The smell is sweet and bitter all at once, but it also more than that. As I inhale the warmth of my coffee I acknowledge the smell of marshmallow and chocolate. I have heard of rocky road bars and rocky road ice cream but not rocky road coffee! I wonder how the flavour holds up as I bring the rim of my mug to my lips. Should I sprinkle small marshmallows on the top and drizzle it with a tiny bit of liquid chocolate? I don’t, but I do allow that first mouthful to disappear while I take time to inspect the flavour. It is a mild coffee bass that is not bitter like the smell suggests. It is mild and earthy with a little tang at the end. Perhaps this is the rocky road nut being represented. There is nothing sweet in the taste, but I drink my coffee black. Perhaps adding a sweetener would complement the sweet notes that are present in the smell. There is nothing of chocolate in the flavour either. However, it is smooth and easy to drink.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I tried 3 flavours of coffee from Brooklyn Bean Roastery: Brooklyn Cheesecake cherry cheesecake flavour, Praline Dream vanilla caramel flavour and Big Kahuna macadamia nut white chocolate flavour. Did you try and new flavours of coffee this week?
If we were having coffee I would share my reading line up with you.
- Janet Evanovich’s Look Alive Twenty-Five from the Plum Series
- Janet Evanovich’s Twisted Twenty-Six from the Plum Series
- Janet Evanovich’s The Scam from the Fox & O’Hare Series
- Janet Evanovich’s The Pursuit from the Fox & O’Hare Series
- Janet Evanovich’s The Big Kahuna from the Fox & O’Hare Series
- Terry Brooks Ilse Witch the Voyage of Jerle Shannara trilogy book 1
- Terry Brooks Antrax the Voyage of Jerle Shannara trilogy book 2
- Terry Brooks Morgawar the Voyage of Jerle Shannara trilogy book 3
I imagine this will keep me reading until well into the New Year simply because my reading time has been almost non-existent. However, I am excited to read all these titles so we shall see how it goes. What are you reading?
If we were having coffee I would share this picture of Maddi. She absolutely has to involve herself in whatever activity the children are involved with. Today she was playing super dog!
If we were having coffee I would share that my son and I got our COVID test results and they were negative. That said, the first time being sick since March was a truly exhausting experience COVID or not. I am happy to report that we are feeling better and isolation from this round of cold/flu is complete.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I don’t mind aging and I don’t mind the number changing each year because it is just one more level of experience. Last October I reached level 40. However that said, I pulled my calf muscle walking down the stairs. Not really sure what happened, but it made me think of the chiropractor last year when he said to me, “Do you think you are over doing it? Typically, my clients your age…” I remember looking around the room a bit confused about who he was talking to and thinking Dude I am only a few years older then you! Anyway, that little calf muscle incident coupled with the fact that I need hip surgery and other health things that I have noticed this year got me to thinking about aging and being 40. I joked with my husband that he should stay 39 because I turned 40 and things are starting to fall apart. So, in fear that 41 and up will require me to be held together with Gorilla Glue and Duct Tape I have decided that I am going to celebrate my 40th birthday AGAIN this year and every year after. When my husband asked what I would like for my birthday this year I requested a cupcake with a “Happy 40th Again” note on it. So, this year I will be on level 41 but I will only be 40 again, ha-ha!
If we were having coffee I would smile and explain that the coffee pot acts like an object that indicates whose turn it is to speak. If we were having coffee I would pass you the coffee pot eager to hear what you have to share.
By Shari Marshall – 2020
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