Iced Coffee Cubes

With spring comes iced lattes. Simple: Good coffee, fresh milk and ice cubes. But, if you don't gulp it down fast, you're left with one of the worst things possible - Diluted, watered down coffee. If you're anything like us, a good cup of coffee, whether hot or cold, is key to starting your day off right.

To remedy this situation? Coffee Ice Cubes. How:

Photo by Kirantarun 

Photo by Kirantarun 

Brew your favourite cup of coffee (we use the Aeropress for fast, quality espresso - find it here). Add in any flavourings (vanilla extract or coffee liquor, caramel etc.), as well as some sugar (if desired). Mix and let cool to room temperature. Pour your coffee into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. 

Photo by Kirantarun 

Photo by Kirantarun 

Next morning build your iced latte: Coffee Cubes topped with your favourite organic milk or cream.

Photo by Kirantarun 

Photo by Kirantarun 

Recipe inspired from Kirantarun 

Shade-Tolerant Small Space Herbs

 
Shade Tolerant Small Space Herbs
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Small space, or apartment living doesn't mean you can't grow fresh, organic herbs indoors. Many herbs, contrary to popular belief, require more shade than sunlight to grow and need relatively little space to grow in. The soft, 'leafy' herbs like chives, parsley, mint, cilantro, tarragon, oregano, and lemon balm can do quite well in slightly shadier spots (be cautious of basil and dill, they are soft-leaved but require full sun). All you need is a window ledge, or spot on the counter, floor, table - anywhere you can consider potting up a few plants. If done right, they add a beautiful aesthetic to your living space. 

Shade Tolerant Small Space Herbs
Shade Tolerant Small Space Herbs

Depending on your wood-working skills, you can choose to make, purchase or repurpose almost any container to plant in, simply drill in drainage holes if it does not already have them. Small rocks in the bottom of your planter are generally a good idea to prevent the soil from compacting and clogging up drainage holes. 

One planter (apx 4 inches wide by 20 inches) makes an ideal micro-garden. This size planter can host 4 different herbs. The plus side? Herbs are meant to be eaten, so harvest often. You can either start your herbs from organic seeds, or buy them pre-started from local garden stores.

Photography by Erin Boyle