Not just a weed!

Is that a chicory root, or are you just happy to see me?

Aug 2015 - risque chicory root

Chicory roots to roast for chicory coffee!

Aug 2015 - chicory root harvest

 

Roasting chicory root is an interesting new smell experience. The pervasive under tone of the smell in the house is like a combination of caramel mixed with stinky feet. But then when I open the oven to stir it around it smells really sweet and yummy, and leaves that yummy smell clinging to me, in my hair.

Here are a couple of chicory coffee recipes:
(Proportions based on 1 cup servings)

Cafe au Lait:

1 tsp. coffee
1 tsp. ground, roasted chicory root
Brew with water in brew method of choice.
Add some heated milk and a sweetener to taste, or coconut oil and go “bulletproof” style.

Coffee Free Chicory Mocha:

1 Tbsp. ground, roasted chicory root
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 – 2 tsp. honey
1 cup heated milk of your choice

August 2015 - chicory drink

Here is my chicory coffee success!
If you mixed coffee, cocoa and yerba mate all together I bet it would taste like this.

 

~e.

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