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In Search of the Perfect Cup of Coffee

January 27, 2012

By Colleen Watson Perhaps each of us has our own unique culinary quest. My sister developed her sauerbraten recipe over the years until it evolved into a legend among family members, to be discussed only in hushed tones of utter reverence. Likewise, my husband labored for a while to produce the ultimate pancake. I...
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Real Coffee

January 27, 2012

By D. Sophie Washington My grandfather was a true believer of starting with the bean, from the bush to the pot, to achieve what he considered to be the best and freshest coffee. I was always the curious one and wanted to learn how to do everything grandpa did, from milking the cow to...
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Chocolate History Timeline

January 26, 2012

1527 Conquistadors bring chocolate home to Spain. 1580 Beverages made with cocoa become popular in Spain. 1615 Italians are introduced to drinking chocolate, thanks to chocolate paste brought from the Spanish New World. 1657 London’s first chocolate shop opens for business. Until now, only the noble class has been able to experience chocolate drinks....
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Chocolate Trivia and Fun Facts

January 26, 2012

Chocolate syrup was used to represent blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “Psycho” a scene which took 7 days to shoot. Once upon a time, money did grow on trees. Cocoa beans were used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations over 1400 years ago. When they...
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Coffee Trivia and Fun Facts

January 26, 2012

If you like your espresso coffee sweet, you should use granulated sugar, which dissolves more quickly, rather than sugar cubes; white sugar rather than brown sugar or candy; and real sugar rather than sweeteners which alter the taste of the coffee. “Cowboy coffee”? It was said they made their coffee by putting ground coffee...
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