05, 10, 2015

DIY Iced Coffee

Three weeks later, and hello everyone!

Long time no speak.
I’m very excited to be sharing this post today since I have been badgered since the birth of my blog to write about coffee. Even though my blog is called Coffee and Sunday, I am not an expert at coffee whatsoever. I definitely couldn’t tell you about all the rich flavors of coffee or tell you the different espresso drinks you should try.  But one thing I really love is iced coffee. My go to drink is a venti iced coffee with 5 pumps of white mocha at Starbucks! It has the coffee kick, but with delicious sweetness embedded.

Ever since I started nursing school, I’ve been so sleep deprived. Usually I’ll result to getting my iced coffee from Starbucks as a morning pick me up, but I have classes at 8:00 A.M. sharp and have absolutely no time to wait in the long lines at Starbucks. As a result, I had to learn to make my own coffee. I have created an easy, 5 minute routine to making a delicious cup of iced coffee.

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To start off, you will need: a kettle, a french press (fantastic one here), ground coffee of your choice and your choice of sweetener if you desire.

Follow these 6 simple steps for a perfect cup of iced coffee:

  1. Boil 5 – 6 cups of water.
  2. Add 6 tablespoons of your choice of grounded coffee into french press.
  3. Add the boiled water into the french press to one inch below the top of the press.
  4. Leave the mixture to sit for 24 hours in the fridge.
  5. Pull the press from the fridge, and push down all the way on the press.
  6. Pour your coffee into a cup of ice and add your choice of sweeter to taste, and enjoy!

 

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Hopefully this was useful to my iced coffee lovers out there. Making your own coffee definitely saves a lot of time and money. I’d love to hear of any of your own coffee tips. Until next time!



27, 07, 2015

Geoffrey’s Malibu

Hello everyone!

I’m back in good ole Texas, and missing the beautiful weather in California like crazy. During my stay in Los Angeles, I didn’t get to do many blog posts around the area like I wanted. I was too busy spending time with family, which I guess in the end is much more cherishing then snapping photos for my blog. Hopefully I’ll be back in Los Angeles this winter!

For now, I bring you Geoffrey’s Malibu. We went here on an absolutely gorgeous afternoon to celebrate my cousin’s and his wife’s anniversary! They’ve been married for almost two years and have a bundle of joy arriving in December. Our family couldn’t be more ecstatic since their baby will be the first great grandchild of the family.

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Malibu itself is a beautiful place. Beautiful is actually an understatement. The beaches are gorgeous and the places around it are spectacular. Geoffrey’s Malibu is an extremely popular restaurant due to its ocean side dining experience. It is along the Pacific Coast with a stunning view of the ocean.  If you’re ever looking for a nice night out in Malibu, I highly recommend this place!

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28, 05, 2015

Austin: Food Recap

I’m going to be breaking down my Austin trip into 4 separate posts.  Your first dose: the food!

Austin is quite notorious for its food, and the city definitely lives up to it’s hype. I was only in Austin for 24 hours, so I wasn’t able to eat everything I wanted. But everything was delicious. I will definitely have to come back sometime in the near future to try even more restaurants!

Little Czech Bakery isn’t actually in Austin, but if you’re ever in Waco you should definitely make a pit stop at this wonderful place. It’s a very popular gas station stop that is well known for its kolaches. They are absolutely delicious, especially the sausage and cheese kolache!

My friend told me I had to try Michi Ramen while I was in Austin. So before we went kayaking, we decided to grab some for lunch. I don’t think I will ever be able to go back to DFW ramen again. I had the Michi Regular and it was delicious. The broth was perfectly salted and the pork belly was so tender. I highly recommend this place for any ramen lover. Make sure you order your ramen with an egg too! Also they have 2 for $3 mochi for desert. The perfect sized desert after a big bowl of ramen!

That night we were walking around South Congress. South Congress is filled with so many food options and food trucks. My friend recommended Gourdough, a food truck that specializes in heart attack donuts! Unfortunately, when my group arrived, they had already run out of lots of ingredients. All my first choices in donuts were wiped from the menu sadly.  My brother had the Puddin, I had the Naughty and Nice and my cousins had the Blackout. The donuts are big enough to share and extremely sweet, so beware!

The next morning before we left for home, we had breakfast and tea at the Steeping Room. It’s a small restaurant that serves more teas then you could imagine. It’s a great choice for vegans and it’s a refreshing choice after dining on artery clogging donuts.




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