One Week of Food (Day Three 4/12/11)

Day Three of the Week of Food was a tasty one.

After an early morning run I had a bowl of snap, crackle, pop! Rice Krispies.

Morning isn’t morning without a good cup of coffee. And a Basset Hound!

Lunch plans changed and instead of having my packed lunch I had a left-over sandwich (from a staff meeting), chips, string cheese, and a cookie! Very beige 😦

I was on my own for dinner, which is always an adventure, but I think I did well. I fired up the grill and BBQ’d some chicken and grilled some asparagus.

I finished off Day Three and the evening with a nice cup of English Breakfast Tea.


One Week of Food (Day One 4/10/11)

It’s that time of the year, the 2nd annual “One Week of Food” in pictures! Glad you can join me again or if you weren’t around last year – welcome!

Typical of me, I forgot to take a picture of breakfast on the first morning until after I was done eating!

For Sunday morning breakfast we made pancakes from scratch with bananas, blueberries and maple syrup. We also made some burnt bacon and apple sausage.

I hadn’t slept well the night before so thankfully Jenny had some iced coffee she shared with me which woke me up during church!

For lunch we had something pretty healthy and that wasn’t a beige color! Grilled cheese on sourdough, sliced mangoes with mango yogurt and salad with toasted pecans, homemade dressing, and feta cheese.

For dinner we ordered from the best pizza in Ventura County – Topper’s. Nice way to round out the weekend, no cooking, not much to clean up, left overs for lunch later in the week!

And finally, a little bit of chocolate ice cream cooled my stomach at the end of the night.

Cat Poop Coffee

Deep in the jungles of Bali there is a cat. A cat that likes to eat coffee beans. Also in those jungles are people who follow after this cat and pick up the coffee beans after they have passed through the cat’s digestive track and are pooped out. These people take these pooped out beans and sell them to coffee makers who in turn bring them to the United States, advertise them as the most wonderful coffee ever and then are able to sell these pooped out coffee beans all ground up and packaged for $600 a pound.

I’m happy to say I didn’t have to pay any money to taste the most expensive coffee in the world. I brewed a small French press of the cat poop coffee, it had a nutty, earthy smell which seemed like the smell it should have. Normally I drink my coffee with cream and sugar (unlike a real man) but I decided to taste this coffee plain, to enjoy it in the raw.

I have to say, it was very smooth, very flavorful, very good coffee, but not as good as Peet’s (which is much cheaper). I ended up adding a little bit of cream to finish off the cup. So all in all, my review of cat poop coffee is this: good, but not worth $600, no coffee is. But it is better than Folgers!