coffee

Latte Art w/ Homemade Almond Milk

This morning I was lucky to have some homemade almond milk left over and decided pull a shot of espresso and foam some milk.  Usually almond milk doesn’t foam up enough micro foam to allow my amateur skills to be able to do any sort of latter art.  This morning, I was able to finally […]

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coffee

Latte Art #4

It’s been a while since I could pull a good shot and pour a decent piece of latte art.  My last good one was #3 and I’ve gone through one pound of coffee without coming up with a pretty rossetta.  But today I’m getting 2 pounds to try again.

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coffee

Latte Art Lesson #1

Recently I’ve been thinking that it would be cool one day if I became a part time barista.    The art/craft of making expresso interested me after I listened to 2 podcasts from pf.net and coffeegeek.com.  There is a 3rd wave coffee movement to lift up the consumption of coffee to the level of the wine […]

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yahoo

link: “Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.”

http://happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2012/05/happiness-without-a-good-work-ethic-is-pretty-impossible/ via Byline Happiness interview: Hugh MacLeod. Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness: how to find happiness in work; how to have the courage to be yourself, do […]

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engineer, yahoo, ycn

Flips and Jumps at Acrosports Gym in San Francico : My First Published And Paid Writing on Yahoo! Contributor Network

Yahoo! bought a company named Associated Content, which was recently changed to Yahoo! Contributor Network. I am the software architect on the backend content management system for Yahoo! Media and actively working with the engineer trying to integrate the great tools from Associated Content into the Yahoo! infrastructure. In order to truly understand the power […]

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coffee

Passsion For Coffee

Getting the fever for coffee this week, this photo is a latte art pour I made 2 am last night 1) I watchd Black Gold, a movie about coffee farmers and Ethiopia 2) I ran 5 miles round trip to Blue Bottle coffee for an espresso and latte 3) I’m considering buying a $1,899 home […]

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inspiration

passionate about anything

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about, as long as you have the passion in your eyes and your heart.   For many years in my life, I was passionless.    If I had a weekend free, I would not know what to do with that time. My recent passion is all about latte art, good […]

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inspiration, parenting

Passionate About Anything

It doesn’t matter what you are passionate about, as long as you have the passion in your eyes and your heart.   For many years in my life, I was passionless.    If I had a weekend free, I would not know what to do with that time. My recent passion is all about latte art, good […]

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parenting

Kate’s PTA Meeting

Today I met with Kate’s French teachers.  Some cool highlights Kate is the leader in the advance French group Kate is well liked by all her classmates Kate is like a flower while the others are bees around her.  She doesn’t seek out friends, others seek her out She was very shy before, but she […]

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coffee, travel

Coffee Obsessed In Copenhagen

The photo is of Reg Barber tampers I saw in Risterit in Denmark.. ooooo.. soo cool.  I’ve been hearing about these babies on coffeegeek all week. Ok, I’ve been obssessed with coffee lately.  Listening to coffeegeek and http://www.portafilter.net podcasts talking about professional baristas, bean roasting, barista competitions.  The 2006 barista champion actually works in Copenhagen. […]

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food

Handrolled Pasta At Furenzu

Yummy! Saturday night we decided to make fresh pasta by hand. The recipe is very simple, most of the work is in the rolling out of the dough. It usually helps to have the traditional rolling pin to flatten out large area but having the small roller is a must in order to shape the […]

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coffee

Making Hand Dripped Coffe

I’m going through another crazy phase in my life.  I’m getting into coffee again after a hiatus of about a year or so. I used to be the barista for my friends and family with this little Gaggia Classic .  This little puppy really served me well.  Even though there was a lot of manually […]

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exercise, running, san francisco

run: Hayes Ashbury

I had no plans for this Saturday’s run so I just let it flow.  Here was the route and it turned out to be really enjoyable. Folsom & 4th to Market & Larkin Log: 1.5 mile Run thru the Civic Center Plaza under the row of trees. Log .4 mile along Fell to Ashbury Log: […]

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