Tag Archives: coffee

{Cold Brewed Iced Coffee} Easy and Delicious

I first learned about cold brewed coffee a while back when I read Cory Doctorow’s young adult novel, Homeland, where the main character brings a stash of cold brew coffee to Burning Man, to use as barter currency on the playa. It’s popping up everywhere now, for sale in plastic jugs by the quart, or […]

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{kitchen crafts} Mug Rug!

One of my many resolutions in this New Year is to RELAX a little bit. I am sure that many of you share similar resolutions. What better to help us relax, than crafting a pretty little placemat for our coffee/tea mug to rest on. In the crafty world this is called a “mug rug”. CRAFT PROJECT: MUG […]

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toasted nuts for the biscotti

{edible gift} Biscotti, Cookies for Adults

I am not a real fan of cookies. I mean sometimes I will eat one but I am usually disappointed and think they are not worth the calories.  So when people bring Christmas cookies to my house, I let my husband, sons and granddaughter polish them off without regret.  There is one kind of Christmas […]

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coffee roasting in popper

{reflections of a daughter} DIY Coffee Roasting

There is really nothing like the smell of freshly roasted coffee. Unless of course you were like me when I was introduced to coffee roasting, seven and a half months pregnant. It was Christmas of 2004, I was in my third trimester of pregnancy, and my mother decided that for my dad’s Christmas gift that […]

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{WNIMKW} everything is new in my LA kitchen

What’s new in my kitchen….? This certainly posed an interesting question to me this week when I started thinking about this post. Being away from home, everything in my kitchen this month is new, at least to me! There were several items I considered sharing. This awesomely huge Sub-Zero fridge… (the baby is in the […]

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{WNIMKW} Tea, Tea, Everywhere is Tea!

Editor’s Note: What’s New in My Kitchen Wednesdays, is a weekly series where we weave a personal story with a review of a beloved or new “item” in our kitchen, in our glass or on our plate. -Christina {tins-o-tea and mark bittman cookbooks….perfect together} Tea is not really new to my kitchen, but more of […]

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{edible gifts} breakfast in a basket

I like to “theme” my edible gift presentation. “Lunch in Paris”…”Cooking 101″… “Cookie Carnival”… This year {and last} is breakfast in a basket…or more appropriately “breakfast in a reusable shopping bag”. If I’m not shipping the gift, I try to always give my gifts in a stylish non-logo-ed reusable shopping bags. I can usually grab […]

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