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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

(CNN)Throughout the ages,…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2019 at 9:12pm

Loren, thank you for the lead to Jim Obergefell and his story! Time well spent, indeed! 

Comment by Loren Miller on June 29, 2019 at 1:46pm

Enjoyed a couple cups of Keurig Donut Shop blend while watching a marvelous talk from one Jim Obergefell (yeah, THAT "Obergefell!"), relating the fight for equality he and his husband worked for which gave rise to that momentous 2015 Supreme Court Decision.  Time well spent.

Comment by Patricia on June 29, 2019 at 12:19pm

Before the heat of the day hopefully.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 29, 2019 at 6:25am

I'm off to pick blueberries to a place I've never been to before. It'll be a scorcher today--90+. Gotta get a head start.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 18, 2019 at 7:06am

Joan, Larry has the right idea! I think I'd like him.

As it turned out, I had dinner with my daughter and family after all. Nate's dad wasn't feeling well, so they canceled their gathering. We had the first BLTs of the season with Nate's own tomatoes (greenhouse). I furnished the strawberries for shortcake dessert.

Plus, all 4 children called, texted, or emailed a Happy Fathers Day message. I'm a very lucky dad.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 17, 2019 at 1:08pm

Randy, Larry felt something similar and so he programmed his whole day:

1. Brunch at Blanchard;

2. Drive to the top of some mountain for the most spectacular sight I have seen in a long, long time; and a nap after.

3. A cold fried chicken dinner with potato salad, and watermelon, which he brought home; 

4. A German chocolate cake with a cherry on top, which he brought home.

A lovely day occurred and I didn't have to cook a thing or wash a single dish. Now! That is the kind of Fathers Day celebration I like. I will remember it next Mothers Day

Comment by Randall Smith on June 16, 2019 at 7:31am

To any and all fathers out there, HAPPY FATHERS DAY!

Nothing special, celebration wise, happening to me.

I have 4 adult children--one in Honduras, two in California, one nearby. The only child that can personally do anything (like dinner) will be joining her husband and his dad to celebrate. It's always been that way. Alternating every year would be nice, but...

Anyway, I can watch the U.S. Open with no distractions!

Comment by Patricia on June 6, 2019 at 12:33pm

Sounds tasty, Randy. 

Been buying Salt Spring Island coffees lately. I need to change my brands regularly as I seem to lose my taste for the same one all the time.

Been having a few downpours lately, which is fine by us as long as it keeps the fires away. We have several burning in the province at the moment, many from lightning, but mostly human caused.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 6, 2019 at 7:30am

An omelet, bacon, orange, and, of course, coffee started my day. Last evening's storm as passed (another unwelcomed inch), and it looks like a nice cool day ahead. I'll take a long walk this morning and then tackle the yard and garden this afternoon after the ground dries out a bit.

What's up with you all today?

(The "Hang With Friends" group is getting a bit too heavy for my taste. So I'm using this group for a lighter touch.)

Comment by Patricia on May 26, 2019 at 1:11pm

But, but, but ............climate change is a fallacy, dontchuh know?


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