Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

By: Hollis Conners   At the corner of Montgomery Road and Brewster Avenue, local citizens are brewing coffee and change. Community Blend is a new coffee shop and a cooperative (co-op) where all employees are co-owners as well. The shop opened at the beginning of the summer, but has been in the works for over a year. Ivy Bell is a co-owner and employee there. Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, she lives in Avondale with her two young children. “It actually took a couple years for the pro­cess, but Community Blend opened May 18,” Bell said. According to the Community Blend … Continue reading Community Blend: “Brewing Coffee & Change”

Baby it’s Cold Outside

By: Hollis Conners ~Features Editor~ It’s easy to fall prey to freezing temperatures invading campus. Try a few of these hot drinks to keeps warm. Caramel Apple Spice What you will need: Cinnamon Dolce syrup (one pump for every 4 ounces of apple juice), apple juice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, whipped cream and caramel. What you will do: 1. Stir Cinnamon Dolce syrup and apple juice in saucepan and warm on medium-low heat. 2. Stir in cinnamon and sugar until dissolved. 3. Add desired amount of whipped cream and caramel. Atole What you will need: 1/2 cup masa … Continue reading Baby it’s Cold Outside