Sips: Iced Latte

Mornings are my favorite part of the day.  It's calm and quiet, and I get to perch at the counter and leisurely read the paper, check out my favorite blogs and drink my coffee, totally unhurried. It's probably the most relaxing part of the day and, for me, helps start the morning off on the right foot.  

Having coffee prepped and ready to go is key, and, not surprisingly, we've been all about iced lattes.  Espresso (my favorite is Cafe Bustelo) instantly cooled and then later poured over iced and topped with cold milk.  Perfection.  (The key to any iced coffee treat is to avoid pouring the hot liquid over the ice.  No matter what you do, the ice will melt, and it will dilute the flavor.)

While I love iced lattes day to day, they don't really lend themselves to a crowd.  In that case, bring on the Iced Coffee!  This recipe from The Pioneer Woman is easy and makes enough for 24 servings.  Consider your next brunch handled.


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Friday Finds

Image Source:  Town & Country  via Getty

Image Source: Town & Country via Getty

As is evidence in the lack of recent posts, the last few weeks have been utterly hectic - a cold that finally reared it's ugly head after weeks of vitamin-C-binges, late calls and a rotating (somewhat unpredictable) social calendar  - exhaustion had set in.  But at last, I'm blissfully back to writing, and here are the 5 things that I'm obsessed with this week.  

- Ever since reading about it in the NY Post, I've been utterly captivated, and I am itching to get my hands on a copy of this book.

- My love for picnics is well documented (here) and this article sums up its appeal perfectly!

- Watermelon has already become our desert of choice.  Apparently we're not the only ones.

- While I love to cook, on especially warm evenings, it's nice to have a no-oven-necessary meal.  These wraps look incredible!

- Maybe it was the Vogue cover or maybe the idea of a period film, but this movie looks so sweet.

Happy Weekend!


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