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“How to Make Black Pepper and Turmeric Latte” 

“How to Make Black Pepper and Turmeric Latte” 

We all know that turmeric has some pretty awesome benefits. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to benefit those with arthritis and even cancer. The combination of black pepper and turmeric has opened up a new world of health benefits.

When you eat black pepper and turmeric together, the pepper actually can increase the bioavailability of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, by nearly 2,000%. Pepper also has an alkaloid, piperine, which has been known to prevent colon cancer cell growth. When piperine and curcumin were applied to breast cancer cells, they were shown to decrease without affecting the other cells around them.

Women who have breast cancer can choose to take other drugs, but they can leak toxicity into the body. Curcumin and piperine, on the other hand, had very low toxicity with the same benefits.

Turmeric and pepper go great together and can be used in many dishes. You can season vegetables, soups, salad dressings, and curries with these spices. Aside from the cancer fighting properties, you can eat these spices to help with the following.

Lowers Inflammation:

Both of these spices have amazing anti-inflammatory properties. They can help regulate inflammation in the body and are great for those with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Fights Depression:

Rather than taking antidepressants, season your salad with some turmeric and black pepper. This quick mood fix leaves your mouth with the taste of aromatic spices, as opposed a dependency on medication.

Supports Weight Loss:

The active ingredients in turmeric and black pepper can actually turn your fat storing cells into fat burning cells. Pretty cool, right? When this happens, which you can continue to do with a ketogenic diet, it can be easier for your body to lose weight.

Try adding these spices to more foods that you eat. Whether you are eating roasted vegetables or drinking smoothies, these powerful spices can help keep your body healthy.


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Posted by on October 19, 2017 in coffee




In 1892 Hugo Asbach, merchant and distiller, founded the company Asbach & Co. in Rüdesheim at the romantic Rhine. He did not know at that time that he was setting a mile stone in Germany for a name that it still popular as in 1892.  A marketing slogan that is still valid today was created in 1937: “The spirit of wine is in Asbach”.

1957 Rudesheimer Coffee was created, a popular coffee drink with Asbach (see recipe). Enjoy these coffees as if you would be in Germany. You can find Rudesheimer Coffee in every good Cafe and it is the perfect hot drink for the holidays and winter months. If you cannot find the special cups use tall cups. Happy Cooking!
The famous Rüdesheimer coffee cups can be found on Ebay and Etsy.

rudesheimer coffee

Ingredients Rudesheimer Coffee

4cl Asbach Uralt
3 cubes of sugar
Hot coffee (regular or decaf)
Whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar
Grated milk chocolate

Cooking Instructions Rudesheimer Coffee

– Put 3 cubes of sugar in an original Rüdesheimer Coffee cup, pour over 4cl well-heated Asbach and light it by using a long match.
– Stir with a long-handled spoon to dissolve the sugar.
– Let it burn for about 1 minute, then pour in hot coffee to about 2 cm below the rim.
– Top off with a scoop of whipped cream and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

2 More Asbach Uralt Recipes

Rüdesheimer Espresso

2 cl Asbach Uralt
2 cubes of sugar
Hot Espresso
Whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar
Grated dark chocolate

Cooking Instructions 
– Place 2 cubes of sugar in the original Rüdesheim Espresso cup together with 2cl of Asbach and ignite using a long match.
– Stir with a long-handled spoon to dissolve the sugar, then fill with hot espresso up to approx. 3/4 under the lip of the cup. Top with whipped cream and spread grated chocolate over the

asbach uralt

How they make the Rudesheimer Coffee in a German Cafe – Notice the wonderful Cafe!



Posted by on October 18, 2017 in brunch, coffee


I AM a Barista, NOT a Bar-Mitz-vah!  So… Now today’s special is our Pink Frappuccino with HONEY! So What Will It BEE?


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Posted by on October 18, 2017 in coffee, entertainment



“Dolly Parton, Here You Come Again”

“Dolly Parton, Here You Come Again”

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the Cas Walker radio show, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her first commercial successes were as a songwriter (her songs during this period were covered by numerous artists, including Bill Phillips and Kitty Wells). She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner’s weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind”, was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream pop music, her 1977 single “Here You Come Again” was a success on both the country and pop charts. A string of pop-country hits followed into the mid-1980s, the most successful being her 1980 hit “9 to 5” (from the film of the same name) and her 1983 duet with Kenny Rogers “Islands in the Stream”, both of which topped the U.S. pop and country singles charts. A pair of albums recorded with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were among her later successes. In the late 1990s, she returned to classic country/bluegrass with a series of acclaimed recordings. Non-musical ventures include Dollywood, a theme park in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, and her efforts on behalf of childhood literacy, particularly her Imagination Library, as well as Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, and digital downloads during her career have topped 100 million worldwide. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards, two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Parton has received 46 Grammy nominations, tying her with Bruce Springsteen for the most Grammy nominations and placing her in tenth place overall.



