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!
The many health benefits associated with drinking coffee are often lauded. But did you know that studies suggest just smelling coffee may help reduce stress, increase positive thoughts, and even increase problem-solving abilities? By making your own coffee scented candle using upcycled ingredients, you can fill your house with that wonderful, energizing, coffee odor whenever you like. Here is an easy DIY method for a wonderful coffee cup candle. Let the mental benefits begin!
Coffee soap, the antioxidant-boosting, cellulite-busting, stretch mark-reducing, gets the garlic smell off your hands bar of wonder. If you have yet to be indoctrinated into the wonderful world of coffee soap, the recipes below are sure to be a treat.
Here is a wonderful idea for a personal gift which also serves as a great way to upcycle your used coffee grounds. The finished product can be used as a pincushion, a sachet, or an odor absorber. In addition to the fantastic smell, the oils in the coffee grounds can keep your needles from rusting!