Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our New Toy

My husband and I love coffee (see previous post about Peet's). After much debate and research, we decided to buy a single cup brewer - so that we can each have the coffee that we want, when we want it. We settled on the Keurig B60 coffee maker.

Keurig had the best selection of coffees and teas, and I read really good reviews. We bought it last night at Linens 'N Things (with a 20% off coupon!) and came home and brewed our first cups. I had hot chocolate last night and a french vanilla coffee this morning. Griff has tried about 5 different coffees so far (an 18 serving variety pack came with the maker). We're really happy with it at this point. I think the trick is going to be finding which products we like the best (they have about 150!). They make that pretty easy though, because the website offers 5 cup packs for $3, so you can try out different kinds without having to spend a lot. And of course I got a little carried away yesterday, and we currently have a huge shipment coming our way! Another bonus is that they have an accessory where you can use your own coffee and make single serving cups, so I don't have to give up my Peets!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Not Just Any Ordinary Pear

My husband did something awesome for me for Valentine's Day last year. He enrolled me in the fruit of the month club from Harry & David. I had wanted to do this for a long time, but I just couldn't bring myself to justify the cost. My friend was in it once and I had tasted one of her Royal Riviera pears and I was amazed by how good it was. So juicy and sweet but a little bit tart. That pear stayed with me for years.

The fruit of the month club has been great, every month I get a new fruit and they've mostly been really good. I have to say, my absolute favorite remains the pears though. This past month I got my box of pears. Literally the best pears I've ever eaten. I had one each day (I got 8 of them) and I ate the last one yesterday. Today I got an email offering 15% off a box of their pears. With shipping it came to $30 dollars, about $3 a pear, but I couldn't resist. I ordered another box. They said it's the best crop in 20 years. I don't know about that, but I do not that these are definitely not just any ordinary pear.