For the past couple of months it was getting harder and harder for me to drink coffee.
I’m not quite sure why but I could barely get through one cup of coffee before I had to tap out. I could tell it was too much caffeine and I had to stop.
Before I used to drink two cups in the morning, not because I needed it, but because it was a nice little treat. Then all of the sudden my body just said no. I’ll pass on the coffee thanks.
Scott on the other hand, needed it. If he didn’t have it then he would get the horrible debilitating caffeine headaches. So we had coffee each morning so Scott could get through his day.
Lately though, he also didn’t seem to want much coffee. Last month he was on a business trip and away for a week. His travel companions didn’t drink coffee and so there was none to be had in the rental house they were staying in. He went out for coffee once and didn’t have coffee the rest of the trip.
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You all know that I love a good rub down. Personally I’ll take a well rubbed hunk of animal over a marinated one any day of the week.
And twice on Sundays please.
Because of this I’m constantly creating new rubs and trying out different seasoning combos.
One that I couldn’t get out of my head was using coffee grounds in the rub.
If we had a compost pile or actually planted things around the house, those coffee grinds would be put to good use. For now they end up getting tossed and I feel like that is such a waste. I’ve been looking for new uses for them.
Some are to eat and some are for the body.
I decided to try out some of the grounds in a rub and both of us were pretty pleased with the results.
Andrea’s Coffee and Cocoa Dry Rub
- 1TBSP Coffee Grounds (whatever you used that morning is fine)
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While Scott was away coding his little heart out, I was forced to make my own coffee. I realize that this isn’t a very serious problem to most of the world but to me it’s highly annoying.
I like having my coffee ready for me and I don’t really want to have to worry about the process of getting it into my cup. So here I was making crap coffee for myself when I decided to fancy it up just a bit. I have some raw cocao nibs here, which briefly, is raw unprocessed chocolate. I ground up the nibs in with the coffee beans and then brewed the coffee.
Newest pasta experiment. Recipe soon!
My new running shoes. They are a brand new style of shoe for me and provide a completely different running experience.