FOOD 101: The Difference Between Coffee & Espresso

We keep these stackable espresso cups right next to our espresso machine. Photo courtesy Harold Imports | AMZ.   The flavors of espresso are very concentrated, intense and dark. Espresso is drunk black; sugar is permissible but milk is not. If you want milk in your coffee, choose another dark roast bean: Italian Roast and… Continue reading “FOOD 101: The Difference Between Coffee & Espresso”

TIP OF THE DAY & VIDEO: How To Make Good Espresso

  It’s National Espresso Day, so trade your regular cup of java* for an espresso. Some people are intimidated by an espresso machine. This video shows how easy it is to use one. Espresso can only be made in an espresso machine, which exerts a specific amount of pressure on the ground coffee beans. The… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY & VIDEO: How To Make Good Espresso”

GIFT: Tortilla Warmer For The Microwave

Looking for an inexpensive but useful gift for a fan of Mexican food? We’ve gotten a lot of use out of our microwavable tortilla warmer. It’s just $9.78 on Amazon.com. The tortilla warmer—an insulated pouch—holds up to 12 tortillas, and keeps them warm and moist for up to one hour. Simply place the tortillas in… Continue reading “GIFT: Tortilla Warmer For The Microwave”

TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Cures For Overeating

If you ate more than this for Thanksgiving, you may need this article. Photo courtesy WilliamsSonoma.com.   During the holiday season, articles with tips on how to avoid overeating abound, starting with Thanksgiving dinner. If only we could follow that sensible advice! If you and your family have self-control on Thanksgiving, well, we wish we… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Cures For Overeating”

GIFT: Scotchwood Pumpkin Caramels

These delicious gourmet pumpkin caramels hit a home run for the holidays. Available only through December from Scotchwood Candy Company, they are an irresistable confection and a fabulous foodie gift. The handmade caramels have real pumpkin flavor (not just pumpkin pie spices) and are topped with crushed pecans. They melt in your mouth. Even people… Continue reading “GIFT: Scotchwood Pumpkin Caramels”