March 5, 2009
This is what wednesday was like over at the bungalow. Late breakfast of orange-cranberry scones and lemon curd (all home made) and a delicious coffee drink. Our friends Bryce and Brian had seriously gotten into making wicked coffee at home several years ago. We would go over to their place and hone in on their stash all the time... until they decided to move to Toronto because Bryce got a part playing a hobbit in the Lord of the Rings musical.
As a remedy to this loss, we decided to use a bunch of garage sale money from when we first consolidated properties (when you have 2 of everything) and purchase our own little commercial espresso machine. We first got the Rancillio Silvia with a fantastic matching grinder and it provided us with a few years of espresso magic. Then, we decided to upgrade to the Wega Mini Nova and have it plumbed into the water system. We love coffee. And on the urging of Bryce and Brian who are currently still living in Toronto, we are now members at the Merchants of Green Bean. This means we get green beans and roast at home, so coffee is gorgeously fresh and tasty!
The coffee thing is a blessing and a curse. It means that when everybody is out and about and wants Starbucks I'm kind of like, "uh... okay" because I'd rather drink the coffee from my house.
Anyway, after a breakfast, Dougal and I walked over to redbike to pick up the beater Raleigh and then rode it home. The bike guys made a ball out of elastic bands covered in tape for D. After a good romp and putting my Stockholm Design House Carrie basket onto the bike, we were on our way!