Coffee and a Movie

Remember my first post, the one that launched this blog?  I still can’t pronounce the name of that volcano.  It seems that I am not alone, and am, in fact, in the overwhelming majority.  If you really want to try, you can jump over to this website and actually hear it being pronounced.  I have to admit, after hearing the name over and over again, I think I’m still going to call it “That Volcano With the Unpronounceable Name.”

I’ve pretty much forgotten all about Eyjafjallajoekull (thank God for cut and paste there), and Ju-boy’s story of being stranded in England has also been demoted to the family apocrypha (he only tells it about once a day now).  This morning, however, I couldn’t help but be amazed at a time-lapse video posted on my friend Avital’s blog, This and That.    Avital is a talented amateur photographer.  She blogs about her various hobbies and I have to admit I certainly envy her needlework. 

This morning, with coffee cup in hand, I watched this video several times.  Such a pretty little volcano, does it even realize the havoc it caused a few weeks ago?

I’ve actually been to Iceland, it’s aptly named.  We were there in the summer of 1970 and there are pictures of my brother and me running around in shorts and heavy sweaters.  Watching this video brought back memories of freezing in the summer, so I was grateful for the cup of coffee in hand.

My actual mug, won in a contest on Recipezaar

I used to be a major coffee snob, buying the best beans, grinding them myself, looking down my nose at people who drank instant coffee.  But my taste in coffee has deteriorated over the years.  I still buy good coffee, but now it’s of the instant variety.  How the snobby have fallen!  Back in 2003 I was on a no-carb diet.  It worked wonderfully, but makes you very cranky.  Coffee helped me get through the day.  Back then I posted this recipe on Recipezaar, but that mug of coffee has evolved to what I drink today.

Luscious Mug of Coffee (the Miriyummy version, 2010)

1 heaping teaspoon instant espresso (I use a tablespoon, actually, but am being gentle with you)

1 cup boiling water

1/4 cup cream (not milk, not skim milk, real cream)

  • Place coffee in mug.
  • Add boiling water.
  • Stir.
  • Add sugar to taste (I like my coffee without sugar).
  • Stir. 
  • Add cream. 
  • Stir.
  • Aaaaaaahhhhhh!

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Posted on 26 May 2010, in Beverages, Coffee, Low Carb, Passover and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. katieintheup

    I just recently discovered Starbucks instant coffee…not bad! Perfect for a quick cup at work 🙂 I guess I’m still a coffee snob though. I should have bought a coffee mug…they will be antique one day…people will ask recipe what??
    Thank you for sharing your blog with me 🙂


    • I really am not a fan of Starbucks, I find American chain coffee in general to be too bitter. Here in Israel we have a wonderful cafe culture, and the coffee is rich and creamy. I actually have three of those mugs, and an apron. And a tote bag. Where is that blushing smiley when you need it. Recipe who?


  2. suzwuzhere

    see, now that’s a recipe.


  3. suzeandmoshe

    thats my kind of dish!


  4. hmm– i can;t pronounce the volcano (is it wrong that i didn’t even try?) but i do love the coffee recipe. i am still a coffee snob and i love that you posted a picture of your fab mug! love it! 🙂


  5. Mmmm….I love coffee….and I love easy no-fuss recipes even more….so this looks like a winner.
    Where, if I may ask, do you buy your instant espresso? Which brand?


    • I buy the Nescafe Gold Espresso. I find it has the best flavors out of all the instant espressos I’ve seen here, including Davidoff and Jacobs. I get my jar at the Supersol Deal in Ra’anana. It can be a bit pricey, but worth it, IMO. At the Supersol Deal it cost me NIS 38, but I’ve seen it as high as NIS 49 at the local makolet.


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