Welcome / First blog post

“This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.”

If you were wondering what first blog post looked like before I had a chance to write anything, now you know. Maybe that satisfied somebody’s curiosity?

This will be a specialty side blog devoted to one very narrow topic: recipes for caffeinated beverages, most of them based on tea, fewer of them based on coffee, and maybe a very few based on yerba mate or something else unusual (by Chicago standards) like that. There might be some recipes for tisanes (herbal infusions) which are entirely un-caffeinated, but which are reminiscent of caffeinated drinks.

What will be entirely absent are recipes calling for alcohol or any other intoxicant. I’m setting this up as a separate blog for a simple reason – so IFTTT can easily tag these recipes, allowing those who want to see such recipes to know to check them out, and those who have no interest in them to not bother.

As of this hour, I’m still choosing a theme, preferably one that won’t clash too badly with my other pages. I see that WordPress is still retiring themes just for the sake of retiring them, which I find annoying. I’m looking for something with a dark background and so far, not succeeding.

Added note: In case you were wondering (and I have no idea why you would), this was the image that originally was on top of this post. I guess it’s not a bad image, but it certainly won’t fit in with thia post, so I removed it (but didn’t delete it).