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Today’s drinkie…


Since I requested No More Chocolate Bars from Mr. Enabler, he likes to pick up these Starbucks DoubleShot drinks for me instead (should I tell him that’s enabling, and probably more addictive than chocolate???).

I like the taste of these better than the bottled frappucino, which is cloyingly sweet with an artificial aftertaste (and none of the texture of a REAL frappu).  But the doubleshots, like the name suggests, are MUCH too strong – and again, naturally, no icy “blenderized” texture.

So I mix it in the blender – to “stretch” the drink, water it down, and give it some texture.  No big cost savings with this one – these drinks are pretty pricey to begin with.

Here’s the magic formula for today:

  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tin starbucks doubleshot = approx 192mL, poured into 2-cup measure
  • add milk to 2-cup measure make 300ml (guess that would be about 110 mL, right?)
  • 2 tsp sugar

Blend and blend and then blend no more.


Consume with delicious garden-herb and tomato omelette!  :-)))

Sorry my posts are so shallow right around now… it’s not that I’m not having deep thoughts this week.  In fact, quite the opposite.

The weekend with Dennis Prager, on top of a lot of blog-world reading and our own personal circumstances, have given me much too much deep stuff to think about.  So I am drowning my own depths for the time being in coffee smoothies…

What are the depths?

Put briefly, I am troubled by the tremendous effort required in remaining a committed “Jew in the middle.”  And troubled by the rejection this means from the mainstream Jewish community here which is normative to an extreme and becoming more so by the second, it seems.

More anon.  It’s also tough to think when my brain is hot.