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Monday, June 9th, 2008
2:07 am - Frothing Milk 101 - How to Steam a Perfect Cup of Milk
fox89896


Frothing is probably the most underappreciated part of coffeehouse culture. After all, without the foam, your cappuccino or latte is just plain espresso. It takes a little practice for even the best baristas to get the knack. Let us take a little dive into the art of frothing.

Most experts agree that it is best to begin with a stainless steel pitcher, some cold milk and an espresso machine with a steaming wand. Past that, there are as many differing ideas about the frothing process as there are blends of espresso.

Stainless steel is preferred for its easy maneuverability, but any non-plastic container will work as long as it will not melt or crack with heat. The kind of milk you start with depends on the texture of foam you want to achieve. The higher the fat content, the more dense and more difficult to froth the milk with be. Skim milk produces light, airy foam, and is probably the easiest for beginners to practice with.

Use the cup you plan to drink from to measure how much milk to steam. Keep in mind that the milk will approximately double in volume as it froths, so fill the cup with half the milk the drink calls for. A cappuccino is half steamed milk and half espresso, so to make a cappuccino you would fill the cup a fourth of the cup with cold milk. Pour the milk into the pitcher.

It is important that the tip of the steam wand not be held too deep in the pitcher, or the milk will get hot but not froth. If it is not deep enough, it will blow the milk out of the pitcher and make a mess. It needs to stay just below the surface. The palm of your free hand should be on the bottom of the pitcher, allowing you to observe the temperature of the milk without stopping the process.

Slide the pitcher away from the machine as the milk expands, so that the tip of the wand remains just under the surface. After you have frothed the desired amount of foam, the pitcher should be warmer than the palm of you hand. If it is not, sinking the wand deeper into the milk will warm it up. If it is too hot, turn off the steam and tap the pitcher against the counter to release any large air bubbles and swirl it around to help cool it off a bit.

Using a long-handled spoon to carefully hold the froth back, add the milk to the drink. Be careful to pour in one continuous stream. A spoon may be used to add the desired amount of froth on top of the drink, but if the frothing is done well, the result is a fine micro foam that can be poured directly from the pitcher. Cinnamon, nutmeg or grated chocolate is a nice addition to any drink.




About the Author: Cory Willins writes for The Coffee Site including articles about gourmet coffee baskets and more.




If you know best recipes: amaretto peach cheesecake
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Thursday, July 27th, 2006
4:41 am - The Turds

jambee
Check out the turds on dvd, an animated comedy full of laughs not s#@9!

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Wednesday, January 1st, 1997
5:07 am - The Omen?

jambee
Anyone seen the new one, i saw the original and its awesome. I have heard mixed reviews on the new one. The orinal is coming out on June 20th if anyone wants to check it out!

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5:04 am - Splash into this

jambee


Aquamarine will be out June 20th starring singing star JOJO. Should be good, looks original. My friend is a mermaid! :)
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Monday, June 5th, 2006
12:24 am

motokokisaragi
Hello!
Sorry if it is offtop, but help me please if you can.
who knows in what films it is possible to look and find dances of Indians or any amazons. To me the serial « Xena warrior princess » was recollected, whether but to find therefrom series in my opinion it is impossible. Whether you know something similar?
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Monday, May 29th, 2006
10:45 am

creativebuzz
Hi. First let me say that if this isn't allowed here, I'm sorry. But since you're all interested in acting, I thought you might like to know that DW Moffett (star of "Thirteen", "Traffic" and the WB series, "For Your Love") has just gotten an LJ. DW is interested in learning more about blogging and the Internet in general, and I've told him that this is a good place to do that. He's dw_moffett and he's there to answer questions or chat or anything. He's also got a new series that will be on the new CW network this fall called "Hidden Palms". It's a Kevin Williamson project (the guy who created Dawson's Creek).

Also, the director of DW's most recent movie, jeff_phelps is new on LJ too. He's acted in several movies and the project he worked on with DW, Special Ed is on Blockbuster shelves now. He can tell you a lot about acting, directing and writing.

