I try to avoid writing 2 Highlights posts in a row. In other words, I generally like to post more than once a week. Last week I decided to relax and enjoy the holiday with my family instead of posting. So, here you are: back to back highlights.
One of the recurring themes of my life is the sub-zero temperature of my hands. Granted, there’s few things more enjoyable than sneaking up to my husband and putting my cold hands on the back of his neck, but it would be nice if complete strangers didn’t tell me they looked awful. Last Christmas, I received 3 pairs of fingerless gloves to wear around the house, but they’re a little cumbersome when I’m trying to cook. As a result, I spend much of the winter months with my fingers wrapped around a warm mug. There’s no shortage of ideas out there about what to fill those mugs with.
I am always looking for excuses to drink more tea. Luckily The Atlantic has some information about a study indicating tea as useful for weight loss, heart health, and bone/muscle strength. There are also indications that black tea may help prevent diabetes.
If you find yourself shopping in NYC this season, Serious Eats has some suggestions for where to get a cup of coffee. If you’re home instead of out, there’s also tips for brewing coffee for a crowd.
This recipe of a new espresso machine was pretty interesting, despite the fact that I have no plans to ever own one. $500?
Huffington Post explored a day in the life of Steven Smith, a tea maker (How do I get that job?)
Recipes and Ideas:
Hot Vanilla (Life Your Way)
Apple Peel Tisane (The Kitchn)
Cardamom Coffee (The Kitchn)
Homemade Hot Chocolate (Tasty Kitchen)
Spiced Hot Chocolate (Boston Globe)
Red Velvet Hot Cocoa with Cream Cheese Whip Cream (FoodBeast)