me up) and his tiny index finger starts pressing the grind button. On filling my to-go cup Ian asks: Mommy, why are you bringing your coffee with you outside to play? It’s part of my playtime. Later on in the […]

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Gingerbread lattes ANY time of the year

Ever have one of those, “Why didn’t I  think of that?” moments? Here’s one for you: If you like your coffee iced (or even just a little less-than scalding), make yourself some coffee ice cubes! Simply brew a pot of your favorite drink, pour into ice cube trays and plop a few into your morning […]

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World’s first gourmet food auction: Prized collections, with a limited shelf life

Today’s viewers have become accustomed to looking at food in the same way they look at art thanks to 20th-century artists – Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup cans and Damien Hirst’s preserved ferocious animals are two examples among many. By Or Ezrati Paris – The concept of a collection, be it a collection of paintings or of […]

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