When the world is all at odds
and the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
and Brew a cup of tea
There is magic in its fragrance
There is solace it its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There’s beauty as you’ll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.
- William Gladstone
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A yummy recipe taken by permission from an engaging coffee-related mystery series by Cleo Coyle, super sweet author of the Coffeehouse Mysteries. Read about Murder by Mocha here.
12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon espresso powder
2 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup semisweet chocolate ...
Dear Betsy Bean:
Your drinks are so delicious but I wonder how many calories are in those yummy mixes.
When consuming a Latte’ Da! beverage, a very magical thing happens. Calories vanish into the mist, fat content is absorbed into the brain and converted to higher mathematical capabilities, and sugar percentages are mysteriously divided into non-traceable fractions. All this is done so that you can experience a rare moment of true joy and bliss. We just don’t allow ourselves to partake of such joy on regular occasions. Why is this? YOU deserve such joy. YOU work hard, you give of yourself to the world – now give yourself what others are enjoying on a daily basis. Repeat this mantra: Iced Blackberry Mocha…hummm….Java Chip …oooooommmm…. Chai Tea….aaaahhhhhmmmmm...