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Easy Tiramisu Mousse

Apr 23, 2015
Easy Tiramisu Mousse

mThis Easy Tiramisu Mousse contains my favorite part of the Tiramisu: the mousse! I’m all about the mousse (no cake). Watching a group of food/dessert bloggers eat dessert at a restaurant is like watching vultures attack. It’s hysterical. But I digress. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I was...

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Coffee’s third wave: First Folgers, then Peet’s, now Temple and others

Coffee’s third wave: First Folgers, then Peet’s, now Temple and others

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INGENUITY HAS helped give rise to America’s coffee culture, now a booming $30-billion-a-year industry. More than 60 percent of Americans say they drink coffee, totaling 400 million cups per day. Coffeehouses and cafes now surpass fast-food restaurants in their growth. The first wave of coffee began in the Gold Rush-era when Folgers Coffee...

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Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee-Tahoe

Finding the perfect cup of coffee in Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee-Tahoe

SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTERS, RETAILERS and coffeehouses are booming in the foothills and Sierra, enhancing our culinary scene, creating new community gathering places and bolstering the region’s economy. Coffeehouses in Grass Valley and Nevada City sell award-winning “third wave” Temple Coffee from Sacramento. On the ski slopes of Northstar at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe, Café...

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An Ordinary 48 Hour Weekend-Is It Just Like Yours?

Apr 4, 2015

Get ready, weekend. My boys are both in their beds. When I check on the little one, he still looks like my three-year-old Bob The Builder. I’ll still make him an Easter basket today. My furry 16 pounds of fury is curled up, quietly snoring by my side. Fresh Sumatra steams within arm’s reach....

Finding Our Way Now
Irish Coffee With Honey: #Recipe #Cocktail

-+*It may be after St. Patrick’s Day, however, there is always space for a fun celebratory beverage like this “Irish Coffee With Honey.” I found this recipe at my favorite grocery store, way before St. Patrick’s Day. I asked the wine/beverage manager about it. He couldn’t say enough about this particular recipe and gave me a few...

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Gordon brews up Coffee Bowl sweep

Jan 11, 2015
Gordon brews up Coffee Bowl sweep

Michaela Gordon won her first ITF Grade 1  singles title and added the doubles crown.2014 photo by Paul Bauman   Michaela Gordon, 15, of Saratoga in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday swept the titles in the Coffee Bowl junior tourna...

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Coffee house boom: Foxhound Espresso to open in Nevada City

Coffee house boom: Foxhound Espresso to open in Nevada City

We like to write about local entrepreneurs and job growth in our community, so we’re glad to report that Nevada County native Steffen Snell plans to open Foxhound Espresso (d.b.a. “FoxHound Expresso & Coffee Broaster”) on Spring Street in Nevada City, next to Nevada City Winery and Sushi in the Raw, in January. With sushi,...

Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Fudgy, brownie-like chocolate cookies flavored with coffee & peppermint, then packed full of melty chocolate chips. So easy to make & a coffee-lover’s dream!     In the very beginning of November, one of my old high school friends drove up to stay with her mother-in-law, who lives about twenty minutes away in the...

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These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive...

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Carolines Coffee Roasters is Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Business of the Year”

Carolines Coffee Roasters is Grass Valley Downtown Association’s “Business of the Year”

We enjoyed the annual holiday party of the Grass Valley Downtown Association at 151 Union Square on Mill Street on Wednesday night. It was a good turnout, showing that the merchants are working together. In many ways downtown Grass Valley is “firing on all cylinders.” The local restaurants donated some great-looking food, along with local...

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