Last fall I ready a blog post by Kathi Lipp, one of my favorite bloggers. In it she talked about the importance of hospitality in friendship. (See the original post here~ www.kathilipp.com) Many people equate hospitality with a good cup of coffee, accent on the good. At first I dismissed the notion, after all I am not a coffee drinker. I have had exactly 3 cups of coffee in my entire life, counting the Styrofoam cup that my sister Marti, cousin Melissa, and I shared at a doughnut shop one rainy Saturday when we were 8, 9, and 10 respectively). But the thought would not be dismissed so easily; my family loves coffee, my friends love coffee… My thoughts kept turning back to the idea. By now Christmas was approaching and I decided a home cafe would make a lovely family gift. [Read more…]
Fragrant spices soaked in real half & half or coconut milk bloom into exquisite fullness in your refrigerator or freezer; brown sugar contributes a caramel-y undertone. With this mix you are ready for a cup of coffeehouse-style Chai Tea anytime the craving for a cup of hot (or iced) comfort lures you.
This formula is the result of much tinkering in the kitchen. I work next door to a Mellelo’s coffee house and was smitten when [Read more…]