Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mosaic table

It's done. Grout is curing. Sealant will be added in a couple of days. Now, if the rain would stop, we might just be able to use it on the deck. I think a tall glass of lemonade or frappuccino would look just great on this.

Home-Made Frappuccino

8 shots of decaf espresso
3/8 cup of sugar
6 cups of low-fat milk
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, to taste
1 tsp. xanthan gum

Combine first four ingredients in blender. If there isn't enough room, leave out some of the milk until the blending is done. With the blender running, gradually sprinkle in the xanthan gum, blending very well. This last ingredient is not strictly necessary, but allows you to get a rich creamy texture out of what is a pretty low-fat beverage. Store in fridge. Serve over ice. Yum!

If you didn't get your kids an espresso machine for Christmas, you can substitute 1 1/2 cups of very strong brewed coffee amplified by about 2 teaspoons of instant coffee. Starbucks Via instant is far and away the best instant I've ever tasted and almost comes close to brewed coffee, and it comes in decaf too now. Which is important, because in my experience most kids love this drink.


  1. gorgeous table!! xo m.

  2. That is beautiful!

  3. Your table looks great!!!

    You can also make cold toddy in the fridge instead of espresso. That makes excellent frappuccinos.


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