Hey! Guess what ads I am now seeing? Thermos!
Appreciate the comments. Jim has hit upon something I hadn't thought of, sort of ... He goes on deck
and dumps the grounds. Sounds simple but it's been so cold here all winter I've been loathe to mess with the weather
boards. Plus I might lose my $ FP overboard
. Moreover, I'd have to get dressed as until next Mon, I am smackdab downtown. It's like a med moor in Tangiers, only without the dangers and dirt.
My french press is a SS 12 oz, one cupper. It makes great coffee but the grounds are kicking my butt. The best way I've found to dump the grounds is slam the cup into the sink onto a paper towel. Some grounds always make a break for the drain tho and that's a no go at the moment, literally. And the water's too cold to go overboard, plug
the seacock, and fix the problem for another month yet.
And ya gotta know after 7 decades, I have heard of and tried instant coffees. And every kind of coffee brewing scheme. The little coffee bags work well but the cost, while I can actually afford it, blows the left side of my brain, even as the right side whispers "oooh, smell that aroma."
Nah mates, having come this far with the tea thing, I'd like to stick it out. Not sure about the black tea but reading suggests that the green tea is good for me. The taste isn't as good as coffee yet but I am the old dog learning
a new trick. Additives such as milk (I don't drink it), sugar (I don't use it), lemon and all the rest do not figure into my Minimalist approach.
Ergo my morning ritual is shaping up simply as boiling water in tea pot (sing along with me), pouring some into tea cup (SS FP bottom), some more into small wide mouth Thermos with quinoa, and the remainder into larger Thermos for a second "cuppa" as authentic as well as adoptive Aussies say.
This all cleans up quickly without the time and mess involved with frying eggs, potatoes, bacon and so forth, the murican way. No, it's not as good but it's low hassle.
The superior and righteous feeling of eating simply and well is not to be overlooked either!
Thanks for the tea suggestions. I wanted to be armed with a goal going into the health food store as just wandering around can be intimidating. The employees have the superior and righteous attitude down to a science. I go along to get along.
If I can find a tea I really like, I'll buy in bulk. I'd be willing to futz with brewing leaves when the drain gets fixed, if it really is tastier (the leaves not the drain). The good thing about the clogged drain is if water can't get out, it can't get in either.
The seacock appears to be a Groco rubber plug
type, and it seems the rotating plug is no longer adhered to the handle. I'm guessing the warranty period is over.
No one has mentioned the pesticide residue. I put the question on CF as we have lifelong tea drinkers. I sense this is not a concern for most.
The plastic cone idea is a good one to be sure but the switch to tea seems worthwhile to me at the moment.
PPS Just as you can't find fine gourmet food conveniently ready to consume in tins, when it comes to tea the "good stuff" unfortunately doesn't come in tea bags. I feel qualified to comment, as I am a connoisseur here of all things both good and naughty
You had me at the last word, Lassie.
Ken, come on, I know you drive a Ferrari but tell me you don't use a battery
powered stirring stick.
And Cormorant, wonderful Onion
article. I read the rag back when some guys started it out in Madison, WI from the get-go. I stopped reading entirely with the issue that questioned whether one lost
all of one's self respect if one masturbated twice a day or more. I just didn't want to know.
Thanks for playing mates.