This is our friend Dr. Nune…
We just adore her. She has never met my son, but the other day she heard him talk on a video and she asked me if he snored. Really? She also asked if he was often tired, hyper-active as a child, had enlarged tonsils and gets multiple throat infections each year. After I picked myself up off the floor, I promptly called my youngest son who recently graduated from The Ohio State, landed a job and moved to NYC. He confirmed that the answers were all yes and is now going to look into having his tonsils removed as soon as he gets settled into his new job. All that just from hearing from Dr. Nune listening to him talk. Interestingly, she said that many children who are hyper-active will calm down after having their tonsils removed – I had never heard that, have you? As a young adult, she thinks a tonsillectomy may help him get a better night’s sleep and ultimately have more energy throughout the day. It’s good to have a Doctor for a friend 🙂
Anyway, after dinner the other night we made some Indian Coffee. When I started juicing a few months ago, I cut back my daily intake of caffeine to almost zero, so it was an extra special treat to have a cup of java. Indian coffee has a sweet, frothy, deliciously creamy whipped taste – much like cappuccino, but there’s no need for a fancy schmancy coffee machine. Indian coffee is make the old-fashioned way and you really ought to try it this weekend!
This is what you’ll need for one cup…
- 1 tbsp of instant coffee or coffee powder (the finer the ground the better)
- 8 – 10 oz Milk (preferably whole milk)
- 2 tbsp of sugar (or a tbsp of sugar + a packet of sweetener)
Heat the milk until just under boiling and then simmer to keep warm.
Grab a mug and add 1 tbsp of instant coffee
Add 2 tbsp of sugar – it’s the key ingredient for making the froth
Blend the two together
Now add a teaspoon or less of milk (or you can use water) and vigorously mix with a spoon…
It will be wet and crumbly like this…but flex your muscles and just keep mixing, and mixing, and mixing. And mixing… trying to incorporate as much air into the blend as possible. The secret is to not add too much liquid… and to keep mixing!
Before you know it, it will be lighter in color and thick like mousse.
Stir in the heated milk and then it’s time to really fluff it up!
Pour the coffee into another container…
And then pour it back into the cup. Repeat this about 6 or 8 times till you get a really nice cup of froth!
Then sit back and enjoy! Yum. It’s really very good.
Are you cooking anything special for the holiday weekend? I just got done exploring some recipes and have a few new one’s to try! Here’s what my menu looks like…
- A traditional Honey Glazed Baked Ham
- Spinach and Romain Salad with a strawberry vinaigrette
- Individual cups of Mac and Cheese ( I tried the recipe once and it was a fail – adjusting some things and trying again!)
- Twice baked Potatoes – made this this before and it was a big hit! Of course anything from the Pioneer Woman is the best!
- Whole Grain Rolls
- Yellow Cake with a Cooked Chocolate Icing – both from scratch and new recipes I’m trying
Have a great weekend! xo