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ZAZZLE SALE: 15% Off All Orders! Get A Gift for Dad…or Yourself! Ends Sunday Use Code: DEAL4FATHERS Details

15% Off All Orders!     Get A Gift for Dad…or Yourself!     Ends Sunday     Use Code: DEAL4FATHERS      Details

Gourmet Recommendation: Café Du Monde Coffee

Café Du Monde Coffee

One state I’ve regretfully never been to is Louisiana, but I love New Orleans’ dark roasted “Café du Monde” coffee.

Oddly enough, I started drinking it my senior year of high school. I live in the South, so maybe it’s just easier to find here, but I’m hoping my recommendation is heeded and enjoyed. I’ve even found the original coffee variety in an Asian grocery store!

What you need to know is that chicory root is added to this coffee, giving this variety a very unique taste – almost like chocolate. Chicory is the root of the endive plant (lettuce family). Apparently the French, during their civil war, found a clever way to enhance their coffee by taste and necessity, since coffee was more scarce at the time. The recipe was brought to America via the French Acadians (known as “Cajuns”) from Nova Scotia, Canada to New Orleans.

Typically, this Café du Monde coffee is served “au lait”, with the proportion of 1:1, or equal parts coffee and hot/steamed milk. The reason for the au lait is due to the bitterness of the chicory coffee, but you’ll just have to try it.  I’ve introduced a few people who were non-coffee drinkers, and they’re converts now.

There is an actual Café du Monde restaurant in New Orleans’ French Market (Choctaw Indian territory), and they’re famous for this coffee and the French pastry, the beignet (pronounced ben-YAY’). They were established in 1862, and are open 24/7!

This Tuesday, March 4th is “Fat Tuesday”, or MARDI GRAS – if you’re down in the French Quarter, go get you some!!

Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” Schedule For Feb. 23 – March 5, 2014

As with anything, this is subject to change, but join them!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

 



Date Time Person Description
24 Feb 12pm Jim Sciutto CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent
24 Feb 1pm Stephen Bax Professor – Voynich analyst
24 Feb 2pm Robert May Director, KIDS FOR CASH
24 Feb 3:45pm Robert Rodriguez Director
24 Feb 4pm Stephen Tobolowsky Actor
24 Feb 5:30pm Michael Emerson Actor, Person of Interest, Lost, The Practice
24 Feb 7pm The Fray Grammy-nominated rock band
24 Feb 8:30pm Bill Ritter Co-anchor on WABC-TV
25 Feb 9am Kim Harrison Author, THE UNDEAD POOL
25 Feb 11am Ed Zitron Former journalist, PR expert
25 Feb 11am Crispin Glover Actor
25 Feb 1pm Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of PORTLANDIA
25 Feb 3pm David Walton Actor, ABOUT A BOY
25 Feb 4pm The Dollyrots Pop punk band
25 Feb 4pm Herschel Weingrod Screenwriter: TRADING PLACES, TWINS, SPACE JAM, Producer: FALLING DOWN
25 Feb 5pm Andrew Young & Andrew “Bo” Young III Civil Rights icon and son
25 Feb 6:30pm Lil Jon Grammy Award winning artist and TV Star
26 Feb 9:30am Shaquille O’Neal Athlete, personality and host of “Upload” on truTV
26 Feb 1pm Ndemic Creations (James Vaughan) Creator of Plague Inc
26 Feb 1pm Carlton Cuse Screenwriter and producer, Lostand Bates Motel
26 Feb 2pm Peter Travers Rolling Stone’s film critic
26 Feb 2pm Gramatik Recording artist
26 Feb 3:30pm Elijah Wood Actor
26 Feb 8pm UCLA Admission UCLA Admission Team
26 Feb 8pm Linh Huynh Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2013
27 Feb 11am PunditFact Team Fact-checking website
27 Feb 12pm Danny Ayalon Israeli diplomat and politician
27 Feb 1pm Dr. David Sloan Wilson, Dr. Anne Clark, Kelly Weinersmith, Dr. Tiffany Taylor and Unidan Evolutionary biologists
27 Feb 2pm Brad Anderson Corporate vice president, Cloud and Enterprise group, Microsoft
27 Feb 3pm Gregg Berger andTom Kenny Voice actors
27 Feb 4pm Chris Carter Writer/creator, X-Files and The After
27 Feb 8pm Rick Farman and Ashley Capps Co-founders of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
28 Feb 1:30pm Steve Horwitz Austrian Economist, Professor, Libertarian
28 Feb 2pm Ken Tanaka Author and internet sensation
28 Feb 2pm Hugh Dancy Actor, Hannibal
28 Feb 3pm Yuval Adler, Ali Waked Writer-Director & Writer : Bethlehem
28 Feb 3pm Office Online team Microsoft employees
2 Mar 6pm Leroy Chiao Former NASA astronaut and commander of the ISS
3 Mar 12pm Marcus Lemonis Host, CNBC’s The Profit
4 Mar 12pm Malin Ackerman Actress
4 Mar 2pm Jesse Ventura Governor, Vet, Wrestler, TV Host
4 Mar 6:30pm Jason Bateman Actor / director, BAD WORDS
5 Mar 11am Richard Rawlings Star of The Discovery Channel’s series “Fast N’ Loud”

Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights – Feb 18th, 19th & 20th+ [2014]

I hadn’t even planned on a new blog entry, but I can’t pass up a great opportunity to share with anyone who’s up this late in the U.S. – the geomagnetic storm happening now is rendering some amazing green and magenta sky sprites!

I’m reposting my webcam list from my previous entry so you can go watch!

North View – Porjus, Lapland, Sweden

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West View

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East View

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All sky View

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Yodle – America’s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 Of 2014 – Forbes

Yodle – In Photos: America’s Most Promising Companies: The Top 25 Of 2014 – Forbes.