More Food Gift Ideas – Mixes

We’ve talked about soup mixes, muffin mixes and spice blends. But for the winter, you might want to try something to make hot drinks.

Keep Your Wine In Good Shape

Now that you know a few things about wine and you’re starting to taste different wines, it’s time to think about keeping your wine in the best possible quality.

Coffee Talk Part 6: Other Brewing Methods

There’s boiling, gravity filtration and pressurized. And then there’s another classic brewing method.

Coffee Talk – Part 5: More Brewing

My first exposure to coffee besides the always-on percolator in my family’s kitchen was the amazing coffee my father produced when we were on camping trips.

Coffee Talk Part 4: Brewing

The ground coffee can be prepared in two ways: brewing and espressing.

Coffee Talk 3: Roasting

The most delicate part of processing is the roasting. This is more of an art than a science and requires a skilled human operator who gauges the smell and color of the roasted beans.

Coffee Talk 2

Personally, I think a couple cups in the morning won’t do much if any harm. But if you put away pots of the stuff there could be a problem of over-stimulation which would affect mood, concentration and sleep.

Coffee Talk

Coffee originated in Northeastern Africa around Ethiopia. It spread into the Arab world and then around the Mediterranean and into Europe. It is now grown in over 70 countries around the world.

What’s the difference between wines?

Wine is the oldest intoxicating drink known to humankind. It is made from various juices all around the world.

What Wine Goes With That?

You’ve probably heard that there are rules about selecting wines. But I say throw those all out the window. The best wine is the wine you like.