Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cold Weather Treats

Happy New Year!  We had a great holiday season at Michael's Cookie Jar.  When people ask how it went, I say we had a "tsunami of cookie orders!"  We are very grateful for all our customers trusting us with their holiday cookie needs!

To start out the new year, we wanted to do something a little "out-of-the-box" for a bakery.  Since the weather has turned cold (well, sort of....) we thought it might be nice to offer some satisfying, hot beverages.  And true to our mission of making everything from scratch, with wholesome ingredients, we have some classically prepared beverages that will take the winter chill off you!

First, we start with hot coffee.  Nothing fancy here, but we use a full-flavored, robust bean from Mexico that is organically grown and fair trade.  Stepping up our game, we next have REAL hot chocolate.  It's a brew of Valrhona chocolate, milk, cream and sugar.  It's very rich and offered as an 8 oz portion. 

Lastly, we have something that I just recently discovered myself.  At Christmas, I visited Houston friends who are from Mexico.  They serve "Ponche de Fruta (Fruit Punch).  But this isn't your aunt Bea's fruit punch!  This punch is served hot and with generous chunks of fresh fruit simmered in a broth of tamarind and hibiscus petals.

We'll offer these items for a limited time so stop in soon!

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