Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spiced Coffee - 0 Points

Stone has been under the weather for over a week. He is suffering so much from allergies that the doctor gave him steroid shot. I thought that a bit of spiced coffee might help clear out his head and make him feel better. Despite the fact that I am not ailing, I did have a couple of cups myself and thoroughly enjoyed them.

Spiced Coffee
1 level scoop coffee grounds
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp dried orange peel
pinch cayenne pepper

1. Fill coffee maker with water for 10 cups. Place spices in coffee filter and turn on machine.
2. Yields 10, 0 point servings

I had been on hold for what seemed like a thousand years for the last Steig Laarson book, The Girl Who Played with Fire. I have had mixed feelings about this series. Many people recommended the books to me, but not one of them warned me about the graphic scenes of sexual abuse and torture. If I had been warned, the books might have been less gut wrenching. At least, I would have been better prepared. This was my favorite of the series; I loved the courtroom drama, learning about the Swedish legal system, and delving into the minds of newspaper editors. I wish Mr. Laarson had lived long enough to know how much he is loved by readers worldwide and to share more of his talent with us.

You will not be hearing from me this Friday. Thanks to an FYI from the fabulous Rebecca, I will be participating in this amazing event. Please click this link to learn more.


  1. I like the pinch of cayenne! Great post!

  2. delicious lovely combination haven't had like this

  3. Love the cayenne pepper in the coffee.

  4. Sounds like a great wake-me-up cup of joe! Thanks for posting For Japan With Love, I'll read about it.

  5. It sounds delicious...did it help the allergies? "Have you read The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest" yet? I love the trilogy. Agreed that it is very graphic but I guess I don't mind that so much if the read is good. Have you read "The Hunger"??

  6. Amazing! this just has to be good! Japan is in our hearts.

  7. This is the second thing I've read today about spicing up coffee! I'm inspired to try! Have a great day!!!

  8. I had a bit too much of the "bangers and mash" dinner tonight and think I need to wake up to that no-points spiced coffee. I have also joined in with the "to Japan with love" effort. Here's hoping we get the word out to many.

  9. YUM! Absolutely delicious. Thanks :)

  10. Yummychunklet - me too:)
    Createwithmom- thank you.
    Swathi- Spices are wonderful.
    Lin Ann- thanks
    Nancy and Vijay - I did read it, and then watched the movie. Both were very good.
    Rita - well said.
    Roz- go for it!
    Claudia- sounds like a great dinner
    Diva- :)Loved your last post.

  11. Oh sounds yummy! I bet it would be fabulous iced!


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