The other day was cold and blustery. And nothing makes a cat want to cuddle on a bed like a howling wind. My little Gus was sleeping on my bed in worm fashion: right on his tummy, all of his legs pulled in so it looked like he didn’t even have limbs, and his chin pressed against the bed. It didn’t look comfortable at all, but he was purring. That cat is chill, but that cat is weird. 🙂
Cats are the kings and queens of relaxation. They turn it into an art. Personally when I want to relax there is nothing like coffee, a good book, or maybe something British on Netflix.
Coffee is a beautiful elixir of joy…or maybe I should call it a beautiful elixir of joy that I can’t drink after noon or I ruin any chance of sleeping that night. 🙂 Do you have your ol’ reliable drink whenever you go into a coffee shop? Do you always say you’re going to try something different, but then come out with the same old thing? Back when I got on the coffee bandwagon I always went for the lattes and mochas that had as much added flavoring as they could possibly fit in there. Like, for instance, the turtle mocha. Then I changed to just a straight mocha. Then I was in chai town for a while.
Now whenever I want something that’s not just straight coffee I go for this beauty: the cafe miel. Have you ever had one before? It’s a latte flavored with cinnamon and sweetened just slightly with honey. I LOVE it. Of course I eat more cinnamon in a month then most people eat in a year, so it was no surprise that I was drawn to it. It has just enough sweetness to keep you satisfied, but not so overly sweet that you can’t have a scone on the side. I have the biggest sweet tooth in the world, but even I can’t have a surgery mocha and a baked treat at the same time. It’s like that feeling of having one pancake too many. You know what I mean. 😉
Of course you can customize this to your liking, adding or reducing the amount of honey. It’s your relaxing beverage, after all. 😀 I’m imaging myself sipping on this and reading Mary Oliver poems. There may or may not be a slice of French silk pie in that hypothetical. 🙂
- 10 oz milk of your choice
- Shot of espresso
- 1 tsp honey, or more to taste
- ⅛-1/4 tsp cinnamon, depending on preference
- In a small saucepan over low heat combine milk, honey, and cinnamon. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the milk reaches between 155-165 degrees F.
- Pour the shot of espresso into a coffee mug, then add 8 oz of the milk and stir.
- With remaining 2 oz of milk, use a frothing tool to make the milk foamy, then pour it on top of your drink. Alternatively, if you do not have a frothing tool you can add all the milk at once and stir.