Lately I’ve been trying to give up coffee…or at least to decrease the amount I drink. It’s not so much the caffeine (although the older I get the more caffeine affects me in a negative way); but rather it’s that (as I have confessed previously) I use coffee as a cream and sugar delivery system!
So, what’s a girl who loves a warm beverage – especially late-afternoon – to do? Well, a lavender steamer is one option.
Here’s what I did:
I poured one cup of skim milk in a saucepan and added to it 1 Tablespoon of culinary lavender.
Then I strained it and used a whisk to give it a little froth.
It was perfect! It turned out to be a not-too-sweet, warm beverage that’s perfect for late-afternoon. The lavender has a great calming/relaxing effect and a wonderful aroma. And you know we eat/drink with our eyes and nose before we even put anything into our mouths.
I must confess that as I write this post I am sitting at Panera Bread with a cup of coffee in hand. I met a friend for coffee this morning and decided to stay and write. I was soooo glad for the opportunity to catch up with my long-time friend, Tracey. In an effort not to let too much time pass before we meet again, we’ve already scheduled our next meeting!
So yes, I fell off the wagon and am having coffee. It is decaf, but it does have half-and-half and sugar in it. Hey, aren’t you glad to know that I’m not perfect?!!