Quite a lot has happened since my last post. I'm a mom now and keeping busy with my almost 8 week old baby girl! I haven't had much time to cook, bake or eat out so I don't have much to share but I'm getting back into the swing of things and plan on doing lots of baking in the near future!
Just a few pictures of my adorable little girl before I tell you about my new favorite thing...
Okay, so a few years ago I saw this wonderful reusable cup at Starbucks used for iced drinks. Complete with reusable straw and everything. I didn't get it and I should have. They sold out so fast and they don't offer them anymore in stores and the one's I found online were around $40...so sad. I've been making iced cafe mocha's at home and I thought about those cups all the time and how convenient they would be but couldn't find anything like it anywhere!
Cut to an outing today with my sister-in-law. We were eating breakfast on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore and decided to walk to Polly's Gourmet Coffee for a delicious beverage (fyi, they roast their coffee beans fresh so when you walk in the aroma is wonderful!). Can you guess what I found? That's right! A reusable cup, with lid and straw just for my iced mocha's and my water and whatever else I want to use it for.
BPA free, insulated to keep drinks cold (or hot), made from acrylic, 16 ounces and just perfect. They have it in 4 colors: clear, purple, red (I think, don't exactly remember!) and blue. $10 for the cup and a free coffee with purchase. I absolutely love it and I highly recommend you buy one if you are in the area!
It took me 2 years to find this and I think I may need to go back and get a few more just in case something happens to the one I have!
Here are a few links to some recipes for iced coffee:
Vietnamese iced coffee from White on Rice Couple
Cold brewed coffee...Enough for 2 Cups from Smitten Kitchen
Large batch coffee concentrate from The Splendid Table
Cold brewed coffee and tea from Simple Bites