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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

This machine is a must have for people that love espressos and cappuccinos like I do.  Okay, okay..I know it’s a little on the expensive side, but if you are used to going to Starbucks a couple times a week then it is worth the investment.  And you won’t have to leave the house for a delicious cup of espresso.  I didn’t even drink coffee till after I had my first child. Those early mornings and sleepless night killed me and I needed something to wake up.  At the time my husband had been buying Starbucks coffee grinds to make at home.  I got hooked on that.  Once you have Starbucks, there is no going back.  So when we were introduced to the Nespresso machine, we were hooked again.  My husband was a hesitant about spending the money, but like I said, you would probably spend more going to Starbucks a couple of times a week (which he did).  So we coughed up the bucks and brought the machine home ( Nespresso ).  We bought the one with the milk frother for when we wanted cappuccinos.  Oh my god..they are better than Starbucks.  Heck, all the Nespresso flavors we have tried are better than Starbucks.  Check out there site at Nespresso

Now tell me that doesn’t look yummy.  It’s a perfect match for all the desserts I have been baking lately.  The machine is so easy to use, not like the other espresso machines.  All you have to do it add water, pop in the capsule and push the button. 

We usually miss our machine when we are on vacation, but when we visited Ireland earlier this year, the hotel we stayed at had a Nespresso machine in all the rooms.  We were in heaven.  A delightful cup of espresso every morning to start off the day.  And they refilled the capsules every day.  Of course a few capsules did fall into our suitcase and accidentally came home with us.’s our secret.

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