Brrrr... An unseasonable cold snap has brought a blanket of subnormal temperatures to the neighborhood this week.
Under normal conditions my peonies would typically bloom on or around May 20th. This year the drought-like weather from our dry spring slowed down the process.
Just starting to form mature flower heads, the plants were induced into a sleepy coma by a couple of fifty degree days. Even colder nights have refrigerated these buds, protecting until a wave of warm air opens them up later this week.
As you know peonies in my yard means that very soon
there'll be a photoshoot of pinky little girls surrounded by a flutter
of peony petals... that will be a post to watch for!
The second tool is the frother, the Nespresso Aeroccino Plus. Again, from Williams-Sonoma, but they do still sell this one for $99. GRAB IT now, it is the bomb. I have had one since 2007 and could not live without it.
Secret Hint: SKIM MILK, only, makes the best froth.
And lastly, the cinnamon. A natural boost to metabolism, ground cinnamon should be a part of every daily diet
and this is great way to take yours...
So, how to do it? Start your froth and preheat your coffee machine.
Pour the all of froth and milk into the bottom of a coffee mug, I like
glass for the "show". Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and place in brew
position. Select the most concentrated brew your machine offers (the
fewest ounce brew) and drip directly over the mug of froth. Viola!