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Cold-brewed Coffee!

Started by tom sarbeck. Last reply by Plinius Dec 9, 2017. 5 Replies

In the Navy in 1950 my “buddies” told me to drink it or skip the coffee break.Naive, I believed them but needed four teaspoons of sugar to make it drinkable.Several months ago read of cold-brew in…Continue

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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply


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Comment by Idaho Spud on January 17, 2018 at 1:38pm

It's too bad you have to choose between standing out in the weather, breathing smoke, or making enemies.  

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 1:34pm

Our bus shelters have signs for no smoking within 10 metres, but they get ignored, so yes, the non-smoker has to stand out in the weather.

Comment by Thomas Murray on January 17, 2018 at 10:11am


I was researching about having a propane heater installed for upstairs as a back-up. I am curious what size propane tank do you have and do you save money using the propane gas? My area does not have a natural gas line so propane is the other option.

Comment by Plinius on January 17, 2018 at 7:32am

It feels icy here, because of stormy weather. In the bus stop shelters the smokers stand together out of the wind, desperately trying to get their poison before it blows away. Normal people stay out of the shelter, shivering.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 17, 2018 at 7:15am

It was 8 o'clock last evening when I heard a large truck pull in to my driveway. I was surprised to discover it was the propane gas man  delivering what I ordered last week. He must be very busy during this frigidly cold winter to be out that late.

Because I heat my house with wood mostly, that's the first fill-up I've had in two years. But I need to have a back up, especially like when I go away for an extended time--Florida next week for a couple of weeks. Can't wait!

Comment by Patricia on January 6, 2018 at 1:37pm

After a couple of weeks of -20*C -30*C, with wind chill, we are finally nearer to the 0*C mark. Much easier to cope with.

Comment by Randall Smith on January 6, 2018 at 7:11am

Good day, fellow coffee drinkers (and others). Any thing of non-consequential happenings to comment upon?

As it's negative 14 degrees, I thought hot oatmeal would warm me up this morning. With blueberries, yummy.

The sun is rising--days getting longer. Yes! And, beginning tomorrow, it's suppose to get warmer. We've had two weeks where the high temperature didn't get above 15 degrees (F). I've had enough.

Stay warm, my friends.

Comment by Plinius on December 13, 2017 at 8:34am

The Firewood Poem was well liked by my class of English!

Comment by Randall Smith on December 13, 2017 at 7:33am

I forgot to add the cost of my furnace fan running full time which raises my electric bill.  And when I see smoke billowing out of the chimney, I cringe. However, compared to the California fires, it's insignificant. Still, no excuse.

We have several "full time" firewood suppliers around here--one my neighbor. However, I live on the prairie where most of the trees have been cut down leaving nothing but corn and bean fields. So, since there aren't many woods, people have stopped burning firewood--limited sources. It's not like it was back in the 70's. I know very few people that burn wood.

Comment by Don on December 12, 2017 at 7:54am

As far as the cost benefits of wood-burning are concerned, there are many variables, of course. It's generally polluting, too, more so than gas and oil, but it's renewable, and most wood sellers here are hard workers who are supplementing a meager income--dairy-farming, sugaring, logging, and so on. There's real pleasure in a wood fire, too, and satisfaction in the work that goes into getting up a woodpile.  And when it's 10 degrees and snowing hard and the power goes out, well . . .


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