Friday, June 25, 2010

My new favorite thing!

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.

Perfect for some iced tea or even white wine sangria (Sorry for the terrible picture!)

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

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