Originally Posted by msmofet
Not sure if I posted these already so bear with me:
Coconut oil cooking spray
Brie, cave aged blue cheese, gouda and smoked gouda cheeses
Hmmm.... Coconut oil cooking spray? I'll have to look for that. I usually get their EVOO spray when I want a spray oil.
Cheese? There are only two places in the universe to get cheese: Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market.
My favorite coffee: Trader Joe's Colombian.
Interesting alternative: Trader Joe's New Mexico Piņon coffee. It's an interesting blend of mostly coffee beans but roasted piņon nuts added.
I usually start my morning with a pot of TJ's Colombian, then eat breakfast, then have a cup of New Mexico Piņon as a chaser. I realized last night that I had depleted all
my coffee except the Piņon, so today I started (and ended with that), but the Piņon is pretty mild an I prefer to start out on the harder stuff.
So my today's travels took me into the proximity of TJ's but not close enough to detour (I was on a mission) but on the way back I passed Whole Foods Market, and of course since it was only 100 feet out of my way I had to stop, and I got some Moka Java, and some Rain Forest Blend. I get only coffee beans, so I ground all the MJ and I know that will be a strong enough of a hit to start out my tomorrow.
I can chase it with some Piņon after breakfast... The Piņon is running low and no TJ Colombian at all so you know I'll have to route a TJ visit into my near future.
By the way, WFM has a slightly better cheese selection than TJ's and I recommend WFM's Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog
. It's a soft cheese that I'm told is poured twice in the same day, morning and evening with slightly different blends to account for the differing conditions (to make them the same instead of having the two layers slightly different). This is the kind of cheese that you buy to eat the crust too. Sadly TJ has nothing like this at all. But happily, many of us have both TJ's and WFM's to be able to go to both.
Meanwhile I have to restock the TJ's Colombian. This has been my staple coffee for at least a dozen years, maybe two decades. IMO for a day-in day-out coffee there will never ever be any coffee better than TJ's Colombian.
And if you are a true coffee lover you MUST have your own grinder. I used to grind daily but lately I usually ground about enough for a week.
I haven't found that refrigerating the ground coffee or not makes any difference.
I have found that you definitely do not want to talk to me in the morning before I've had at least 1-2 cups of coffee! ;) Pity the poor telemarketer who wakes me up on my phone before I've had my coffee!