Posted by Joke at 7:30 AM
blackbird posted at 10:25 AM, March 06, 2008
You ought to be roasting your own beans.
Joke posted at 1:26 PM, March 06, 2008
That's in the pile of things to do...thanks for the reminder!
Poppy Buxom posted at 4:52 PM, March 06, 2008
Yeah, even my old dad did that. Back in the 1980s. Before Starbucks was invented. And even though he wasn't a foodie.
And this varietals thing. Do you mean that you're striking out into such uncharted territory as Kona or Jamaican Blue Mountain or Kenya Peaberry or some such? Because to be honest--that train left a long time ago. I bought my ticket when Michael J. Fox was a big T.V. star.
MsCellania posted at 11:33 PM, March 06, 2008
I'm GROWING my own beef - I bought a share of a cow in our CSA farm. Which we will now never visit (I had thought to take my dynamic duo to the farm to see how food is REALLY grown) as God Forbid the kids see the herd and start getting fond of 'our cow'.
Yes, do expound on the meaning of 'varietals'. And will this involve more driving on your part?
BreadBox posted at 12:29 AM, March 07, 2008
On food shows --- give me the ones that are made outside the food network now: the UK, Australia and other places seem to be far more innovative, and other channels such as PBS less helpful with how to use canned goods. The food network jumped the shark a year or two back in my mind. Mind you, I'm expecting them to be the next channel to put British mysteries on for ten hours on Sundays --- first it was A&E, then Biography Channel, then....
On coffee --- you don't have to roast your own: just find a neighbourhood store willing to do it for you, and to bring in the beans for you to try. I'm sure it should be trivial to find such a place. After all, we had one in England just down the street thirty years ago.....
Of course, my coffee palate is awful now: to quote Tom Lehrer, my "taste buds were shot off in the war"....
Nice piece. Thanks for giving up on doing any more with it and sharing it with us!
bluemountainsmary posted at 3:40 AM, March 07, 2008
Food shows remain very big here - well at least they are on cable anyway.
And yes I do believe you need to be truly coffee conversant you need to move away from Starbucks completely.
We don't really consider Starbucks to be coffee here you know. I don't what we do consider it to be but you know - not coffee.
Sarah O. posted at 7:58 PM, March 07, 2008
What about Fine Cooking magazine?
varietals - Hahahaha!
mscellania, who lives ONE measly mile from me, can clearly tell you all about the plethera of organic meat around these parts. Colorado's got small herds of all natural cows all over the place. It's crazy! Driving my son to school (5 miles away in the adjacent Denver suburb) we pass FOUR cattle ranches. Problem is, I like the cows and don't like to think that I may end up eating one of them.
I can't eat soft shelled crabs either because they're STARING at me.