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July 6, 2012

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Classic overnight oats on the menu this morning! Enhanced with strawberries, granola and sunflower butter blob.

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Plus my new coffee!! I liked it, but I’m still figuring out the ratio of water to grounds. This was a wee bit weak with 1/4 cup grounds and 20 oz water. The water level was great, so I think I need 1/3 cup grounds – which is bad because I’ll go through them faster!

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Matt’s Terrapin beer jar! I love to imagine beer paraphernalia complaining in a wee little voice when anything other than alcohol graces their insides : )

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Friday already!

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

I love cold brewed iced coffee – takes away so much of the bitterness! :)

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2 Megan July 6, 2012 at 8:09 am

Try using a ration of 2 tbps of grounds for every 6-8 oz of water. It sounds like a lot of coffee for such a small amount but that ration should give you a strong, flavorful brew instead of a weaker less tasty brew.

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3 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 8:11 am

I’ve always heard ONE tbsp per 6 ounces, but 2 sounds better.. :)

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4 becca July 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

yes! i was noticing we have the same bodum and do about 1 to 1.25 cups of grounds and then fill with water up to the bottom of the plastic ring around the top. it’s quite strong, but as the ice melts it’s not watered down. and i use a lot of ice. :)

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5 Ann July 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Word! Also, is anyone else as obsessed as I am with adding a teeny little sprinkle of cinnamon to coffee, hot OR cold? I bet that would enhance the flava-flav for ya too, Kath, and hide some of decaf taste…

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6 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 8:48 am

I’ve done that in shops when there’s a convenient little cinnamon canister right next to the milk :)

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7 Katie July 6, 2012 at 8:12 am

At least the coffee looks like beer, but probably not with the straw. Have a happy Friday!

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8 Madison @ Eating 4 Balance July 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Haha. I love that comment about the beer paraphernalia. Now with my food allergies, I feel like that whenever I have banana “ice cream” in an old Greek yogurt container, or when I store.my almond butter in an old glass peanut butter jar. I may be allergic to milk and peanuts, but their containers are still great! Hope you have an awesome Friday. I heard we were supposed to be getting record temps today!

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9 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance July 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

My office doesn’t have ice and hot coffee is starting to get old! So glad it’s already the weekend again :)

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10 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 6, 2012 at 8:14 am

Ooh I like that glass jar, and your coffee brewing equipment too! Is it a Bodum?

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11 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 8:24 am

Yup! For iced coffee because of the spout

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12 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

Haha that jar is adorable! Happy Friday!

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13 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

I love that Terrapin mug! And it’s from Georgia – represent. :)

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14 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

overnight oats + berries have been my favorite breakfast as of lately – it’s the perfect summer breakfast!

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15 Becca July 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

Kath: I just noticed something on your Tribute to Oatmeal page. You give your classic oatmeal recipe (which I believe is for ONE person, seeing as it lists only 1/3 cup of oats), but then in the directions on how to make the oats, you start with: “For two servings…”.

Are the directions for two servings but the recipe (i.e. ratios) for one person?

Sorry for the odd-ball question. I was doing some oats research this morning and now I’m a wee bit confused…

Happy FRIDAY!

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16 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 8:46 am

Great observation – I changed it all to one serving. The ingredients were already for one. I used to always make two at a time, so that’s why the directions were wrong. Thanks for the catch!

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17 Liz @ Tip Top Shape July 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

Weak coffee is the worst! I usually do one heaping tbsp per 6 oz. Then throw a little extra in at the end!

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18 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

For 20 ounces (6 x 3 and change) I did 4 tbsp – which should have been enough! I’m thinking 1/3 a cup would be stronger..

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19 Jenny July 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

The definite convention is 2 T. per 6 oz. If you find that tasting too strong, adjust your coffee roast not the amount of coffee.

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20 Christa @ Edible Balance July 6, 2012 at 8:41 am

Oh how I wish I wasn’t so lazy last night to do overnight oats! craving them now… Happy Friday!

