Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

It's fallllllllll. With a million "L's" - my favorite time of year!

It goes without saying that this is the time of year for pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread.... well, pumpkin anything. But just to set the record straight, I am not a big fan of the ubiquitous "pumpkin spice" lattes and coffees that some people anxiously wait all year for - they don't taste like pumpkin (but then, why should they, they don't actually have pumpkin in them) and they leave a fake, odd aftertaste in my mouth.

Call me a purist, but I like my pumpkin goodies to actually taste like... pumpkin.

So yesterday afternoon, when I was enjoying an unusually warm 70 degree October day and was wishing for something (anything, really) pumpkin-y and delicious, I decided I would make pumpkin ice cream.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Perfect Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Have you seen that list going around with all the problems only coffee addicts could understand? Well, I understand all of them.

I am a coffee nerd. I enjoy using an electric food scale, coffee grinder, and timer just to make a single cup of pour over coffee (the ritual of it is half the experience!), and regularly ogle all of the beautiful French press pots you can buy online.

And now, with the warm weather approaching (finally!), I am ready for iced coffee. All the time. But, I am not down with watery, weak iced coffee made by just pouring hot brewed coffee over ice, or shelling out $2-4 at my nearest Dunkin/Starbucks/etc everyday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Triple Chocolate Mocha Scones with Espresso Glaze

Spring has finally arrived here in New England, and with the change of seasons comes cool (but not COLD), rainy mornings that are just meant for a hot cup of coffee and something just a little bit sweet to nibble on.

This morning, I was rummaging around through my cupboards, looking through half empty bags of pantry staples purchased from the bulk at my local co-op and found a chunk of callebut white chocolate and a generous handful of fair-trade semi-sweet chocolate chips. With coffee on my mind, I decided to make mocha scones.