Searching the kitchen after a long day’s work, looking for inspiration for the post on the trinity of kitchen tools, the Practical Cook saw her beloved French Press. Gentle readers, the Practical Cook is very fond of coffee. From the road-brew-fueled trip that carried her through a 21-hour drive to Texas to the lattes in a bowl at her favorite local spot, love may actually not be a strong enough term to describe the relationship.
So here are 3 of my favorite kitchen things:
1. Travel Mug: This is a relatively new acquisition. I am particular about my mugs. I wanted a stainless steel one, but not so industrial. I think this one has a rather feminine air about it, don’t you? (Hey, don’t judge, if you need a manly mug, go for it.) My brew (always black in there, no lattes will touch it) stays hot all day when meetings distract me.
2. Brew-Through: Thanks to Illegally Cooking for this one. Since I’m the only coffee drinker in the house, I don’t need or want vast quantities. I enjoy the speed of the process, and the simplicity.
3. French Press: Perfect for sharing with a friend, or doubling down, the French Press is there for me when I have more time to relax and enjoy the coffee-making process.
For the record, in my old age, and with my, ahem, high-energy temperament, I’m strictly decaf. Try not to gasp in horror. Years of experimentation have taught me that adding caffeine to a perky personality results in jitters and unruly behavior.
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Coming up next Cereal, Part 2, This Time It’s Sugary.