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Coffee Places

I do like coffee. Interestingly, I used to not drink coffee, or tea, when I was growing up. I started when I was working at Tivoli. I noticed many of my co-workers gathering in the kitchen area for coffee and just chatting. I really got intrigued and just got into it.

But as much as I wanted to get into it, it being coffee, it just didn’t taste right. Many told me that it was an acquired taste. Which I found baffling – why would I want to try anything that requires me to “acquire a taste” for. There are so many yummy things that I never had to “acquire” the taste for. They were just delicious.

Anyway, I gave in – and put all the cream and sugar that the beverage would take to make it drinkable.

Over the years my taste for coffee has changed. I now take my coffee black and without sugar / sweetener. For a while I was really into Latte and Mocha Latte, both of which I find very good, but don’t care for either too often. If I am looking for a specialty coffee, I look for a cordato.

– manzoor

Austin Coffeehouses

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Salsa

Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup grape tomatoes, chopped (10 to 12)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
  • 3 medium avocados, diced
  • 1/2 finely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Black pepper

Directions
Combine the tomatoes, pineapple, avocados, onion, cilantro, lime juice, red pepper flakes and garlic salt in a medium bowl. Add pepper to taste. Serve with lime tortilla chips.

Recipe courtesy Trisha Yearwood

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/avocado-salsa-recipe.html

Strawberry Tomato Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, strawberries, green onions and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and salt; gently stir into tomato mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 cups.

Strawberry Tomato Salsa

– manzoor

Chili

We have a chili cook-off at work and I “foolishly” signed up šŸ˜¦ Now I’m stuck coming up with a recipe that:

  • will work the first
  • Does NOT need a slow cooker / crockpot

– manzoor

  • Betty Crocker
    • Tasty and spicy chili made with beef and beans
  • CHOW
    • Easy Slow Cooker Chili
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