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Pete Martell: "How do you like your coffee?"
Special Agent Cooper: "Blacker than midnight on a moonless night."
Pete Martell: "...pretty black."

Special Agent Cooper: "MMM, that's damn fine coffee!"
Always did disagree with Coop about how to take coffee. It should first be made as black as midnight, but then? You need to add a little something special.

I mentioned my fridge is broken, right? I can now afford to replace it, but I've got used to not having one, and, well, I'm almost certainly moving soon so pointless. Anyway, last night, I made myself a cup of coffee, but the milk was off. Pas de problem, I can do something special. Y'see, Tesco seem to have over ordered Carte d'Or Vanilla this summer. Normally, a little pricey, and not a brand I normally get, nor a flavour (Green and Black's Orange Chocolate please. Or Ben and Jerry's). But, if it's on two-for-one? I'll buy that for, well, a bit more than a dollar TBH.

Mat, what has ice cream to do with coffee?

Well, y'see, little trick I picked up on from a Slovenian friend (really should have tried to keep in touch with her, ah well). Instead of adding milk, add ice cream to your coffee. She called it 'iced coffee', but it's not Greek Frappé style, it's real ice cream in real coffee. The more expensive the ice cream, and the better quality the coffee, the better this works.

Put in about two spoonfulls of ice cream into a nearly full mug of coffee, stir gently and allow to melt. Use a spoon to eat the froth off the top, then drink the coffee. The froth? A mixture of cream and coffee taste, much better than from a latte or a cappucino. The coffee itself? Soooo gooooodddd...

I'm about to make my second mug of this evening. Um, this may effect my ability to sleep properly this week. Ah well, off work next week, of to Londres. [livejournal.com profile] nadriel? We may need to investigate a cheap way to get you a freezer compartment for some ice cream.

Date: 2006-09-20 08:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] js84.livejournal.com
Costa Coffee do this. They call them Frescatos (frescati?) which, when you can see how they make it, seem to be nothing more than a shot of espresso with a scoop of ice cream.

Date: 2006-09-20 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadriel.livejournal.com
A freezer compartment like the one I have in my fridge?

Date: 2006-09-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shakalooloo.livejournal.com
Yes, you really ought to.

Date: 2006-09-21 08:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nadriel.livejournal.com
Well, if you come on Saturday or Sunday, you'd best do it in the morning, or else meet me in London, where I'll be in the afternoon and evening.

Date: 2006-09-21 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] granjero.livejournal.com
Bah, you're rubbish at replying to texts. Toby is driving down so that's sorted out (though the excitement of navigation remains.) I even have a Dwarf deck built and ready to go for you. And the rumour is the Rob Crowe doesn't play anymore.

Just come! Laurence and me talking crap for an hour in the car is an opportunity not to be missed!

Date: 2006-09-22 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] granjero.livejournal.com
Er, might be off for a round of golf in the afternoon (how posh am I?) But nothing after that. Feel free to text/ring if you wanna do something (don't bother posting here, i won't check it for the rest of the weekend): if it helps you can probably come down Saturday, park the car and crash overnight then catch a ride on Sunday.


Date: 2006-09-21 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caramel-betty.livejournal.com
It's a waste of good ice-cream, or even bad ice-cream, youfilthy coffee drinking freak.

Date: 2006-09-21 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caramel-betty.livejournal.com
Tea or hot chocolate.

Date: 2006-09-21 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dainul.livejournal.com
/me is inclined to agree

Date: 2006-09-21 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeriecween.livejournal.com
Mmmm sounds good... pity I have no ice cream and, *little cough* no coffee either.

Have you decided when you're gonna be in London yet? you coming in the train or the car? Am I going to see you whilst your around?

If you want to stay for a night in reading I have a guest room now.

Date: 2006-09-22 12:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faeriecween.livejournal.com
I know I sell coffee- tis just that i forget to get my freevie most weeks at the moment. Silly me. As soon as I remember to grab it I shall buy some ice cream and indulge. Alternatively I have both coffee and vanilla ice cream at work so when I go back on Wednesday I shall have some then.

I cannae afford to go to either of the events sadly. :o( Immensely tight month as had to pay deposit for the 'guest room'. Bah. if you want to come over then Sunday evening or monday would be better as I'm off monday and tuesday. If I could get hold of Lucie to organise seeing her then hat would also be quite good.

Call me sometime to organise- tis easier that way as only have limited internet time here at mummys.
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

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