The three kings made it to the manger at my friends’ home. The Christmas/Epiphany spirit was still in full celebration this morning. What a lovely spread. I had coffee and cookies with milk poured from a cute cow pitcher. We caught up on our latest family adventures and remarked how quickly the grandchildren are growing.
It’s always good to enter a place where you are loved. Take time to connect with positive and kind friends.
Looks like I’m having coffee all by myself and now realize I should have made sure another cup was in view. This pic doesn’t tell the whole story.
Last Friday I was invited to Grandparents’ Day at Michael’s school. I had such a wonderful time seeing his classrooms and meeting his teachers- but before that –
Coffee and doughnuts were served.
I had to look twice at the bottom left doughnut and yes, I pulled out my phone to document what I saw. The man behind me was laughing. I said, “I’m a blogger. I’ve never seen one before.”
Yes, it’s a Bacon Maple Doughnut! I didn’t sample it, just photographed it.
A few examples of an inexplicable phenomenon at this time of year. Not limited to lattes.
This post inspired by fellow blogger and excellent cook in Australia – Gary
“Share your happy place” asked Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.
A place you want to return to again and again. A favorite place.
Sunrise at a beach, the ocean waves rhythmic sound, and the added bonus – knitting and coffee.
An infinity scarf. No beginning. No end. Have you knit one?
Found in Pittsburgh’s Strip District on top of a recycle can, as I parked Friday morning.
Headed for La Prima Espresso for a delicious start to the day.
I didn’t touch it to determine if it was hand knit or determine fiber content but I felt sad when I saw it. The snow flakes caught on the stitches.
Usually you find a lone glove.
neighborhood Ice cream. That’s what the translation is! Celebrating a year in business.
The neighborhood of Schoenberg in Berlin Germany. All the other ic shops are shuttered for winter break.
Worth a trip to Berlin.
You might have seen my recent post about the unique and delicious Lebkuchen IceCream.
Meet Herr Gunnar Bruckner. Owner and creator of all the wonderfully flavorful ice cream. I asked if he would be in my People at Work Series and he graciously agreed. After twenty five years in United Nations and International Affairs Work, he has found his home. And close to home. Right in the neighborhood.
He showed me how he mixes the ice cream and has several freezers with different temperatures.
Using the finest ingredients from trusted sources is key to success. Saffron threads. German Mustard Seed Pickles, and Vanilla beans which he scrapes out the interior. He’s made cilantro ice cream and I had the fresh plum. There was grapefruit and elderberry and mango, too. I asked if there were any flavors which didn’t work out and he told me about a goat cheese one with way too much goat cheese- a tiny dollop okay for a small canapé but not acceptable to sell as ice cream. An expensive experiment but people enjoy the German mustard seeds/ pickles ice cream.
Did I mention he can make a fancy coffee or espresso for you, too?
Scooping out small scoops so the chocolate shake I ordered for my DIL will mix perfectly.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post featuring Dagmar Bruckner, glass bead Artist with a shop and gallery just around the corner.
She created this glass pin for her husband’s lapel. A good conversation starter.