So feel free to stop by either of these guys LJs and say hi, friend them and ask them all about the business if you like.

I'm x-posting this a lot, so I apologize if your flist ends up with a lot of this news, but I'm trying to spread the word and give them both a nice LJ welcome.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2005
7:16 pm
hp_fanatic222 Hi Everybody!!

I just wanted to inform everyone that the Official Mugglenet.com Live Journal Community has been created, and is officially open. It was created to serve as a haven for all Harry Potter fans, and can be accessed by searching the user name muggle_net or by clicking on the link below. Join, and share comments, questions, requests, suggestions, information, news, fan art, fan fiction, your love for the Harry Potter series, both movie and book, and anything else.


http://www.livejournal.com/community/muggle_net/


I hope to see you there.


I dont know if these type of posts are allowed. If they are not, im sorry. Just tell me and I will delete it.

current mood: happy
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Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
3:11 pm

heartofdarkn3ss

link to this journal we_are_differnt

a community I made, it's for differences, it's a rating community which means you can't post until you're accepted by other memebers, BUT, since i just made this today, first 15 that join get in free, but you still have to post app.
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Saturday, December 11th, 2004
5:33 pm

angel_inocente
hi all

im new here- i just thought id introduce myself. im amanda im 18 and from the chicago area. Im a senior at a lame highschool and i cant wait to graduate. i love movies, but lately i havent been able to see as many as i would like, but im always open suggested movies to watch- ill give anything a try. n i was wondering what is everyones absolute fav movie?

mine would have to be Forest Gump.. oh <3

<33
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Friday, November 26th, 2004
4:30 pm

storm_l
well, as far as I saw there are no recent enteries to this community, but if anyone reads this and can help me, it would be very nice...
i am looking for the movie "Yentl" with Barbara Strreisand. I think it's from 1988, I want to download it somehow, or to buy it for a low price...
thanks.
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Friday, August 27th, 2004
11:33 am

heartofdarkn3ss
So I haven't been watching a lot of movies lately but, I have noticed a lot of good things being said about the movie, "With out a paddle". I want to see that, please tell me what you think of it. :)
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Wednesday, July 14th, 2004
3:10 pm

heartofdarkn3ss
Hey yall. I was looking through my movies and it only figures that there is nothing out of the 50 DVDs I have that I haven't seen less that 4 times. I don't know what to watch but, my favorite movies are :
Pirates of The Caribbean (I own it)
Interview with a Vampire
Romancing the Stone (I own it)
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Seabiscut (I own it)
I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions of what movies I could rent or go see in theatres. Have any of yall seen The Terminal? I haven't seen it and I haven't any idea of if it is good or not. ~Willow

current mood: tired
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Monday, July 12th, 2004
10:27 am

star__light
Have any of yall seen King Aurthor in theaters? I saw it on the 8th and I thought it had a good story line but, was all messed up with the story. I think the movie Merlin was much better in explaining King Aurthor and it wasn't even focused on him.
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Tuesday, June 8th, 2004
3:32 pm - FREE Independent Movie Screening

princesstori


Friday, June 18th, 2004 - 8:00pm on the USC Campus in George Lucas 108 Theater. Admission is free.

Important - Please arrive early so you get a seat, theater is expected to be full!!!

George Lucas 108 Theater is located at:
University of Southern California
850 W. 34th Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Since this is the only Southern California screening of Solitary Fracture, the filmmaker decided to cover the cost himself and make this screening free to the public.

Film Synopsis:
The story follows Mike Peters (Deniz Michael) in his downward spiral and takes you through the struggles of his everyday life.

About the Filmmaker:
This is the first film for filmmaker Deniz Michael who wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in and wrote the score for Solitary Fracture.

Need more info?
www.SolitaryFracture.com
email: SolitaryFracture@aol.com
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Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
1:54 pm - FREE INDEPENDENT FILM SCREENING

princesstori
Anyone in Southern California who is interested in independent film should check out a new film being screened at USC on June 18th, 2004. It's a free screening so check it out. Here's the info:

Friday, June 18th, 2004 - 8:00pm on the USC Campus in George Lucas 108 Theater. Admission is free.

