Steph Says ~ Back to School

Summer in Rhode Island lasts through the end of September with warm temperatures.  It really is one of my favorite times of the year… I know, I say that each season… lol.

CSA – Coastal Growers Market

I love going to Farmers’ Markets and picking up local vegetables. The Casey Farm (Saunderstown, RI) Market is one of our best markets and is located on a historic working farm. Truly a lovely location.

Fresh Eggs are a special treat  We get ours from the Future Farmers of America, Narragansett High School Program… Do you know about FFA? It is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give them the tools to achieve real-world success.

With my children back in school and breakfast such an important meal to fuel up for their day, I use the veggies from the market and the eggs from FFA to make my “famous” frittata… well, maybe not so famous… but so good!

I use an awesome recipe from Ina Garten aka Barefoot Contessa, which you can see here: Roasted Garden Frittata

Speaking of favorites, our Demitasse Lip Duo is a favorite of mine and of JAVA Skin Care customers based on being one of our top sellers.  Repair and rejuvenate your lips from the summer and get ready for the fall.

Java Demitasse Lip Scrub and Lip Balm are a delicious and all-natural way for your lips to look smooth and  and plump using only the highest quality ingredients featuring our signature organic raw coffee argan oil infusion and loaded with caffeine and antioxidants. Both products are Inspired by the French Espresso Romano that is served with a twist of lemon. Gently exfoliate with our lip scrub to prime your lips and then follow with our lip balm to protect and shine.

Get 20% off the Demitasse Lip Duo throughout September.

 

 

Rose Latte Anyone?

You’ve probably noticed that all of us here at JAVA Skin Care “LO💖E” coffee (although “love” may not be a strong enough word). What you might not know is that some of our products are directly inspired by our team’s favorite coffee drinks. So, when we tried a Rose Latte for the first time, we knew the aromatic combination of coffee and roses would make a heavenly combination for a lip kit – and the Bloom Lip Duo was born!

And now, we’re dropping some barista knowledge on you and showing you how we make a creamy, caffeinated, floral rose latte:

  • Pulling a perfect shot of Espresso – Layer finely ground fresh coffee into your portafilter and use your tamper to press the grinds down with approximately 30 pounds of pressure to form an even surface. Next, insert your portafilter into the espresso machine and place your cup underneath. When you press the button to brew the shot it should take about 20 to 30 seconds to complete. The brew should start out dark and change into a golden brown foamy liquid called the crema.  
  • Infusing the Roses into Milk – Add about 8oz of the milk of your choice to a frothing pitcher with a tablespoon of organic dried rose petals, then heat and froth the milk to approximately 150 degrees, infusing the flavor of roses into your milk.  
  • Build your Drink – Add your shot of espresso to your mug, then strain the milk on top of the espresso making sure to that steamed rose petals don’t make it past your spoon. Spoon any leftover milk foam on top. Crush a pinch of your organic dried rose petals and then sprinkle them on top of your latte.  
  • Now take a totally Insta-Worthy picture of your creation and enjoy. Then grab yourself a JAVA Bloom Duo so you never have to be far from the exceptional aromas of coffee and roses ever again!

Enjoy!

xoxo