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Home Town: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Living In: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Sandra is asking: (1 answer)
I have some coffee that will soon pass its best before date. What can I use this coffee for besides making coffee type drinks? I heard they make good gardening fertilizer?

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Last updated: Dec. 2, 2013 1:00 am
Posted: Jul. 19, 2013 2:59 am
 
Answered by: Party Chef
Jul. 19, 2013 3:04 am
Good morning! Has it been opened? My FIL buys coffee from flea markets that are at their prime and are still good. As for fertilizer I put used grounds in the garden all winter into early spring,supposed to add some kind of nutrient.
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Party Chef
Jul. 19, 2013 3:09 am
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Coffee-Jelly/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=coffee&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=%2frecipe-exchange%2frecipe-request.aspx
 
Party Chef
Jul. 19, 2013 3:10 am
Here is a recipe for coffee jelly. Has some good reviews.
 
sueb
Jul. 19, 2013 3:20 am
Coffee jelly was a treat when I went to a good friend's house as we grew up! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Coffee-Jelly/?prop31=1
 
Heather
Jul. 19, 2013 3:32 am
PC - I have never heard of that - so you just sprinkle it around? (I need to google)
 
sueb
Jul. 19, 2013 3:32 am
Do you make candles? Try putting some of it in with your melted wax!
 
Party Chef
Jul. 19, 2013 3:48 am
Yes heather, along with crushed egg shells .
 
Heather
Jul. 19, 2013 3:56 am
HMPF who knew Thanks
 
Don
Don
Jul. 19, 2013 3:57 am
Hi, coffee grounds, tea leaves - just burst open the used bags, egg shells all put nutrients into the soil and enhance it. cheers OR make masses of these. ------ Blueberry Coffee Crumble Cake Fresh blueberry cake with a delicious crumble topping makes this recipe a real treat. Makes 1x 23cm/9in Cake Ingredients For the crumble topping 50g/2oz caster sugar 75g/2¾oz light brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp instant coffee powder 150g/6oz plain flour 75g/3oz butter, cubed For the cake 250g/8oz plain flour 225g/8oz blueberries 150g/5oz butter, softened 150g/5oz caster sugar 3 free-range eggs 150ml/5fl oz soured cream 50ml/2fl oz strong espresso 1 lemon, zest only 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and seeds scraped out Preparation method 1.Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 23cm/9in cake tin. 2.For the crumble topping, mix the sugars, cinnamon, coffee and flour together in a bowl, then rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. 3.For the cake, sprinkle a little of the flour over the blueberries and mix together. 4.Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Beat in the soured cream, espresso and lemon zest. Fold in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, vanilla and blueberries. 5.Spoon the mixture into the cake tin, smooth the top, then sprinkle over the crumble topping. Bake in the oven for 1-1¼ hours, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
 
Sandra
Jul. 19, 2013 4:03 am
Hi everyone: This coffee is unopened because I planned on using it, but then found some other great coffees so this coffee was left unmade. Coffee jelly sounds horrible - how could you? :) No I won't make candles. I think it will be put in the garden for a fertilizer because it has lots of nitrogen in it. It also aerates the soil and increases bacterium and plants that like acidic soil love it. Readers digest has some great ideas including using it to freshen the scent of a car, and scent of animal and also to add to the flavour of stews and to exfoliate dry skin. Check it out for yourself here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe-exchange/Recipe-Request.aspx?requestID=306773
 
Sandra
Jul. 19, 2013 4:06 am
Sorry I meant to add this link

http://www.readersdigest.ca/home-garden/5-things/5-things-do-coffee-grounds
 
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