How to Make Cold Brewed Iced-Coffee.

by Chris Gardner

Apparently, there's QUITE a flavorful difference between brewing hot coffee and icing it down, and creating iced coffee through cold brewing techniques. From Lifehacker:

"Matthew Yglesias at the Internet Food Association blog writes that it's really a matter of overnight cold-brewing and straining. First gather up 1 cup of coarse-ground coffee and stir it into 4 1/2 cups of water, or strengthen the mix to taste. After that 'stick it in the...

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Latte Art, Making Coffee Prettier

by Lilybee

I am such a sucker for a swirly design gracing my coffee. Hearts, bunnies, feathers or apples make a good Colombian taste better somehow. Here's how to make your own impressive foamy creations.

You can also find detailed written instructions on steaming milk and making Latte Art here.

The best coffee in Toronto

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Make Your Own Coffee Pods

by DIY Maven

MWT is enamored with his Senseo coffee machine, but those coffee pods it takes...sheesh...they do add up. Plus, the blends available are very limited. With the popularity of the single serve coffee makers, it was only a matter of time before some enterprising type came up with a DIY coffee pod maker. Enter the Perfect Pod, available at Amazon for $40. It comes with 40 pods to get you started. (A 40 count package of additional pod filters...

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Goodwill Hunting-Modern Coffee Table

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/15/08

Last weekend was spent participating in my favorite sport of Goodwill Hunting.  With the expansion of this chain of fine variety stores, it's becoming difficult to hang on to my change.  It's also taking up lots of time and gasoline.  But what if something tremendous just arrived behind those swinging doors?

I deliberated a bit before shelling out $24.99 for this little cutie.  That's my limit........I guess.

The top of the table...

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How To Turn an Ugly Coffee Table Into an Upholstered Bench

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 What do you do with an old coffee table with a dinged up or stained top?  Turn it into a soft, lovely, upholstered bench for your hallway, end of your bed or as an upholstered ottoman in front of the sofa.  This pine bench was $13.99 at Goodwill (a little overpriced in my opinion).  With some  fresh new fabric, supplies and these simple instructions, it morphed into a different creature. 

FIND A TABLE AND LET'S GET STARTED!

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How to Foam Home

by DIY Maven

The best thing about coffee shop coffee, if you ask me, is the foam. Here's a quick and easy way to get a little frothy goodness at home.

What you need:

  • A liquid tight container. This little fella will do nicely.

  

 

 

 

  • Some skim milk
  • An un-frothed beverage of your choice

What you do:

  1. Pour some milk into your container, and seal tightly.
  2. Shake the container vigorously. The longer you shake, the frothier your milk will get, but even 5 seconds or so of...

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