I am person who enjoys her morning coffee, but it may not be for the reason that you think. I do not drink coffee for the caffeine. In fact, I drink decaf some of the time. I enjoy my morning coffee for the taste and as a way to welcome the day and take it… [read more]
With Fall comes the pumpkin craze, and although I think the pumpkin flavored food craze can go a little overboard this time of year, I cannot deny my love for the pumpkin spice flavor. Pumpkin spice coffee is must for me. Not the syrupy sweet lattes at Starbucks, but just a simple cup of flavored coffee in the morning. I prefer my cup of morning coffee with small bit of milk, but I do have to admit that the sweetened coffee can be pretty tasty sometimes, particularly as an ice cream flavor.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t any old holiday in New Orleans. It is another day for parades and celebration! Living in an area of the city called the Irish Channel, I am in the middle of the St. Patty’s Day action.
Vietnamese food is a relatively new experience for me. In all of my past towns of residence, Vietnamese food was not easy to find so I usually didn’t take the time to find it. I didn’t know what Pho was or how to pronounce it. There was a Vietnamese stand at the local fresh market in Columbus, but it intimated me – people slurping from their large bowls of broth – what was that?
I like to think that I am pretty creative in the kitchen, especially when it comes to ice cream. Flavors like Blueberry Mojito sorbet and Praline Bacon ice cream are not your typical scoops. But I don’t think that I would have ever thought to combine chamomile and chardonnay in a scoop until I read through Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home.