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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 Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 2:27pm

Ha, I quit smoking about that long ago too, Plinius, & by the time I got cancer treatments over 12 years ago, I was very glad of it. Chemo affected my lungs, so if I were still a smoker, I doubt I'd still be here.

Comment by Plinius on January 17, 2018 at 2:24pm

junkies are never nice. I stopped smoking some 25 years ago, I've even lost the craving, and I hate the smell. 

Comment by Patricia on January 17, 2018 at 1:51pm

After chemo treatments years ago, I cannot stand the smell of smoke so have to stay well away from it. The smokers here are also rude, so I don't want to be nearby anyway. Lucky I can scooter when the weather is better.

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.


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