thai coffee + 4th of july recipe roundup

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Summer is in full swing people, so far summer has been wonderful, 3 day weekend filled with coffee shops and Paddington. The funniest thing about having him, is people think he’s fake! Sometimes people will come up to us and say that they thought he was a stuffed animal until he moved. Also did you see the trailer for the new Paddington movie? The teaser trailer came out the day after I named the pup. Oh well, the name fits my little fluff to a tee.

Hope everyone is having an amazing summer as well! What are your plans for the 4th of July? Fireworks and a bbq?

Here are some recipes for a chic 4th:

Apple hand pies

Peach Raspberry Squares 

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes 

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Cupcakes with Orange Frosting

Stuffed Jalapinos with Cream cheese, Bacon, and Blackberry Jam 

Soft Pretzels 

Broccoli and Blueberry Slaw

And from around the web:

Floral Ice cubes 

Mango Salsa

Pasta and Fried Zucchini Salad

French Potato Salad

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus 

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1 full french press, use these directions, but use twice as many grounds

1 cup organic cream, preferably un-homogenized

2 tablespoons sugar

4 cardamom pods

Make the french press, let cool. Or if you’re inpatient like me, put it in the freezer to cool.  Place the cream, sugar, and cardamom in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer, turn off the heat, and let it steep for 15 minutes. Let cool.

Pour a steeped cream over a glass of ice. Slowly pour over the coffee if you want a layered effect.

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