Tag Archive | drink

POPULAR: Florida Neon

Screen printed T-Shirts

A Little Drinky Drinky

Certainly not everything drink-related in my store, but it’s a great start!

Screwdriver Greeting Cards

Boat Drinks
$23.95

Chefs, Cooks, Bakers & Grillmasters…Aprons For Them All

Customize It All

Lemons Apron
$23.95
Sail On Apron
$23.95
Onions Aprons
$23.95

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!!

Over 1000+ Hits On My Zazzle Store Again!!

I must admit, though, I’m starting to get discouraged despite the high number of hits to my store: no new sales :/

Thanks again to those of you who follow my blog, “like” my posts, and share my products with others – you’re helping me with the good karma!!

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THANK YOU To All My WordPress Followers! A Personal Story…

And I really mean it…thank you for following my blog.

When I first started this blog + my Zazzle store, I had no idea if anyone would be remotely interested in what I had to say, much less what I had to sell…it was a big risk of invested hours. Thank you for every link of mine you’ve ever forwarded or showed a friend.

I’ve made some sales here and there, and it’s been enough so I can buy my own shirts – what a goof! I enjoy it all the same, and thank you for feeding my Zazzle habit – good karma all around 🙂

Belle @ http://www.zazzle/cousinbelles*

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