The debate over whether candy corn is the best or worst of the Halloween treats has been raging for decades. Whether pro or con, one must admit that nothing evokes the Halloween spirit quite like that yellow, orange, and white candy. Here I have deconstructed those flavors and incorporated them into a sweet coffee treat.
Latte art is both impressive and beautiful. With a little ingenuity, patience, and some common household items you can create beautiful, impressive, and original designs right from your own kitchen. This simple method is an easy way to add some panache to your home brewed latte. What's more, you can tailor your latte art for personal taste or holiday themes and involve the whole family in stencil design and creation.
There is nothing worse than cup rings on a beautifully polished table. Am I right? Here is a fun and easy method to either create new coasters, or upcycle an existing set. Not only is the finished product useful, it smells amazing and will have any houseguests asking, where did you get that? What you... Continue Reading →
I find the paper bags that artisan coffees are packaged in quite charming. I spend most summer and autumn nights in my garden and I love to decorate with found or upcycled items. With that in mind, I decided to transform some of my Queen Bean Coffee Company bags into paper lanterns. Whether hung from... Continue Reading →
Not long ago I heard about a dinner-party game where the end result was some delicious homemade ice cream. The rules resembled a culinary version of the childhood game "Just Keep it Up". The ingredients for homemade ice cream were sealed in a small ziplock bag which was then placed inside a larger bag filled... Continue Reading →
Jazz up your coffee gifting with these wonderful edible spoons. They make great party favors or wonderful additions to most dessert plates! This is one of the easiest ways to add panache to your after-dinner coffee, plus, you can involve the entire family and make it a fun crafty activity. Below I present some of my favorite ways to create chocolate and candy-covered spoons. Enjoy!
Tasty, delicious, and garden unfriendly, oyster mushrooms thrive in a cozy bed of coffee grounds. In addition to making a tasty gift, mushrooms are also a great source of selenium, a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system and prevent cell and tissue damage. Mushrooms grow best in porous, sterile, slightly moist soil known... Continue Reading →
Nothing warms up the holiday season quite like a blazing fire. One environmentally conscious way to bring warmth to your home is by creating logs using upcycled coffee grounds. These coffee logs have been shown to burn hotter and longer than traditional wooden logs, do not require any felling of trees, and emit fewer greenhouse... Continue Reading →
Soaps for her, fire logs for him, and candles for everyone! These do-it-yourself (DIY) upcycled coffee gifts are a great way to indulge your crafty side while repurposing used coffee grounds and making memorable gifts for friends and family. Coffee, the gift that keeps on giving. For the body Coffee is packed with antioxidants. When... Continue Reading →
Here is a DIY project that provides an easy and clean way to get your fire blazing. It incorporates used coffee grounds, is simple to make, and takes around 15 minutes or less from start to finish. Each fire-starter should burn for about 20 minutes, enough time to get even the most resistant blaze going. These fire-starters would make excellent gifts and or stocking stuffers for the fireplace enthusiast in your life!