Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chinese cast-ceramic "Holiday" mug depicting a snowman sitting on top of a chocolate biscuit (cookie to us Yanks).

COFFEE: A relative, cocoa, in the form of Mexico's Abuelita hot cocoa.

NOTES: Mexican cocoas (Abuelita and Ibarra) have a touch of cinnamon. Very nice. The less said about the mug (one of a matching pair received as a White-Elephant Christmas gift), the better. It does hold a lot (good), but the thin walls don't insulate (bad). Not microwave or dishwasher safe.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Another flaky mug.

MUG: Waechtersbach™ "snowflake" mug.

COFFEE: Colombian Supremo roasted by What's Brewing from Central Market (their "house brand"). Burr ground.

NOTES: Even a Spanish-made Waechtersbach mug is superior to most all other mugs. This navy blue mug has the unique to Waechtersbach "void" glaze (the white base slip is exposed) forming the snowflakes. While scrounging for used LPs at a local Thrift Store, I found this as-new mug for 33¢.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Burning down the house.

GLASS: Hand-blown Mexican glassware that my parents imported from Mexico to sell in their shop, The Section House, in Pottsboro, Texas.

LIQUID: George T. Stagg 141 proof bourbon. 2008 release.
Fire water and much more.