When it comes to eco-friendly housecleaning, white vinegar is like a magic potion, capable of cleaning everything from your washing machine to your mirrors. It's also the perfect solution to cleaning your coffee pot.Since you use your coffee pot often — maybe every day — and always for the same thing, it's easy to overlook cleaning it, but ideally, you should flush it out about once a month. Though I get around to this task far less often, a thorough cleaning will leave your coffee pot gleaming and your cup of Joe much tastier. Find out how.
This photo, from David Giles's portfolio, is breathtakingly pretty. From the baby blue cooking range to the precious mama and babe, it just speaks of domestic bliss. But my favorite idea from the photo is, by far, the idea of using old enamel coffee pots to display fresh cut flowers.Enamel cookware is pretty enough on its own, but contrasted with some bright flowers, it looks even better. You can buy one new, but for the prettiest vintage finds, check your local flea market or eBay for the old and beautiful.
While away last week, I found myself in a pinch. The kids were suds up in the hotel tub, but I hadn't packed the pitcher I normally use to rinse them off.
After a quick look at my options — a ceramic mug, a wastebasket, and an ice bucket, I grabbed the 4-cup coffee pot and got to pouring. It worked like a charm.
Whether it's an aunt or an uncle, seems like everyone has a coffee addict on their holiday shopping list. My coffee addict doesn't actually need any other gadgets — although the Bravi Home Coffee Bean Roaster would probably be well received — so I'm opting for a monthly coffee subscription from Blue Bottle Coffee Co. If your coffee addict has enough java to last a lifetime, treat him or her to a book like I Love Coffee! that will help hone their barista skills. Scroll through for more coffee gift ideas.