Monday, August 22, 2011

The Turkish Bath-house

"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle." Honore de Balzac (1799-1859)

Want an interesting variation on a socially acceptable fix? Try this.

Grind up a goodly size of your favorite dark roasted beans with a small amount of cardimom and dried coconut. I use a mortar and pestle but motorized is fine. Bring a cup of water , pinch of saffron and a cup of evaporated milk to a boil.

Use a french press. If you do not you are an unwashed barbarian and should probably be shot.

Add equal parts raw honey and maple syrup. Bit of cinnamon.

My elaboration on the "Turkish Bathhouse" continues.


  1. That is my new favorite quote of all time. I love coffee! I'll sneak one in between looking through houses for rent in Cincinnati Ohio later. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll probably brew a cup before working on new homes for sale.

    1. Amazing!I also wish him good luck to defend his gold medal. I like to share it with all my friends and hope they will also encourage him.
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