Monthly Archives: November 2014

Vietnamese Coffee

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It is finally cold enough in Texas to thoroughly enjoy a steaming cup of coffee without sweating. My Vietnamese friend taught me the secret to good coffee: condensed milk!!!

Hot Vietnamese Coffee Recipe

✰ Coffee Pot Way:

◦ Chicory coffee or a strong french roast
◦ Water to brew coffee
◦ Condensed milk

  1. Brew a pot of strong coffee
  2. Add in 2 tablespoons of condensed milk per cup of coffee
  3. Stir and enjoy!

✰ Traditional Way:

◦ 1.5 tbs chicory coffee or a strong french roast
◦ 1/2 cup hot water
◦ 2 tbs condensed milk
◦ Single cup filter / brewer (Phin)
◦ 8 oz glass cup

  1. Add in 2 tablespoons of condensed milk to glass cup.
  2. Place single cup filter over cup and spoon in 1.5 tbs grounded coffee. Add the filter piece and press down.
  3. First add a small amount of hot water and wait for it to seep into the coffee. Then add the rest of the water to the top of the filter cup unit. Cover filter unit with cap/lid.
  4. Allow 3-5 minutes for the coffee to drip. *drum your fingers*
  5. Remove cap and set filter unit on top. Stir and enjoy!

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My Bunny Rabbit Painting

I first got introduced to painting in art class in school like everyone else. However, I never thought I would pick it up again since paint is expensive and you have to have paint of each color and what not. Then, my sister gave me my first painting kit for Christmas one year. It was the Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint-It! Kit. It only had 6 colors (Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide, Deep Green Permanent) plus a big tube of titanium white. Unfortunately the umber had somehow dried into a weird blob (that was still wet but unable to mix or paint with) but this kit got me hooked!

The kit also came with a 5×7 canvas board which is very small by most people’s standards but it was perfect for me. I love painting small detailed items. However, I have completed bigger pieces. My latest was a 12×16 painting for a dear friend.

Textured bunny laying in a grassy field

Rabbit Painting fin Nov2014

rabbit painting progress – it looks like a brown seal instead of a bunny

 

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