do you love your Bondi Chai Latte? we adore our Bondi Chai and there are some ways to enjoy it more:
An autumn and winter seasonal blend of steamed milk and eggnog, plus espresso and a pinch of nutmeg.
what's eggnog? Eggnog, or egg nog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and/or cream, sugar, and whipped eggs (which gives it a frothy texture). Sweet spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon are often added. The finished serving is often garnished with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg. It was also known as the egg milk punch Eggnog is traditionally consumed throughout the Anglosphere around Christmas. Eggnog may be added as a flavoring to food or drinks such as coffee and tea. Eggnog as a custardcan also be used as an ice cream base.
this is the best eggnog recipe I could find on you tube - just add a shot of espresso to it - and you are done!
NERADA TEA we got a small parcel full of Nerada Tea s - very grateful to Meredith P for her continuing support of our Club: http://www.neradatea.com.au/ australian organically grown, manufactured and distributed within the country the teas will all go for our this year raffles at our monthly events...
I LOVE MY MACAROONS BUT GOFESTIVAL IS BETTER GOFESTIVAL
YOU, COFFEE AND YOUR HEALTH by Dr Mercola
Coffee is a no-no when you are pregnant Caffeine during pregnancy may damage your baby's heart forever
But if You're NOT Pregnant, Keep these Four Coffee Drinking Tips in MindGetting back to coffee, I believe there are ways to include coffee in a healthy lifestyle, provided you're not using it as a crutch to mask symptoms of a poor diet, resulting in flagging energy levels—and provided you're not pregnant. For a list of potential health benefits of coffee, see this previous article. That said, another major caveat to coffee drinking is quality. You can find a great deal of information at Coffee & Conservation.Here are five primary considerations to follow if you want to use coffee for its therapeutic benefits:
Choose Organic: Coffee beans are one of the most heavily sprayed crops. So, you should select only coffee beans that are certified organic and hence grown without pesticides. This is important, as you will obliterate ANY positive effects if you consume coffee that's been doused in pesticides or other chemicals. Whenever possible, purchase sustainable "shade-grown" coffee to help prevent the continued destruction of our tropical rain forests and the birds that inhabit them. There are many who say shade grown coffee tastes better as well.
Whole Bean: You'll want to purchase whole bean coffee that smells and tastes fresh, not stale; if your coffee does not have a pleasant aroma, it is likely rancid. Grind it yourself to prevent rancidity as pre-ground coffee may be rancid by the time you get it home.
Drink it Black: If you're interested in the health benefits, drink your coffee black, without sugar or cream or flavorings. Add sugar and you'll certainly ruin any of the benefits by spiking your insulin levels, which contributes to insulin resistance. Make sure the water you're using is pure.
Coffee Filters: If you use a "drip" coffee maker, be sure to use non-bleached filters. The bright white ones are chlorine-bleached, and some of this chlorine will leach from the filter during the brewing process. Bleached filters are also notoriously full of dangerous disinfection byproducts, such as dioxin.
Coffee Mugs: Be careful about the container you use. Avoid plastic cups as theBPA will leach into your drink. Styrofoam cups can also leach chemicals. Your best bets include glass and ceramic travel mugs.
Again, remember that while coffee has the potential to be used therapeutically, you need to view it as both a drug and a whole food. As other drugs, caffeine can have a potent impact and should be respected and used with caution. As a whole food, it needs to fulfill certain criteria. Much of the commercial coffee available can be likened to "junk food" in that it's loaded with pesticide residues and otherwise of poor quality...