Tonight’s Uncommon Objects: Aberrant Holiday Yummies

There are 6½ weeks left before New Years. 

You’re welcome.  Now get on it.  Just in case you think you have more time.

Last year I kinda didn’t get through any real plans for the holidays.  This year’s gonna be different.  I’m already thinking on it.

The main thing I want to do right now is bake and make.  I’m pulling out my grandmothers’ recipes, I’m digging for ideas on Pinterest and I’m making up a list to check off – if I don’t lose it.  It’s not just Holiday time here – it’s also going to be hubby’s and my 19th anniversary.

Here are 4 things that have caught my attention or that are on my mind for this year’s celebration.

Paulig Juhla Mokka - Finnish Coffee

Bestest Coffee Ever.

1. Paulig Coffee – Juhla Mokka – Finnish Coffee

This is the bestest coffee on the planet.  Hubby’s and my absolute favorite.  We save this for holidays and special occasions, because the shipping more than doubles the price.  It’s not easy to get in the States.  And look, they’re out of stock at the Finn Store.

Great.  Lucky Finns.

I bet they stockpile it.

2. Pappy’s Sassafras Tea Concentrate

Sassafras tea concentrate is something I grew up loving on special occasions.  Most people haven’t heard of it.  I’ve walked into many a natural foods store asking for it, only to find no one knows what I’m talking about.  But let me tell you – you’re missing out.  Some say it has a root-beer flavor.  And they would be almost right.  Sassafras is actually a common ingredient in proprietary root-beer recipes.  But it is best enjoyed hot or cold as a tea.

My favorite is to blend it with my English Breakfast black tea with milk and a touch of honey.  Simply the best.

3. Chocolate Devastations (TM)

One of my little kitchen alchemy hobbies is chocolate.  And this Pinterest board right here…. has got to be one of the most astounding collections of gourmet, higher-end chocolate recipes I’ve seen. 

☛  ☚

I feel like each of these could be displayed and sold at a high-end chocolatier.

I just want to lick the screen.

I’m totally making some of these recipes for the holidays.  If you like chocolate, you should follow that board too.

4.  Madhava Organic Agave – Flavored Coffee Sweetener

OMG, this stuff is the bomb.  They have lots of agave products that I have not tried.  But the ones I have are specifically the Hazelnut, Vanilla and Salted Caramel flavors.  My local HEB (grocery) store carries them.  They are amazing.

I love to mix them with my unsweetened coconut flavored soda water.  I know it sounds like I’m breaking the rules, but the coconut blends so well with the hazelnut! Refreshing.

That’s it for now.  Stayed tuned for future Uncommon Objects and Aberrant Things.



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5 responses to “Tonight’s Uncommon Objects: Aberrant Holiday Yummies

  1. hmmm… fragrant aromas tantalize the senses of my imagination… dang… you’re good!

  2. Snoskred

    Hey there, I found you via the NaBloPoMo blogroll.

    I need a chocolate and coffee break now. 🙂 I think I might make a chocolate and coffee frappe, with yoghurt. It is nearly 100F (40C) here today. 🙂

    As part of NaBloPoMo I try to comment on as many participating blogs as I can, and I also add participating blogs to my feed reader. So I’m just dropping by to let you know I’ve added your blog to my feedreader, I’m reading you loud and clear.

    I have created three bundles on Inoreader so that bloggers can easily visit other participating NaBloPoMo bloggers which you can find here –

    Your blog is in the second bundle.. I have a link up going at my place so my readers can find participating blogs which you are more than welcome to add your blog link to.

    Looking forward to seeing your posts. You may see me drop by again during November, but it might be December before I finish my first drop by to blogs if I don’t get faster at leaving comments. 🙂

    Happy NaBloPoMo to you!

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