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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 Randall Smith on April 28, 2019 at 7:33am

Fixed and ate (of course) an omelet this morning. It included asparagus and mushrooms from my garden and yard. Delicious.

I've found over 170 morels in my yard--first grays, then the larger yellows. No need to go to the woods, although I still will, once the weather improves. It's been so rotten--wet and cold.

I bought flowers, a blackberry and blueberry bush to plant, but they're still sitting in their pots. Too wet. I've never had any luck with blueberry plants, but i can't help myself whenever I see one at the store. Wishful thinking it'll make it. I already have wild blackberries available, but I wanted a different, bigger variety.

Enough rambling. Have a grand day and week.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 22, 2019 at 6:58am

Enjoyed reading your "report", Joan. Sounds wonderful.

Happy Earth Day to all!

Comment by Patricia on April 21, 2019 at 2:14pm

Rick has a few seedlings going in the basement.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2019 at 2:12pm
Comment by Tom Sarbeck on April 21, 2019 at 1:37pm

Plants grow. Much is right in the universe.

Comment by Patricia on April 21, 2019 at 12:59pm

Sounds good to me.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2019 at 12:56pm

I awoke to a bright and sunny day, blue skies in all directions. Most of the snow piles melted into the sand and my seedlings grow tall, ready to go into the greenhouse. Dominic came in for his morning rub. All is well with the world place. 

My grand-daughter colored eggs last night and we will have an egg hunt this afternoon. It always delights the elder great-grandkids because they try to find the "perfect" hiding places and the younger ones attempt to find all of them. Sometimes they miss one or two and we don't find them until much later, like the next year!

My first batch of seedlings are ready to go to the greenhouse and I will start a second one inside, to be taken to the greenhouse when they are more mature. I don't know if this method will work because last year many of the plants did not have enough season to mature. The greenhouse inside helps get me started earlier. I started squash, tomatoes, corn, beans, peas in my first batch. I will plant more of the same in my second one.

I have another tray of seedlings in my bedroom but they are not doing well at all, not enough sunlight. When the soil warms up in the greenhouse, I will take them out. 

I should build a hothouse that will help me get the plants to harden enough to go to the greenhouse. We will have late frosts into May and June. I check the greenhouse soil temperatures in order to determine when I can transplant out there. 

Easter, to me, is a beginning of the growing year, although I now start seedlings much earlier inside. I do not celebrate it as I did when I was younger, nor do my family. We now have a family gathering for as many as can come. Today, Larry will make a huge batch of hot-wings, Laurie will make potato salad, Michelle will do a green salad, and I will sit around watching all the activity and doing little tasks that come up in the food prep time. I like this stage of life, it is fun for me and involves no work. They even take care of the cleanup. Living to 83 years old isn't bad at all. 

Have a wonderful day, dear friends, and enjoy whatever brings you pleasure. 

Comment by Patricia on April 21, 2019 at 12:23pm

We don't do traditions here other than turkey in December, because we like it. Its too much work to do it more than once a year.

Its nice to see the kitchen cleaned from the walls out & everything moved to be cleaned under.....stove/fridge/microwave stand/ wheeled shelf unit, etc.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 21, 2019 at 7:19am

Hmmm. I have weird visions of having your kitchen torn apart, Patricia. Mine will be cleaned today before my sister comes over for a ham dinner. Despite not celebrating Easter, traditions are difficult to stop.

Comment by Patricia on April 20, 2019 at 12:47pm

We all deserved large coffees after that!!


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