Want to see two of my new favorite kitchen gadgets?
I love this stovetop espresso maker!
I love a good latte. I love the mix of perfectly brewed espresso, steamed milk, and that little bit of froth.
But I do not enjoy the $3-4 per latte that I end up spending at coffeehouses.
I’ve been wanting an espresso maker for home, but we’re seriously lacking in counter space, so I knew I could never actually have one of the big, bulky machines.
The stovetop espresso maker was the perfect solution. I had just enough space in one of our cabinets to store it when it’s not being used, and I also moved a few things around to fit this frother ;)
Just check out that foam!
I don’t have the time to make a latte at home every morning, but I love having the option now.
Plus, it’s just one more way I can make a new thing at home, save some money, and know exactly what I’m getting.
And today, a big cup of coffee was definitely needed. It’s been a crazy morning!
Nick and I got up and went running (woohoo!), came home, showered, made breakfast, and got ready for work. But when I sat down to start working, my computer didn’t load right, so I had to restore it/back it up and wait for it to be ready. Oh well – everything is working now :)
This morning, I made myself a frothy coffee – just regular coffee made in our syphon with some steamed/frothed milk.
The best part about this frother? You can have it froth and heat your milk or just froth it/whisk it and keep it cold! I am in love.
Even though it’s sweltering today, I wanted some hot coffee and a big oatmeal pancake.
The oatmeal pancake was the normal recipe:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
Cook it in a skillet, flip once, eat!
This morning, I topped it with some White Chocolate Wonderful and diced local peach.
Sweet, salty, melty. Yum.
The perfect post-run breakfast!