Sunday, September 7, 2008


Pioneer Woman is my hands down favorite blog. I check her website before I check my email. I love, love, love her writing style.
I could go on & on...but that would be kind of stalker style, so I won't. But, (I love butts) she recently requested that her lovely readers ask her whatever question they've been dying to know regarding her culinary skills. Since I couldn't ask her to come live at my house & cook with me Rachel Ray style everyday, I asked a simple question.
And you know what?
She answered it. More than a thousand comments & mine was answered.

I feel like the popular kid in the blogosphere high school just invited me to the Party of the Year!

So, here is my question & The Esteemed Pioneer Woman's response.

For a coffee lover, I haven’t seen an iced coffee recipe…and since it’s my current obsession, do YOU have one?
I’m an iced coffee lover—I drink it every morning. Here’s what I do: Grind a pound of coffee beans. Put the coffee grounds in a large pitcher. Fill it with warm water, cover the pitcher with a towel, and let it steep for at least 12 hours on the kitchen counter. Then I strain it with a very fine mesh strainer into a container with a lid. Then I store it in the fridge and use it over the next couple of weeks. To make the iced coffee, I fill a glass with ice, then fill the glass half full with the cold coffee-liquid-concoction-potion stuff. Then I splash cold milk—or, if I’m feeling particularly naughty, half & half—over the top, and stir in a tiny bit of sugar. Oh, lawsie MERCY, it’s good. You can also just mix in water if you don’t like creamy iced coffee. You can also mix in ICE CREAM if you want to sell your soul.

Knowing that PW makes her own iced coffee too (and it's just as serious a process as mine) made my day. If you haven't read her, you really should check her out. Her recipes are easy, & fun. Written in a style that makes people like me look like Martha in the kitchen. (With a lot less perfection than Martha)
I won't get started on her photography. Go see it for yourself. And swoon.

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