Beverages

Egg Nog Latte

November 9, 2009

Did I ever mention that I love espresso?  If you know me at all you will know that is a gross understatement.  Coffee (in some form or another) is an absolute necessity in my daily life.  And because of that, I have a lot of fun trying new coffee based beverages.  Ever since I saw […]

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There's Popcorn in my Tea!

September 18, 2009

The nights are starting to be a wee bit chilly now that we are heading full force into Autumn here in New England.  ‘Tis the time for oversized woolen sweaters, cinnamon sticks, and cuddling up with a good book warmed by the radiating heat of the wood stove.  I’ve even begun seeing a few pockets […]

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Limoncello Coolers

July 27, 2009

This drink was also featured on Giada’s show, just like the Nonna Luna’s Rice that I just made, and is as pretty to look at as it is to drink!  Well, sort of.  Giada used blueberries instead of raspberries.  But it is the height of raspberry season right now, and blueberries are still coming into their […]

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How to Make Perfect French Press Coffee

June 5, 2009

If I am not making a latte, I am often making beautifully aromatic coffee with my French press.  I love using a French press – no counter-space required, no fancy machinery, just some hot water.  The average one will run you $20-$30, that’s it.  And in my opinion, using a French press correctly will result in a […]

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Lemon Balm Tea

May 29, 2009

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is an herb that I purchased last week at the farmer’s market – it’s a member of the mint family, but when you crush the leaves it releases this fresh lemony scent it’s great. Lemon balm is a plant native to the Mediterranean region, and has been used in cultures dating back […]

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Masala Chai Tea Latte

March 27, 2009

Actually, the word chai is kinda redundant, since in Hindi, chai = tea.  However, in America, chai has become synonymous with a specific set of flavors mixed together in a somewhat sweet milk based tea.  And while I LOVE Starbuck’s tea lattes (especially the London Fog one, before which I never thought I’d ever like […]

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