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December 16, 2008

Graham Cracker Coffee

I feel like there’s food everywhere.  Literally everywhere.  Let’s see… it all started when someone sent a fairly innocent fruit basket.  Then the neighbor dropped by with a pound of chocolate candy.  Then I somehow thought it a good idea to whip up some fudge.  Then there was the five course holiday party, and the debauchery at a bar after.  Milk Chocolate Chip Pancakes were thrown in the mix, and right now all I can think about is tacos.

See, there’s food exactly EVERYWHERE.

It’s not that I’m complaining.  Oooooh no.  I think I’m just looking forward to a little after holiday broccoli.  For the sake of my tummy.  That’s all.

It would seem that people in blog land are bringing out the big guns.

Mike of Mike’s Table whips up some Hazelnut Brittle.  Um… yes please!

Peabody of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody sets the world ablaze with Butterscotch Banana Chocolate Swirl Cake.  She also admits to having a very sneaky way with Christmas presents.  I’m glad I’m not the only one.

Nicole of Baking Bites makes Mexican Hot Chocolate Linzer Cookies and I love her for it.

When did Gingerbread Popcorn enter the world?  I’m glad it did!

Linda is obviously trying to get me to move to Australia for her Churros with Dulce de Leche Sauce.  Her plan might just work.

See?  Food everywhere!  Good food too!

Enjoy the links.  I’m going to go find some tacos.  It feels like the right thing to do.

Oh and one more thing.  Yes, that’s a random picture of my morning coffee up top.


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  • The coffee looks great! :) I know what you mean about food being everywhere. Today I am hiding out because I need a day of tea and veggies. Whew, I think I am going to pop before Christmas gets here! Thanks for the fab links! :0

  • I love how those cups I gifted you last year are getting so much blog/camera action! :) The blog looks fantastic. Let’s get some tacos soon.

  • I am also interested in your coffee. Do you put the milk in the press? I usually pour the coffee out of my press then add milk.

    BTW…love your new website design…I get your blog in my reader and I didn’t see it yet.

    Happy Holidays!

  • Wonderful links! And your photo made me realize how much I miss my French press…

  • these are all great treats. Thanks for the links :)

  • la vie est belle December 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    OK- all sounds very yummy. When you are ready for the best broccoli of your life try this: it worked on my family: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/11/the_best_brocco.html

  • I stop by here often and I have to tell you – you’re absolutely brilliant. The food, the pics… I just love the whole thing.

    Thank you!

  • I know what you mean….after baking nearly 300 cookies in less than 24 hours (and tasting WAY too many of them!), I’m just about sugared out. Which is a strange thing to hear me say because I’m a true sugar addict. Tacos…here I come :-)

  • Thanks for the mention and lots of other goodies listed there (your fudge is still my favorite)! And I hear you…it seems I haven’t really stopped eating since Thanksgiving and am also sadly in need of post holiday broccoli. Til then, of course…

  • I was thinking the same exact thing about foods domination! Case in point, I’ve got chocolate caramels in one hand and kettle corn in the other. No wonder my pants are feeling tight… Tis the season though and I am not one to turn down a slice of cake or slices of fudge. That’s what Janurary is for!! Hopefully my poor tummy can stick it out till then :)

  • Ok I have to ask about the coffee! How do you make it? Is it a special brew or do you add to it? Sounds so yummy… :)

  • the coffee looks great and oh, yes, tis the season for food.

  • Joy, I love your blog! I love its quaint detail, i love that you make such poignant connections to food. I feel like food has become too commercial and that is too much about nourishment of the body, not the soul. And your photography is beautiful!
    I have been very stressed lately, it’s finals week in college. When I should be studying (like right now) I find myself here, noting down all the delicious recipes I will be baking when I am home for the holidays.
    Have a good holiday season, and eat well!

  • Are those chocolate tacos? I’ve actually heard of them. Picture a crisp chocolate cookie, folded into a taco shell shape while still hot, filled with scoops of ice cream, grated chocolate, and bits of fresh strawberries….

    Oh, I must get myself under control. I have a meatloaf in the oven and no chocolate anything at the moment.

  • Those links are amazing….and your coffee looks it too. I trust many of your recipes, so tell me….what is the recipe for your french press? Mine never exactly turns out the way I want it Thanks!

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