Cuppow Season!

The temperatures are reaching up into the 90s in my neck of the woods which means it’s time to switch to iced coffee to get my mornings started right. Which also means it’s time to break out the Cuppow. I make many of my decisions with an eye toward sustainability and conservation and this little drink helper is no different.   

Now, you can ignore the fact that it looks like a sippy cup of you want to. I embrace it. This is my sippy cup of iced coffee.

 

The Cuppow is actually just that teal plastic insert on top. The rest is a wide-mouth, tall Ball jar and accompanying ring. I purchased metal straws to go in this one for iced drinks, but I also have  a clear one that is just a standard sippy Cuppow variety.

So every morning this summer, I will be having a cold-brewed, caffeinated beverage out of this quirky and charming cup setup (which has admittedly made appearances on some WordCamp videos).

Bring on the heat!

Dutch Baby

I made a dutch baby, sight unseen, and I’m beginning to wonder if it deserves a little more research of the eating variety.  

Dutch Baby 

I made this 10″ beauty for a couple of friends a few weeks ago and you can see that it is super solid. It was more like a cake than anything else. I have heard that it’s a little like a souffle and a little like a pancake. It should puff up nicely at first and then collapse on itself in a pancakey-textured way.
Mine was about two inches thick and remained that way until we ate it. It was tasty – eggy and slightly sweet – but I’m sure I did something wrong along the way.

Local Pig Charcuterie

Local Pig: Meats and Cheeses!

For all the Kansas City residents and visitors – if you haven’t checked out Local Pig in Westport (formerly Bridger’s Bottles), then do it soon.

This is a shot of their gorgeous charcuterie plate with housemade meats and local cheeses. 

Eating with Chopsticks

I made Chicken Fried Rice last night which I ate with chopsticks. There’s something really nice about eating with chopsticks sometimes. I don’t own my own though perhaps I should consider it. At the moment I just hoard spare sets from the restaurants I frequent and surely they would like to use them for their own customers and their own foods. I don’t know why I enjoy using chopsticks.

I assume it has something to do with the full experience.

Like my mini espresso spoons. Regular spoons work just as well, but I bought a set of mini spoons for the full experience. Ditto to the mini-whipper (I already owned a mini-whisk, but the whipper works best for making slow gin fizzes or something – I honestly don’t know). The sake set I owned for a small period even though I don’t really enjoy sake.

Who knows.

All I know is that I sat around eating my fried rice with chopsticks and feeling smug because I can both make fried rice and eat it with chopsticks.