Lani Says

Lani Says is food & music she loves, interviews with local artists and sharing stories of her life with the man she loves.

Month: August, 2013

Afghans, Coconut Ice & Smores with Bach Espresso Coffee

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Last week I was sent a glorious bag full of the new ‘Bach Espresso’ coffee range. Being the coffee fiend/lover that I am, this delivery pleased me no end. The whole ethos behind Bach Espresso is about enjoying your time with your cup of coffee, to transport you to the kind of relaxation you feel when you’re away on holiday, in your bach. I can dig this, because coffee for me is not about needing to be energised or kept awake, it’s about taking a little time out to gather my thoughts and plan my day. At work, it’s the first thing I do in the day, I sip away while I go over notes and read through the days tasks, and by the end of the cup I feel like I’m fully equipped to do what I need to. On the weekends, it’s a black cup of coffee with the boyfriend after a sleep in, or it’s multiple cups shared with friends catching up on the weeks news. With that in mind, I feel like Bach Espresso has come up with pretty apt names to describe the different ways I like to use coffee, ‘Take a Little Time Out’, for their mild roast, ‘Our Special Place’ for the medium roast, and ‘For the Working Bee’ for their strong roast. Of course, my favourite is the strong roast – because that’s how I like my coffee – strong, strong, strong.

Anyway, with keeping these themes in mind, I thought it would be cool to enlist the help of ‘Talia’s Treats’ to come up with three different treats to match the three different coffee roasts. Because, what’s a cuppa coffee without a lil treat to go with it, right? (We also came up with a pretty cool way to use the coffee beans for something other than coffee!) I think the results are pretty mean, so please, click through and check out what roasts she paired with her Afghans, Coconut Ice and Smores (yes bro, smores) treats !!

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Move With Nike – Day 2 on Hamilton Island / Qualia Resort

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Lani Loves – music & random linkages

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Nick ’41’ Maclaren has not only released a super dope instrumental EP available for free-download here – he’s also come with possibly the best art-work this year, maybe ever. When Nick asked on his fb page for someone to “please draw me a picture of a Pterodactyl with grills in its mouth smoking a blunt and attacking a city.” I thought he was joking. But he said he’d never joke about something like that. Funnily enough he had two guys offer him up artwork. “Never in my life would I think I’d have to let a dude down for drawing me a weed smoking terrorist pterodactyl”.

  Lil insider info : the guy who designed the ‘Pterror Dak Trill’ artwork, Tim Checkley, also did Frontline’s ‘What You Expect’ cover. 

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Dinner Under the Stars : #movewithnike

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