Thursday, May 24, 2012

paper bags and coffee grounds...

 I figured it was high time I shared my new popcorn way of life with all of you!  I have learned many things from pinterest, including this way complicated recipe for brown bag popcorn.  Just kidding, it is the simplest thing ever.  You may never buy pre packaged microwave popcorn again.  I haven't in months.
This is what you need:
brown paper sandwich bags
popcorn kernels (I have preferred Amish Popcorn or Orville Redenbacher)
whatever you want to put on it when done (I melt extra virgin coconut oil and add pink salt)

Everyone's microwave is different, so you may need to tweak the time for popping

*place 1/4 cup of kernels in a brown paper sandwich bag, fold top over two or three times or fasten with scotch tape
*microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes or stop when the kernels stop popping
*pour finished corn in a bowl and add melted butter or cocnut oil or whatever you want and season with salt

It's that easy!  No unnecessary fats like in the prepackaged and much cheaper!  You gotta try this!
I have also  read on pinterest about cold brewing coffee for iced coffee.  I love iced coffee, especially as the temperatures climb.  This method also is purported to reduce the acidity of the coffee brewed this way.  So actually, I am just trying this for the first time, I will let you know how it goes.
Here is a link to The Pioneer Woman's Recipe.
I made a smaller batch by putting about 8 0z ground coffee in a half gallon container in my fridge and filling the rest of the pitcher with cold water.  After 8 hours in the fridge, strain the mixture into a new container using a strainer and cheesecloth (I will try a coffee filter in my strainer).  Closed tightly this is supposed to last for up to a month refrigerated, but I know mine would last less than a week because I would drink it every day! Depending on the concentration, water may be added to your individual glass of coffee, and add creamer and sweetener as desired!  Hope mine comes out good!  I will let you know!