Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe-Joe’s

Have you ever experienced the flavor of a matcha green tea latte in a cookie? Well, that’s what you’ll get with the new Matcha Joe-Joe’s from Trader Joe’s. If you’re not familiar with matcha, it’s basically a concentrated powdered green tea. It’s gotten pretty popular among Millennials, but it’s definitely an acquired taste. You really…

What You Didn’t Know About Maple Syrup

One of my little joys in life is the magical elixir that is maple syrup. I’m not talking about Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth’s or any of that colored corn syrup; I’m talking about the real-deal straight-from-the-maple goo that makes any breakfast (or cocktail, dessert, roast) 10x better. You may wonder why maple syrup is…

Dark & (Tropical) Stormy Cocktails

I love ginger beer. It’s a little spicy, it’s tangy, it’s got great carbonation and it’s pretty refreshing. So naturally, I’m a big fan of Moscow mules. I’ve also grown to love the Dark & Stormy, a combination of ginger beer, rum and lime. When I discovered Plantation Pineapple Rum Stiggins Fancy (learn a bit more…

Why the Creamiest Ice Cream is Made with Nitrogen

Nitrogen ice cream. It might sound like a strange combination, and you may not think that nitrogen would help to create some of the creamiest, densest ice cream you’ve tasted, but you’d be wrong. Nitrogen ice cream is more than just a passing Instagram trend, it’s an ingenious way to create fresh ice cream to…

Pour Over Coffee Best Practices

If you frequent the ever-popular hipster coffee shops popping up all around the U.S., you may have noticed pour over coffee as a menu item. If you’re unfamiliar, pour over coffee is made using a cone-shaped sort of device that sits atop the cup or carafe, that’s fitted with a paper or metal filter. Hot…

Blueberry Almond Waffles

Weekends, or in this particular case, canceled classes, mean waffles. In college, waffles have been a saving grace for me, as they’re pretty simple and cheap to make, but offer a feeling of comfort, luxury, and overall hominess. For this recipe, I used Melissa Clark’s Easy Weekend Waffles recipe as a base to customize from….

Blood Orange Margaritas

Inspired by National Margarita Day last week (Feb. 22 in case you want to mark your calendars for next year), I decided to make use of some clearance produce at my local grocery store — blood oranges. Blood oranges are in season from December through May, so they’re a great winter citrus to brighten up…

What You Need to Know About Olive Oil

This past week, I decided to do a little research into an ingredient that I use every single day — olive oil. Why do I use it every day? Well aside from the fact that I cook every day, I generally prefer the taste of olive oil, the supposed health benefits, and as a college…

The Healthyish Feel Good Food Plan: Week Two

After week one, I was feeling pretty invested in the Feel Good Food Plan, as we had really enjoyed the recipes, they were very produce-heavy, and with sizable portions, they left me feeling full but light on my feet. The only thing that was really tiring me out about the plan was the way that…

The Healthyish Feel Good Food Plan: Week One

To kick off the new year and a new semester of college, I decided to challenge myself to complete The Feel Good Food Plan by Bon Appétit’s new platform Healthyish. The plan included 10 dinner recipes, lunch prep recipes and breakfast ideas; all produce-forward for a healthy take on meals. The site included a handy…

Make Your Own Iced Dirty Chai

Now that it finally feels like spring here in Fort Collins, my craving for iced coffeehouse beverages has begun. I’ll be spending my first summer here while I work and take extra classes, (maybe intern as well), and I’ve already begun experimenting with caffeinated iced drinks to get me through my 7:30 a.m. typography class…