“Coffee” an animated film short

“Coffee” an animated film short

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The only way I could really talk about his suicide was in a poem’ When their half-brother took a fatal overdose, twins Matthew and Michael Dickman wrote a series of poems in his honour. Now, the collection is breaking taboos about suicide and inviting comparisons with America’s great poets

By Alex Clark

As their half-brother, the twins tell me, Darin exerted an immense influence on them. Describing the first time he wrote about Darin’s death from an overdose, in the poem “Trouble”, Matthew explains: “The only way I could really talk about his suicide was by including him in this poem that is basically a long list of famous people who killed themselves. Because Darin was such a famous person in my mind and my heart.”

‘The subject of suicide, at least in the US, is still one that there’s a lot of shame around… people keep it quiet’

Trouble, which appeared in Matthew’s debut collection, All-American Poem (2008), also appears in Brother, and in the middle of a chronicle of the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Ernest Hemingway, Sarah Kane and John Berryman come these lines:

“My brother opened / thirteen fentanyl patches and stuck them on his body / until it wasn’t his body any more.”

Elsewhere, in the poem Coffee, part of a sequence entitled Notes Passed to My Brother on the Occasion of His Funeral, Matthew writes:

“Once, I had a brother / who used to sit and drink his coffee black, smoke / his cigarettes and be quiet for a moment / before his brain turned its armadas against him”.

It was Matthew Hollis, poet, award-winning biographer and poetry editor at Faber and Faber, who thought the Dickmans’ poems about their brother would work as a single volume, and, he told me, “connect far more widely than poetry sometimes does”. A long-term fan of their work, he sees in Matthew’s “long, rolling lines” the influences of Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and Frank O’Hara, and in Michael’s shorter, more European-inflected work echoes of Wallace Stevens. But what united them, he was sure, was this deep, personal investment in describing their family’s loss.
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Posted by on October 17, 2017 in coffee, other



Czech Coffees (4) Recipes

Special Coffee Recipes

Warm yourself up with these delicious hot drinks


Bicerin, a creation of the Conte Cavour, is an aristocratic beverage from the old Italian city of Torino. The addition of cocoa powder and cinnamon lends the beverage a noble taste. These ingredients, which were prohibitively expensive at the time, restricted the beverage’s enjoyment to the affluent.

Special Coffee Recipes

Ingredients (serves 1):
30 ml of espresso coffee
1.5 – 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of sugar (or to taste)
1 pinch of cinnamon
Milk foam

Add the cocoa to the cup with a very small amount of hot water and stir into a creamy mass. Add the coffee. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top and then slowly add the whisked milk.

Caffè macchiato (an espresso with a shot of foamed milk)
Cocoa powder

Prepare your preferred espresso, add a shot of foamed milk and finally sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Along with the espresso and milk, this variation of latte macchiato contains a caramel syrup whose taste bonds with that of the coffee for an harmonious and exquisite whole.

Ingredients (serves 1):
30 ml of espresso coffee
25 ml of cold milk
150 ml of hot milk
Caramel syrup (amounts may vary, depending on the size of the glass and personal preferences)

Pour the syrup down the inside of the glass. Pour first the cold milk and then the whisked hot milk into the glass. Add the milk foam. Prepare the espresso and pour it into the glass. Add a bonnet of milk foam.

Ingredients (serves 2-3):
1 dl of freshly made espresso coffee
2 dl of hot milk
9 tablespoons of whipping cream

Special Coffee Recipes

Prepare the espresso coffee using a light roasted blend of coffee, making it longer than normal. Bring the milk to the boil and slowly add it to the coffee. Top with the previously slightly whipped cream.

All the above mentioned drinks can be prepared with De’Longhi’s PrimaDonna Exclusive coffee maker.


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Posted by on October 15, 2017 in coffee



Jamaican Latte by kitchenlovenest

Jamaican Latte by kitchenlovenest

Level: Easy
Serves:  1
System: Metric


During the week I drink office coffee, which as we all know can be slightly lacking. So over the weekend, I really like to spruce things up. This recreation of the latte that I had at Chicago’s “The Bourgeois Pig” cafe is so simple to make that it doesn’t really count as a recipe, but I never would have thought to use the allspice/honey combo, and I must pass on the love.


  • ⅔ cups Good Quality Espresso
  • ⅓ cups Half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons Honey
  • ⅛ teaspoons Allspice (plus A Pinch For Sprinkling)
  • 1 Tablespoon Bourbon (optional)


Make your espresso. Buy some of the good stuff! Yes, it’s more pricey, but for a treat over the weekend, it’s definitely worth it.

Heat and froth half-and-half; create as much foam as you can.
Combine espresso and half-and-half in a cup of your choice, and stir in the honey and allspice. Taste it and adjust to your desired sweetness level. Add the foam and sprinkle a little allspice on top. After drinking it plain, I tried adding 1 tablespoon of bourbon—it added a fun bite, but I like it best whiskey-less.

Now find a comfy chair and a good book, and relax!



Jamaican Latte

Jamaican Latte


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Posted by on October 13, 2017 in coffee



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