Posts Tagged "coffee"

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Aksarben Village Farmers Market

Aksarben Village Farmers Market

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Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone had a great holiday! This morning I made my way over to the Aksarben Village Farmers Market over by the new Wohlner’s neighborhood grocery on 60th and Center. Despite the fact that it was pouring, the market was rather crowded! Among an assortment of free samples, I came home with some zucchini (both round and oblong in shape), carrots, eggs, lettuce,...

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Buying Bulk Foods

Buying Bulk Foods

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As you all know, I am obsessed with the bulk bins at any grocery store. Buying in bulk reduced unnecessary packaging, ensures that you pay for what you get, saves resources, and gives you the choice of buying as little or as much as you want! Here is a quick peak of the items in my pantry that I buy in bulk:   Oatmeal, Granola (this is my new local Milk & Honey Granola), and Rice...

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New Coffee!

New Coffee!

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Thanks for the coffee Emily! Check out my new Pass the Goodness Blend from Caribou Coffee ground perfectly for my French press! This medium roast is a bold and spicy blend with hints of vanilla sweetness. Every pound purchased even donates one pound of coffee to a food shelf! The coffee is absolutely delicious and made making coffee in my French press a breeze since it was already pre-ground!...

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How to Use a French Press

How to Use a French Press

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This morning I decided to make coffee in my new French Press that I got for Christmas! So how exactly do you use a French Press coffee maker? Well this is exactly what I learned this morning: 1. Coarsely grind up some coffee beans. If the beans are ground too finely, they may clog the filter. I used some coffee from my new bag of Intelligentsia coffee directly traded from Colombia. It’s...

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Food Gift Ideas

Food Gift Ideas

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Instead of the usual sausage and cheese gift basket or popcorn canister, send the foodie in your life something different this year! Try one of these fun and unique gift ideas this holiday season: 1. Edible Arrangements – Try one of these not-so-typical fruit baskets. Edible Arrangements offers a variety of fresh cut fruit arranged as flower bouquets. You can even choose from a variety of...

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Organic Caribou Coffee

Organic Caribou Coffee

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Check out what a friend gave me the other day! Some Organic Medium Roast Essential Blend from Caribou Coffee! Considering how much I love coffee you would be shocked to find out that I had never had Caribou Coffee until now. But this stuff is amazing! Thanks Emily!...

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Morning Oats

Morning Oats

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With the Chicago weather getting chillier by the day, it was the perfect excuse for warm oats! I popped 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of milk in the microwave and voila! I topped the oats with half of a banana and about 2 tablespoons of one of my favorites I.M. Healthy soynut butter. For coffee this morning I brewed up some Starbucks Gazebo blend, which is actually meant more for summer ice...

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The Importance of Antioxidants

The Importance of Antioxidants

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Today we are always hearing talk about antioxidants and how we should eat this or drink that becaues it is full of antioxidants that can save us. But what exactly is an antioxidant? Don’t think you can’t know what an antioxidant is just because you hate science. Eat Chic will fill you in with this quick and dirty explanation. When oxygen reacts with certain compounds it produces free...