Happy Mail =D

P3092127All of this arrived today.

WARNING: Serious enabling coming up...

The coffee beans (for the BEST Café con Leche - recipe follows) and the Magno soap & bath gel are from www.latienda.com.

Child of the Revolution and Three Guys from Miami Cook Cuban are from www.amazon.com.
(Note to Luis - See? I told you I pre-ordered. =D)

Home Companion is the BEST magazine for "living the artful life." And Sunset is my favorite gardening magazine.

Can you guess what my big plans are for this weekend? ;-)

Seriously. I'm DELIRIOUSLY happy.

Recipe for
Café con Leche
(need a coffee press for this one)

  • 2/3 cups freshly ground coffee
  • 2 cups water - boiling
  • 2 cups milk
  • sugar - to taste (Cuban taste requires LOTS of sugar =D)

Place the grounds in the bottom of your coffee press. (If you don't have a coffee press, you can get by with a glass pitcher.) Add the boiling water and allow the coffee to steep for 5 minutes.

While coffee is steeping, place milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring the milk to a low boil and immediately reduce heat to a simmer - stir occasionally.

Back to the coffee... press down the plunger of your press to strain the coffee grounds. (If no press, use a fine strainer to remove grounds.)

Transfer hot milk to a serving pitcher.  Add coffee to the milk.

Distribute the Café Con Leche evenly among 4 cups.