Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The perfect iced coffee

Thanks to The Pioneer Woman, I have found the perfect recipe for iced coffee! She even makes a month's supply at once... I knew she was on my blog roll-call for a reason! I could feel our connection when we met. Yes, there's a coffee connection that some people have..... or maybe its just coffee breath.

Check out the recipe here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/06/perfect-iced-coffee/

Now, I still have to get some of that mesh cloth (for the pour-over) before I attempt this, and without a house-full of rugrats, like she has, I don't yet own containers that can hold 5 gallons of mac and cheese (as seen in her pictured recipe version), but I'm sure I can figure something out. :)
Here's to the many beautiful ways to drink java!  Let me know if you put your own spin on it. I certainly will.... I see dark chocolate in my near future!

~ CC

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wife life

 Okay, my husband isn't afraid that someone will eat his sandwich (Friends ref.), and therefore must write his name on his lunch bag, but I couldn't resist this photo opportunity. He looks like he's excited about the first day of school. I absolutely love being Matthew's wife. He appreciates all the little things I do (like making his lunch), which I love to do for him anyway! Even though we are disgustingly loving newly weds, we are actually learning a invaluable lesson of service. We seek to serve each other and put one another before our selves. Regardless of how we are feeling, if we can always remember to find joy in serving one another, we'll never stop having a blast being married. :)

Speaking of making my hubby some yummy food. Check out the homemade pizza I made for dinner the other night utilizing our fresh basil plant and homemade tomato sauce (can of whole peeled tomatoes, EVOO, oregano, onion, garlic, italian seasoning, and some other spices). 

The picture doesn't really do it justice. It was DELICIOUS! Just be sure you have some napkins handy.

~Mrs. CubBuster

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Green Thumb

I've always wanted a garden. I never knew if my thumb would be green, purple, red, or black, but I really wanted to try my hand at growing some fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs. Well, living in an apartment poses a little bit of a problem. No yard = no garden. Or does it......?  

Check it out!  I love having my own fresh herbs at my disposal.

Parsley on the left, the struggling center is Rosemary, and the thriving right is my favorite--Basil!

Matthew and I are enjoying a lot of Caprese salads like we did in Italy!  There's so many great ways to serve tomatoes, fresh mozzerella, and basil!

As I'm crazy busy finishing up my Masters degree in the next 4 weeks, this garden is my connection to the outdoors. I miss the sun sometimes. :( 

~Green ThumbBuster :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Honeymoon Pictures!

I cannot begin to describe the amazing trip to Europe that Matthew and I had. It was an experience of a lifetime, and we were tempted to never return back to America. The food, the culture, the history, the beauty. Ugh.... it was AMAZING! People keep asking us what our favorite place/part of the trip was. It's so tough to say because all the places we visited were so different. I mean we went from a hug city, to snow-capped mountains, to the beach, to small vineyard towns, to another big historic city. It was almost more than the senses could take. I was on joy-overload! If I had to pick though.... I think it would be a tie between Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland and Cinque Terra, Italy. The scenery was just breathtaking. Here's a few pics from our trip, but if you want to see more (and read a little more about the trip, check out our Picasa site.

PARIS: My favorite thing about the city of love = THE FOOD!
The food was incredible, and you walk everywhere, so you can eat anything! :)

I loved seeing all the love in paris!
This dixie-looking cup is what they give you if you want to take your cappuccino "to go."
No one is in a rush to leave the "bar," so no one drinks on the go.  
I loved all the different doors in the European cities!

LAUTERBRUNNEN: My favorite thing = The scenery

CINQUE TERRA: My favorite thing = The food, beauty, and way of life!

FLORENCE/TUSCANY: My favorite thing = The picturesque views

ROME: My favorite thing = the history, the gelato, and seeing one of my best friends!

Oh how amazing it was.... so sad to leave!

~ A very blessed CubBuster! 
 ciao! au revoir!