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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

Apr 20, 2014
Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Frappuccino

A sweet guilt-free frappuccino that tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup! With this much flavor, you’ll never believe it’s lightened up & skinny!     With Mom away on travel this past weekend and my guy arranging plans with his old college buddies, Dad and I decided it was time for another baseball...

The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis geneticist tries to build a better cup of coffee

UC Davis geneticist tries to build a better cup of coffee

UCD geneticist Juan Medrano is keen on using genetics to plumb coffee’s taste, aroma and sustainability.


UC Davis geneticist Juan Medrano studies coffee. He and others hope to find the key to improving such things as flavor and mouthfeel. Improving disease-resistance of bean is also a goal.

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Foods for the Soul
Coconut Coffee Scones

Coconut Coffee Scones

A quick & easy recipe for coffee-flavored scones flecked with shredded coconut. So moist & tender, you’d never believe they’re healthy!     As an 11-year-old, I announced to my dad that I wanted to visit all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with him. Instead of brushing off my grandiose statement as a childhood...

Undercover Caterer
Food Foto Friday

Mar 28, 2014

I had no idea that the coffee was trucked in by tanker.  I mean, seriously, that’s a lot of coffee.   Seen on Bradshaw Rd, Sacramento.  (Don’t worry, we were stopped at a red light). Bookmark to:web design

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Mar 10, 2014
Skinny Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

A decadent dark chocolate blended coffee drink topped with more chopped chocolate. With how rich this tastes, you’ll never believe it’s actually healthy!     As I blinked my eyes open on Sunday morning, I spotted a thin shaft of…

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The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis establishes center for coffee science study center; possible major to follow

UC Davis establishes center for coffee science study center; possible major to follow

Despite being one of the most traded commodities and most consumed beverages, coffee has few research centers in the U.S. The establishment of the Coffee Center at UC Davis is the latest addition. Local coffee roasters Temple Coffee and Tea and O...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tahoe City’s “Tahoe House” coffee honored at Sochi Winter Olympics

Tahoe City’s “Tahoe House” coffee honored at Sochi Winter Olympics

For years, we have happily distributed our magazine at the Tahoe House Bakery & Gourmet in Tahoe City, and we have featured the bakery in our magazine. We’re also regular customers. Now the word is out in Sochi. “Best coffee in the world — Tahoe House,” reads a plate on the wall in the U.S....

Robert's Sister
Coffee with a Caregiver

Coffee with a Caregiver

Did someone say coffee?

It started with a caregiver friend keeping another caregiver company while she stays with her husband who is a patient in a hospice facility. 
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The only unusual part of that friendship is that one lives in California and the other in Arkansas so “keeping company”...

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Foods for the Soul
Mocha Granola

Mocha Granola

An easy recipe for clean-eating crunchy granola flavored with rich coffee and cocoa powder. These skinny clusters will keep you full for hours!     Throughout our childhood, my brother and I commandeered most of the cereal shelf for our…

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Reno coffee roaster The Hub and nonprofit team up to send artisan coffee to troops overseas

Reno coffee roaster The Hub and nonprofit team up to send artisan coffee to troops overseas

During World War II, Katz’s Delicatessan encouraged parents to “send a salami to your boy in the army,” which became one of the New York deli’s famous catch phrases. Now a popular coffee roaster from Reno’s hip Midtown District is teaming up with a nonprofit to send artisan coffee to the troops overseas. For every bag...