K-cup flavor…. Yummy

I just bought a box of kcups: Gloria Jean’s Brown Sugar Cake coffee.

It is yummy with Just a dab of plain almond milk. (I don’t use sweetener)

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Food lion k-cups

Nice!!!!

Yesterday, I went to a food lion grocery store. With my MVP discount card the good lion brand k-cup coffee “taste of inspiration” was $4.99 instead of the usual $6.99 so I bought their house blend k-cups.

I had a cup yesterday and today and I can honestly say I like this coffee and to me it is better than Keurig’s green mountain unflavored coffee.

They also had French toast, breakfast blend, French vanilla, decaf and…..(I can’t remember).
There was a variety pack for approx $19

http://www.foodlion.com/OurBrands/Premium

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Um dishwasher cooking… Um okay…

Seems like a interesting concept…
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/08/25/214799882/dishwasher-cooking-make-your-dinner-while-cleaning-the-plates

Lasagna :
Epic meal time cooking in the dishwasher
(Bad language and crude joke warnings)
http://youtu.be/08S9AmtH19o


In Italian

Roasted veal in mackerel sauce
http://youtu.be/qmg9kjIksvc

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Brooklyn Roastery k-cups

So the other day I looked in my half full k-cup coffee drawer. I estimate I still had about 40-50 various brands and flavors but decided I just needed more options. Now, I usually order from keurig.com or just pick up a box at the grocery but I decided to browse Amazon.com and much to my surprise I came across brands I’d never seen before. I read the reviews to Brooklyn Roastery and many were positive so I choose the 40 k-cup variety pack. With prime shipping it arrive in 2 days. (A typical keurig.com order takes a week to arrive after being shipped even though I only live 3 hours from their Atlanta starting point)
The foil covers on the Brooklyn K-cups seem a bit haphazardly put on but only one k-cup was actually leaking grounds.
Today, I tried 2 of the flavors today. 1st the Fuggedabouit and then later the Breakfast decaf. Both had a nice non-acidic taste. Neither was over powering or too strong. (I don’t like Starbucks, newmons, or caribou because they are too strong for my tummy)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008I1XPKA

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-tried the French vanilla one- yummy
– tried the maple- yummy

My vote is that this is tasty coffee

Growing green coffee beans…

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Ok, remember I bought green coffee beans to attempt roasting my own? Well while I was researching that I also looked up how to grow a coffee plant.
Supposedly, the fresher the green coffee bean aka the seed the more likely it will be to germinate and grow. The best bet is to get a few coffee cherries (coffee seeds are covered in skin and pulp) de-pulp them and plant them. Well I don’t have those so I experimented with the next best thing…
Plain dried green coffee beans aka seeds….
I read that you should soak them in water for about 24 hrs…. I may have left them for 36 hrs.
Anything that floats is a dud… Toss’em
After 24 hrs you should notice germination occurring.

4 germinated for me out of about 25… Several of those floated as well…
http://www.ehow.com/how_5412239_germinate-green-coffee-beans.html

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Ok results from roasting my own coffee

The coffee is a bit weak on intake but has a nice “after breath”…. (You know when you smell and taste the coffee after you’ve swallowed)….
I knew it would be weak…. Well because I only lightly roasted it and I used my keurig to heat and dispense the water through a “use your own coffee k-cup”

Next time I’ll either run it through on small cup or use my French pres….
Either way I like it!

On a plus side it didn’t leave me running to the bathroom …..

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