THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Green smoothies are popular among those seeking a healthy lifestyle. Touted as the ideal healthy snack and even a nutritious meal replacement, green smoothies are found on many café and street vendor menus. Their rise to fame is attributed to the increased popularity of the health and weight-loss shakes that have swept the nation. Consumers searching… Read More THE HISTORY OF THE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Coffee Creamers : Chocolate Almond Creamer and Caramel Pecan Creamer

Chocolate Almond Creamer Almond creamer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Make your own more much less and have leftover pulp to add to muffins and pancakes for a nutritional boost. 1 cup raw almonds 1 1/2 cups water 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons maple syrup Add the almonds and water in your blender. Cover… Read More Coffee Creamers : Chocolate Almond Creamer and Caramel Pecan Creamer

Coffee Creamers : Effortless Extra Rich Creamer and Vanilla Coconut Creamer

Effortless Extra Rich Creamer   This is perfect when you need some creamer right this very minute. As long as you have a can of coconut milk in your pantry, you can have this creamer.   can full fat coconut milk   tablespoons coconut sugar or to taste   Add the coconut milk and coconut… Read More Coffee Creamers : Effortless Extra Rich Creamer and Vanilla Coconut Creamer

How to order an Italian Coffee – What to eat with your coffee: Italian breakfast

If you’re  ordering coffee  in an Italian bar, it’s probably breakfast time or shortly after your meal so you can get un caffè  to  help  your  digestion.  If  it’s breakfast,  expect  a  mainly-sweet food offering, heavy on the carbohydrates. Cornetti (cornetto sing.) or brioche are Italian croissants which are usually less buttery and more bread-like than French… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – What to eat with your coffee: Italian breakfast

How to order an Italian Coffee – Ordering coffee in a bar in Italy

Un bar, a bar in Italy does not always imply where people go out clubbing and get drunk late at night (those are usually discoteche or discopubs). Bars can be all-encompassing:  they serve  breakfast in the morning, are open until lunchtime and serve food (panini, Italian sandwiches,  already  prepared  salads, and even pasta or meat courses),… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – Ordering coffee in a bar in Italy

How to order an Italian Coffee – Sweetening Your Coffee and Non-Coffee Drinks

There are a few standard additions to your coffee if you don’t want to drink it amaro – fig: “black,” lit: “bitter” :   Zucchero:  Plain  white,  refined  sugar, which  will  usually  come  in  its  own single-serving bag. Some people collect the bags as almost every bar will have their   logo   and/or   specially-designed bag. Pronunciation: ZOOC-ker-oh… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – Sweetening Your Coffee and Non-Coffee Drinks

How to order an Italian Coffee – Special Coffee Drinks

Not all bars will have these specialties available (and some not year-round) but if you find a bar that does them right, you’ve found a favorite for life!   Caffè  Affogato  –  literally,  drowned coffee. But what a way to go – coffee drowned by a scoop of ice cream. Pronunciation: ahf-foh-GAH-toh   Granita  di  Caffè… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – Special Coffee Drinks

How to order an Italian Coffee – Popular Variations on Caffè Espresso

These  drinks  are  further  variations  on the  coffee  itself.  Most of these  drinks can have  milk added  to  them but  the important  thing  about  ordering  these drinks is specifying how it is brewed – doubled, water added, chilled, reduced! Caffè Doppio  Two shots of espresso, served in a  larger  cup, tazza  grande. Pronunciation: DOHP-peeoh Caffè… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – Popular Variations on Caffè Espresso

How to order an Italian Coffee – Popular Italian Coffee Drinks

Caffè  –  In  Italy  the  word  “caffè” naturally implies an espresso. There is no need to specify “espresso” when ordering. It will be served in a porcelain demitasse  cup  “tazzina”  with its  own saucer    and    little    stirring    spoon. Pronunciation: cahf-FEH   Caffè Macchiato – this espresso is served in a demitasse cup and has a dash… Read More How to order an Italian Coffee – Popular Italian Coffee Drinks