Important - Please arrive early so you get a seat, theater is expected to be full!!!

George Lucas 108 Theater is located at:
University of Southern California
850 W. 34th Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Since this is the only Southern California screening of Solitary Fracture, Deniz Michael decided to cover the cost himself and make this screening free to the public.

Film Synopsis:
An average man living an average life loses everything and in the process realizes that he had nothing to begin with. The story follows Mike Peters (Deniz Michael) in his downward spiral and takes you through the struggles of his everyday life.

About the Filmmaker:
This is the first film for filmmaker Deniz Michael who wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in and wrote the score for Solitary Fracture. It took Deniz Michael over 2 years to complete this movie. He began working on Solitary Fracture when he was 23 years old and finished working on the film just shy of his 26th birthday.

About the Film:
Solitary Fracture is unique because there is only one character shown in the film (only a few other voices are heard in the background). This technique is used to show isolation and withdrawal from society. Deniz Michael believes the use of only one character, is groundbreaking, as well as being very risky for audience approval. Nevertheless, he attempted and finished this unusual project.

Need more info?
www.SolitaryFracture.com
email: SolitaryFracture@aol.com
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12:16 pm - Free Independent Film Screening in Southern California

princesstori
For those of you living in Southern California ... My boyfriend will be showing his independent film on June 18th. Here is all the information. It's a free screening so show up!!
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Friday, June 18th, 2004 - 8:00pm on the USC Campus in George Lucas 108 Theater. Admission is free.

Important - Please arrive early so you get a seat, theater is expected to be full!!!

George Lucas 108 Theater is located at:
University of Southern California
850 W. 34th Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Since this is the only Southern California screening of Solitary Fracture, Deniz Michael decided to cover the cost himself and make this screening free to the public.

Film Synopsis:
An average man living an average life loses everything and in the process realizes that he had nothing to begin with. The story follows Mike Peters (Deniz Michael) in his downward spiral and takes you through the struggles of his everyday life.

About the Filmmaker:
This is the first film for filmmaker Deniz Michael who wrote, directed, produced, edited, starred in and wrote the score for Solitary Fracture. It took Deniz Michael over 2 years to complete this movie. He began working on Solitary Fracture when he was 23 years old and finished working on the film just shy of his 26th birthday.

About the Film:
Solitary Fracture is unique because there is only one character shown in the film (only a few other voices are heard in the background). This technique is used to show isolation and withdrawal from society. Deniz Michael believes the use of only one character, is groundbreaking, as well as being very risky for audience approval. Nevertheless, he attempted and finished this unusual project.

Need more info?
www.SolitaryFracture.com
email: SolitaryFracture@aol.com

current mood: excited
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
12:58 am

ilayhere_todie
i just joined...i pretty much only like independant films...please feel free to post some of your favorite films..so i can check them out. oh yeah the "run down" im 16..and i live in FL (woo hoo) dont have a camera(for filming) but i do take a lot of pictures.
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
10:54 pm - hello good evening

nudistbudhist
hello. i'm alicia. i'm 15. i try to make my own movies. 10 minute tops skits are the normal. they're kind of cheesy. but i enjoy doing it. i've only had my camera for about 2 months. thought this commnuity might be fun to join. i was also quite amused that a fish called wanda was in the interests. made my day that's for sure ♥
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Monday, March 1st, 2004
11:45 pm - NEW!

goodboyslife
well since im new.....ill give a lil run down bout me..im 16 bout to be 17...and i live n this horrible town in georgia called conyers....and umm i think thats all?
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Monday, February 23rd, 2004
12:08 pm - Newbie...

puaprincess
I'm new to this community. I just wanted to post a little something about myself. I'm 19 about to be 20 live in South Carolina. If you want to know anything else about me then just ask!! Other then that you'll learn more about me when I post more!!

*Jess

current mood: amused
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