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Coffee Hacks for Home

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I’m a coffee snob and I am not ashamed. I love a smooth shot of espresso, full bodied with a thick layer of crema on top. Dark roasts, light roasts, medium roasts, and city roasts all have a place in my heart. Lattes are nice. Cappuccinos are lovely. And breves? Divine.

My love for the bean runs deep; taking root long before I worked as a barista. Even after working with expensive equipment, some of my favorite coffees are the simple drinks that can be made at home. The following coffee hacks require equipment you likely already have: a drip-style coffee maker, a blender, and a citrus zester, or grater. Read more…

making vegetable stock at lostuponatime.com

Cheap and Easy Homemade Vegetable Broth

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Hello, Friends!

It’s soup season!

Around here, anyway. When the wind howls, the snow flies, and it feels too darn cold to even go out to the mail box, there’s often a pot of soup on our stove. Made well, it’s comfort for the soul; and nourishment for the body.

If you’re like me, you want to keep tasty, healing meals on the table for your family. But, you only have so much time and not a lot of energy. You try to balance healing foods, a teeny grocery budget, and convenience. Sure, homemade is great. It’s usually the best way to go, in terms of health and frugality. But who’s got the time? Does anyone really want one more thing to think about?

This one’s easy, friend. I promise.

 

Homemade Vegetable Broth at lostuponatime.com Read more…

Making Hibiscus Tea lostuponatime.com

Hibiscus Tea: Making Jamaica with Piloncillo

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Oh. My. Gosh. Did you see the sunshine yesterday! I was out there with my flabby, pale self, just putzing around the yard looking for any reason to be under that gorgeous sky. It felt so good. Today is looking about the same. We just might have to grill tonight…

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