Category: Review

Brew Your Own Kombucha–and more!

Kombucha Home Brew Kit - UnCommonGoods - Poet in the Pantry

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Kombucha Home Brew Kit from UnCommonGoods for review purposes. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.

It’s getting to be that time of year when–dare I say it?–we have to start thinking ahead to how we’re going to shower …

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Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Waters

Cascade Ice Organic Sparkling Waters - Poet in the Pantry

Disclosure: Cascade Ice provided me with a sample of their products for review purposes. They will supply the prize for the giveaway, as well. All photos and opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible.

There are so many wonderful discoveries I made while attending BlogHer …

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#FromLeft2Write: The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson

This post was inspired by the novel  The Opposite of Maybe by Maddie Dawson. At the age of 44, Rosie finds herself suddenly single and pregnant. She tries to run away, hiding in her grandmother’s home, but instead is transformed by two men who change her life forever. Join From Left to Write on April 8 …

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S’Mores Latte and Espresso at Home

s'mores latte

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Capresso EC50 Espresso and Cappuccino Machine for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions and photos remain my own.

I am a coffee shop addict. Not for the coffee–I have plenty of ways to make my own, thanks to my Coffee Quest last year. But I love espresso. Like big …

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#FromLeft2Write: Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man

Virtual Book Club From Left to Write discusses Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man - poet in the pantry

This post was inspired by Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Man, a memoir by Brian McGrogry. When Brian leaves behind his bachelor life to move to suburbia, joining his girlfriend and her two young daughters, he has no idea he needs to win over their pet rooster, too. Join From Left …

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#coffeequest, Day 5: MistoBox Coffee & a Giveaway

MistoBox

Disclosure: MistoBox provided me with one April 2013 subscription box for review. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Now that we have your brewing options covered, how about some coffee? What good is a brewer without the brew? If you expect to drink a decent cup of coffee, you need to start with a …

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#coffeequest, Day 4: Primula Products Infusion Pitcher

Primula Products Infusion Pitcher

Disclosure: Primula Products provided me with an Infusion Pitcher for review. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Brewing hot coffee is fine and well, but what do you do in the summer? Once the temperature gets above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, I rarely drink hot coffee. My one-cup maker gave me the option to …

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#coffeequest, Day 3: Primula Products Stovetop Espresso Coffee Maker

Primula Products stovetop espresso coffee maker

Disclosure: Primula Products provided me with a stovetop espresso coffee maker for review. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Continuing on with the Coffee Quest, today I’m looking the good ol’ stovetop espresso coffee maker. This is the very same product that Marnely offered as her go-to piece of coffee making equipment.

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#coffeequest, Day 2: Primula Products Coffee Press

Primula Products Coffee Press

Disclosure: Primula Products provided me with a coffee press to review. All opinions and photos remain my own.

Once I had gathered my unusual suspects for the Coffee Quest, I’ll admit I was a little nervous. This all should have been so simple–no electricity required, after all–but it was a whole new world for …

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Coffee Quest, Day 1: The Unusual Suspects #coffeequest

Primula Products coffee makers

I grew up in a “drip coffee” house. Mom and Dad always drank it–heck, I even prepared it for them, from time to time–but they were no fuss, no muss kind of people. Whatever came in the blue or red or yellow can was fine with them: the larger the container, the better. Their drip …

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