Petunia Bloom


Mom’s Midmorning Pick-Me-Up June 27, 2012

Filed under: Espresso,Food,Health,Recipe — 10:15 am

1 cup skim milk
1 tsp CocoPure
1 shot espresso
2 cups crushed ice

Mix in Vita Mix


New Toy – DeLonghi Rialto 4500 September 13, 2009

Filed under: Coffee,Espresso,Household — 10:12 pm

Starbucks DeLonghi Rialto 4500

One-Touch Super Automatic Espresso Machine

We said goodbye to our trusty Saeco and hello to a one-touch wonder.  It grinds the beans, steams the milk, and cleans itself.  We used our Saeco so much we knew we would love a newer model that would save us time.  This is so cool that, after staying with us, my mom went and bought one too.


You do have to clean the inside parts, but is very easy and doesn’t take a lot of time.  Here are the innards:


By the way, don’t you love my bronze wall tile in the first picture.