Artichoke melt

Let the adventures begin!

Sometimes you don’t have to travel very far at all to have wonderful food and fun. Sometimes you just have to look a little harder. There is a tiny coffee shop tucked away behind KFC in Belleview, Florida that is wonderful! BD Beans Coffee Company, 5148 SE Abshier Blvd., the place is like a little oasis. The atmospher is relaxing. Becky the owner is very welcoming and sweet. The waitresses are friendly and helpful. The decor is eclectic with lots of wonderful whimsical decorations. On a beautiful day you can even eat outside in a little garden surrounded by plants and fountains, you almost forget you are sitting 50 feet away from highway 441! They are opened for breakfast and lunch. Of course they have coffee and tea. Definitely try a hot spiced chai, one of my favs, the exotic spices and frothy top are just delish!

And the food…the food is amazing! The food is fresh and homemade. They have delicious quiche and French toast, huge muffins, fresh fruit and bagels.  I enjoy it because I can get things here that you can’t get just anywhere. For lunch I recommend the artichoke melt with the cucumber dipping sauce, yum. And the sundried tomato sandwich on focaccia. Not to mention more traditional things like egg salad on Black Forest or a pressed Cuban. You can get an Italian soda to wash it all down, very good not too sweet just right. They have great soups all homemade, Italian wedding soup, tomato soup, potato soup, a different soup is featured each day. I just had the chicken and vegetable soup very good. And if your looking for something a bit lighter they have salads and smoothies too. If you are feeling indulgent they have desserts biscotti and cookies. They have crazy good cakes! I am not a huge cake eater BUT every year on my birthday I love to go there and have a slice of one of the wonderful cakes that Elaine bakes with a big ol cup of chai!

So, if your ever down in these parts check out BD Beans I think you will enjoy it. And by the way, check out the artwork, a lot of it is mine! 😊


Oh My Yog! I just tasted this yogurt from Stonyfield Organics and it is the best yogurt I have ever tasted! No lie. I am one of those people that think I want yogurt, you know it’s supposed to be good for you. I don’t do much dairy so I figure I could use the calcium. I buy it all the time and then it gets shoved further and further to the back of the fridge until it is old and expired. And I end up throwing it out or giving it to the dogs. I hate wasting food so this does make me a little crazy!

I used to enjoy Dannon fruit on the bottom yogurt when I was a kid, especially the apple, but all these new yogurts, Greek, whipped, light, etc. just don’t do anything for me. And Dannon yogurt just doesn’t seem the same. So I guess I have been secretly searching for some yummy yogurt. Well let me tell you this is it! Oh My Yog! Is delicious! It has three voluptuous layers, the first is a wonderful thick layer of cream with a touch of honey, then a layer of velvet smooth yogurt, and last but certainly not least a delectable layer of juicy fruit on the bottom! I tried the wild Quebec blueberry one and I must say, it was the most velvety, creamy, and delicious yogurt I have ever tasted! Not to mention it is organic, contains live active cultures(good for your tummy) and is gluten free. I think I just found my new favorite treat! Ps don’t forget to read the everyday moments inside the containers label!