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21 Ann July 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

Our breakfasts were identical this morning – so strange to come on your site and see the exeact same thing I had!! Right down to the lime green Bodum :)

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22 Cait's Plate July 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

I love the Terrapin beer jar!!

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23 Khushboo July 6, 2012 at 9:11 am

Perfect summer’s day breakfast :)

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24 Mary July 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

French press coffee is really good, but may not be as healthy as filtered coffee:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6242467/ns/health-heart_health/t/coffee-cholesterol/#.T_byCHCublU
(just one article of many I have read on this topic)

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25 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles July 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

I have been brewing Iced Tea for a cool drink…I should try Iced Coffee for a change during this hot spell!

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26 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

Love the overnight oats. I have one of those coffee makers. I need to work with it!

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27 Angel7 July 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

Maybe the next time you make the coffee, you will like it even more :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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28 Christina July 6, 2012 at 9:31 am

Hi! I have what looks like the same Bodum french press (but in black). Is there a difference on this once since you say it’s a cold brew? Or do you just cold brew in your “regular” french press? OIAJ look delish!!

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29 KathEats July 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

This one came with a separate lid for keeping cold coffee leftovers, but it is just the same as a regular FP

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30 Minerva July 6, 2012 at 9:48 am

I use 1/3 cup of grounds with only 12 ounces of water. I guess I like my coffee super strong!

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31 Brie @ Coxswain Dilemma July 6, 2012 at 9:56 am

I can’t wait to get glass jars when I finally stop my world travels/stay in one place for more than a few months. They’re so quaint!

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32 Annette @FitnessPerks July 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

Mmmm I need to have a blob of sunflower butter on something today. Hmmmm what shall it be?! ;)

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33 Erin Motz July 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Cute glass! I do that all the time, only for me I drink my green juice out of champagne flutes :-)

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34 krystle July 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

For making cold brewed iced coffee, it’s best to leave it at room temperature overnight or in the fridge for 24 hours. It’ll come out stronger that way!

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35 Julia H. @ Going Gulia July 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

Your breakfast looks so pretty (well, as pretty as overnight oats can get, haha).

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36 kristinp July 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Hey there – 15 year veteran barista here :-) Cold press coffee is going to take more grounds than regular hot coffee – not a ton more, but more, so the hot coffee guidelines aren’t going to work for good iced coffee. The general rule of thumb is 1lb of ground coffee for 1 gallon of water, and you can scale from there. After 12-15 hours, that should give you a concentrate that can be diluted 1:3 with water for a solid cup of iced coffee. Other things to keep in mind: make sure you have very freshly ground coffee and make sure you are letting it steep for 12-15 hours – NO LESS. The pioneer woman has a great recipe for the concentrate (called ‘toddy’ in the coffee world) on her website.

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37 Tami Jo Eaton July 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

Maybe you could also try freezing coffee ice cubes, so when they melt, they don’t dilute your coffee. I am loving iced coffee these days.

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38 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

Getting the ratio of grounds to water right is something that I have spent a week trying to figure out…have bought a few new coffees and I’ve spent the week tweaking things, too.

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39 pam July 6, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Love the mug..I live off of Terrapin Ridge Rd..we always just say off Terrapin..

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40 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I need to try some of that sunflower butter – it sounds amazing

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41 Macrae July 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Yay! That’s my favorite class to get when I go to the brewery! Have either you or Matt been there? It’s definitely somewhere you would enjoy once your life settles a bit :)

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42 Sarah July 7, 2012 at 10:05 am

I just tried overnight oats this week and I’m a believer! I do love the doughy texture that you describe and it’s perfect for the hot summer days.

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43 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Fridays and iced coffee: perfect, just perfect. :)

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44 Abby July 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hey Kath! Where did you get that reuseable straw? I’ve been looking for one like that! Thank you! :)

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45 KathEats July 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

Amazon – just a 4 pack of stainless straws

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