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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 July 12, 2017 at 6:57am

Good "Hump Day" morning. Of course, being retired, that's a meaningless term.

Hot oatmeal with fresh blueberries (picked last week) and coffee for breakfast. Ready to tackle the day.

After my walk, I need to cut and remove 3 large limbs--actually tops--from trees that broke and fell during a rain storm yest. One fell on my county road that I chainsawed immediately, as it was a danger to vehicles. They fly down my road. I thought about leaving the limb for awhile to slow down cars and trucks, but worried someone would not see it and crash.

Well, smile and enjoy your day.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 30, 2017 at 7:18am

Started my day off with a waffle (leftover) with raspberries on top. Coffee, natch. Slept through a thunderstorm overnight. Was surprised to see an inch of rain in my gauge. A welcome sight. The dog should find plenty of water for our daily walk. Have a great weekend and 4th.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 13, 2017 at 8:27am

I agree with Don--"the jury is out"--regarding gluten-free food. It's one of those see-saw issues. Same with coffee, eggs, bacon, etc., which, by the way, is what I had for breakfast this morning.

Then, I went for a 5 mile walk to beat the heat forecast (forecasted?). Still hot--too hot for my dog. She had one water break (creek). I just may have to turn on the AC today!

Comment by Don on June 3, 2017 at 5:06pm

I understand, Joan.  A worthy experiment, though the jury is out on this one.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2017 at 1:39pm

My son-in-law has terrible rheumatoid arthritis. He tries every idea that comes along. I live with him and my daughter and try to provide healthy meals for them. I support everything he tries. The current experiment is gluten-free food. 

Comment by Don on June 3, 2017 at 1:26pm

Joan, I wonder, is there some specific health reason you're looking for gluten-free recipes?

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2017 at 1:01pm

I meant to comment on my great love for dark, rich coffee with half-and-half and honey. I usually have two cups with my toast and my A.M. Rx. Another couple of cups when I complete my daily chores and sit down, usually in a horizontal position.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 3, 2017 at 12:07pm

Does anyone have recipes for gluten-free dishes that taste good and feel good to the tongue? I made my family-favorite tuna casserole last week and used gluten free noodles. It tasted so bad we emptied our plates and the rest of it into the garbage.  

I don't like the taste of gluten-free pasta. The gravy looks and tastes bland. I finally figured out how to make a lump-free gravy, 

Lump-free gluten-free gravy

take the hot liquid off the heat, make a slurry with gluten-free flour, stir it in slowly with a wire whisk, and return the liquid to the heat for a good long cook, stirring often, reducing the liquid by half. 

None of us like my sugar-free menus either!


The greenhouse produces far more fresh vegetables than we can eat. Guess what - we are becoming a cook-free, gluten-free, sugar-free family. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 3, 2017 at 7:22am

Just commenting here to keep the group "active". Had French toast with strawberries for breakfast. Coffee, too.

Watching a couple of rabbits cavort while the dog is inside. My pair of bluebirds are checking out the same box they had 3 babies in already. I didn't know they had two "litters" a year.

Look a beautiful day. I'm headed out for a walk. Have a good one!

Comment by Randall Smith on May 13, 2017 at 7:00am

Howdy doody coffee lovers (and others). I'm not sure why, but I've been getting headaches while sleeping recently. They're in the back of my head by the upper neck. They've always been caffeine--deprived related (I get them if I don't drink coffee).

However, the headaches are occurring despite drinking my usual evening cup. I'm wondering why.


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