My Guide To Saving Money On Coffee

My guide to saving money on coffee is to not order these suckers. Done! Genius right? Nah, mainly because of the pandemic, I do not go out to eat much. Though I did go for a few outings from June 2020 till April 2021, from May of 2021 I have rarely gone out to eat. I think just a couple of times. And in all this time I have not gone out once for coffee.

However I did not go to get a coffee with the sole exception of my first afternoon out at a cafe in Ravipuram with my cousin in June 2020. Since then none but I have ordered a large frappe or cold brew a few times from either of Starbucks, Costa Coffee or Cafe Coffee Day. Usually it is a large or in Starbucks case, I should say either a grande or a venti. But I think I have probably only ordered 12 to 15 times in these past 2 plus years.

So I guess that is the way to do so. Besides they are really expensive anyways, with the exception of CCD which I think are more reasonably priced. So hardly going out and ordering a large coffee once every 45 days or so, you save a lot more money. And just make it at home. All that will change when finally Tim Hortons will expand to Cochin. I have been eagerly waiting for this for over 2 decades. They started in India last year and will probably come down south by July or August I think.

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Some Facts About Mozzarella Cheese

Mozzarella is a traditional Italian cheese. It is a mild, smooth-textured fresh cheese and was was first made in Southern Italy near Naples. Originally, mozzarella was only made with buffalo milk. Legend has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidentally fell into a pail of hot water in a cheese factory near Naples … and soon thereafter the first pizza was made! Mozzarella is the most popular cheese in the world and is generally considered to be most flavorful when served at room temperature, so unwrap the cheese and leave it out of the refrigerator for at least one hour before serving.

The word¬†‚Äúmozzarella‚ÄĚ, derived from the Neapolitan dialect spoken in Campania, is the diminutive form of¬†mozza¬†(‚Äúcut‚ÄĚ), or¬†mozzare (‚Äúto cut off‚ÄĚ) derived from the method of working. The¬†term¬†is first mentioned in 1570, cited in a cookbook by Bartolomeo Scappi, reading ‚Äúmilk cream, fresh butter,¬†ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella and milk‚ÄĚ. In the¬†middle of the 20th century, mozzarella triumphantly advanced throughout all of Europe. Mozzarella received a¬†Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TEG)¬†certification from the European Union in 1998.

Mozzarella is a¬†stretched-curd cheese ‚Äď the curd is mixed with heated whey and stretched and kneaded until it attains a smooth, pliable consistency. It is then molded into spheres or ovals and stored in water to keep it moist. Delicate and perishable, it¬†typically lasts only a few days ‚Äď some versions, however, undergo an aging process that strengthens their flavour, toward that of provolone, and prolongs their storage life. In Italy, the cheese is produced nationwide using¬†Italian buffalo‚Äôs milk because Italian buffalo is in all Italian regions. Fior di latte¬†is made from fresh¬†cow‚Äôs milk and not water buffalo milk, which greatly lowers its cost. Lightly smoked mozzarella¬†is known as¬†Scamorze. Mozzarella made from cow‚Äôs milk is milder in taste than mozzarella made from buffalo‚Äôs milk.

Fresh mozzarella balls are sold in a brine, whey or water solution to help them retain their moisture and shape. Mozzarella is used as a topping on pizza in several pasta dishes, antipasto dishes,  sandwiches,  salads and various side dishes. It is considered the best cheese for pizza for a few reasons: its delicate, milky flavor, its smooth, elastic texture, and its fabulous meltability. Caprese salad is a simple Italian salad, made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and sweet basil, seasoned with salt and olive oil, occasionally paired with arugula.