Reunited and it tastes so good

I admit I have a coffee problem. First off, I drink too much of it. I start the day off with an espresso, then make a to-go cup for the drive to work and then work on one or two more cups during the day at my office.images

However over the past year or so, I have gotten lazy about how I make my coffee and subsequently the level of enjoyment has dwindled.  I shelved the French Press, scuttled the little four cup drip brewer, abandoned my camp percolator and started using a Keurig. After some trail and error, I found a few brands that were palatable, but not exceptional. What wasn’t acceptable was the price. It was exorbitant to pay $0.50 to $1.00 per cup.

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For the cost of 2.5 boxes of k-cups, I bought a Cuissential manual coffee grinder and for the past three weeks or so, I’ve been enjoying really good coffee. Getting back to basics; grinding my beans, boiling water and using the French Press.  I think the little extra effort that is required makes the coffee taste better. Something to consider with the rest of my kitchen endeavors.

Shhhh don’t tell my wife

I placed my seed and starts order for the 2014 garden. I still have my hot pepper, cucumber, zucchini,  and carrot seeds from last year.  I also have left over pea and green bean seeds that should still be fruitful. So I did not need to replenish my entire seed stash.

In addition to ordering Yukon Gold potatoes, I added San Marzano and Supersweet 100 tomatoes, X3R Red Knight bell peppers and seedless watermelon ( Farmers Wonderful).

Oh and I also might have added a trio of blueberry bushes and gotten free shipping….but on a fixed income and limited discretionary spending money this would be considered a splurge.

So we’ll just have to wait until April to see what comes in the mail.

Forgotten times

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Rainy day iPhone photography