Archive | February, 2012

Show Your Love

Want to take your caffeine love to the next level? Let the world know how much you adore it? Well now you can. Smiling Silver Smith has a line of jewelry for all you coffee lovers. Wrap a steaming mug around your finger, or wear your heart on your hand. You can wear bracelets made […]

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Health Benefits of Tea

February 23, 2012|By Elaine Pelc, Special to The Baltimore Sun Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun’s health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on teas. There are many health claims surrounding tea. Some […]

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Man Fends Off Home Invasion with Coffee Cup!

Here is an interesting story to say the least… WASHINGTON, Pa. — Police in one southwestern Pennsylvania township don’t know who tried to break into a man’s home early Saturday — but they say the suspect should have one identifying mark for the next few days: a gash in his forehead, courtesy of being smashed […]

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King Cakes in demand for Mardi Gras on Tuesday

Mardi Gras will be celebrated this coming Tuesday by many folks from the Louisiana area who partake in the traditions including a delicious one of eating a King Cake. One local bakery, , began taking order last week for their colorful King Cakes. The cakes made with cinnamon roll type dough is covered with purple, […]

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Chai-fecta: A Tea Story

We were lucky enough to have Fadra from All.Things.Fadra review our Precious Divinity Chai and Azteca D’Oro Mexican Spiced Ground Chocolate lines.  Check out her blog at http://allthingsfadra.com for other great reviews and posts. Here is her review: Our morning beverage station. He likes the coffee. I like the tea. I am a tea lover. And as […]

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Now that I told you about the hot chocolate sale, it got you thinking about it, didn’t it? I have that problem too. Tell me there’s chocolate in the vicinity and I’m done for…unless I can have some. I’m not a chocolate snob either. Cake, cookies, ice cream…straight from the package. I’ll take it all. […]

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MOCAFE chocolate on sale on Amazon!

When I think February, I think groundhog, leap years and love. And also…chocolate. With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle of the month, it’s a great excuse to indulge your chocolate craving all month long. You know I’m heading to the store later to pick up some marked down Valentine’s Day candy! As promised, MOCAFE […]

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Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

The cool thing about chai is that with the variety of spices that make it up, you can mix and match to find something that works perfectly for you. I don’t make mine from scratch, leaving my cups to the professionals instead, but it’s nice to know that I could make my own if I […]

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The History Of Chai

I don’t usually stop to think where my drinks come from, but the other day I was drinking a chai and my mother-in-law asked me what, exactly, is chai? I told her it was a tea, but that’s about as far as I could get. But now I was curious. What is chai? Where does […]

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Where everybody knows your name

One nice thing about living in a smallish town, is that the people who work at the places you frequent become “friends”. Sure, they’re not coming over for dinner, but they’ve already started making your order before you’ve fully walked through the door. They ask you about your son, your dog, your house remodel. They […]

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