Cook throws in the towel...
May 13, 2011 1:01 am
Updated: May 13, 2011 9:21 pm
Time has come for crazycook to just say "to he[[ with it," and let the days unfold as they will... Tired of being scullery maid, cook, under house maid (all per "Upstairs, Downstairs,")
If I'm the only one who can wipe up spilt choc. milk, bread crumbs...
Sorry, all... just needed to "vent" a minute.... I've used my new coffee grinder twice now (I think..) and have found that the "sleighbell roast" whole beans, make a good cup of coffee... that is, second time around... With my store bought can, 3 scoops
to "4 cups" of water makes decent coffee, unfortunately, I discovered yesterday, that water/grounds ratio of fresh, makes a pretty weak "cup of tea" as it were. This morn, I gave it a bit of an extra boost, and totally enjoyed the "sleighbell roast" whole
beans. While I still like my Columbian, I have enjoyed the 2nd pot of fresh ground! I might say that the "tides" may be turning for me, but a lg can of my usual is about $8, and whole beans are about the same... for a piddly little "pouch."
I fear, that with the current employment status here at the 'Casa' taking a major change, the day may well soon come that I must watch where every penny goes... Thus, I don't want to become accustomed to buying whole bean... may have to give up coffee alltogether
soon! ENOUGH! Continuing won't do my "mood" and good at all!
So, I did go "crazycookin" over the weekend, but alas, one batch became hockey puks in short order, and the other has gone rather "strange" already...
So, I cannot at this time say where crazycook will be next week, but as of this moment, I'm tempted to throw in the towel and be done with it for a while!
Ok, back to the coffee grinder thing (thanks for "bearing with me,") I have no idea how to clean it, tho I've been given a couple tidbits from two friends... I can't say that I've ever had coffee with a hint of cinnamon... but then, isn't there some Europen
country who considers that a "specialty?" Besides, my good friend Deni tells me (often) that she puts either cocoa or cinnamin in the pot before she brews... Guess any flavor would work, and might allow (me) to buy lesser expensive creamer, if the coffee
itself had the "flavor" of the day! So, I had really planned on getting two grineders, one for my coffee, one for spices, but apparently that's not a NECESSITY... more a what...? By the way, should I freeze cinnamon sticks?
My "garden" is growing... I've planted 10 cloves of garlic, all of which have sprouted (to 4" tall) in the last week, the same gal says plant grocery bought ginger... it will grow, and produce - and make a really pretty plant in the meantime... Soon as I
get out and get soil and pots, I'll plant some, in addition to planting green onions - I've learned that they will grow into large white onions... My lettuces, chives, and basil are doing wonderfully in an east window of the house (indoors!) I open windows
trying to "fool" them into thinking they're outside. Also have 3 cuke plants sprouted... the first has 4 leaves, the next two just recently germinated with 2 leaves each. I'm in hopes of growing pickling cukes... don't know why tho!
Well, without going back to the beginning, and seeing just what I've written, I think I'll just say "sorry" if I'm not making sense, thanks for any comments (regardless) and...
Be well, be happy, be crazy!