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Re: 61-degree heat wave


I just took a look at my spare nuts n bolts can out in the garage.  It
reads:

Cafe Du Monde
Original French Market & Coffee Stand
COFFEE AND CHICORY

French Market brand is something else.

I knew Postum was a blend of "grains", but it was my impression the chicory
was the main ingredient.  Years ago when I couldn't stand to drink coffee, I
tried it to see if I'd like it any better.  Horrible stuff!!!!  Many years
later I found the reason I didn't like coffee was the sugar and milk people
were suggesting I add to it.  I found out I like it black.  Except for the
cafe au lait at Cafe Du Monde.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave


> Kinda missed this the first time around. Sorry.
>
> Love the coffee at Cafe du Monde. Have ever since I lived for a spell
> in that fair city. Even have two different versions of its tourist
> take-away cups. The usual coffee-chicory blend in NOLa is Louisanne,
> but there are others--French Market, for example, which may be a brand
> associated with Cafe du Monde.
>
> And, Kitty, Postum is all kinds of yucky stuff, like the dregs of
> roasted barley and other roasted and pulverized wholesome grains hyped
> by Dr. Kellogg--who is, after all, the father of the high colonic, not
> to mention corn flakes ;>) Terrible stuff on all fronts [or backs].
>
>
> On Saturday, January 10, 2004, at 06:42 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > Another note about chicory - Cafe du Monde in NOLA still blends
> > chicory in
> > their world famous coffee. It's too harsh for me, though.  Even though
> > I
> > always drink my coffee black, I can't drink theirs black.  So, Cafe au
> > lait
> > it is!
> > Then there was the coffee shortage in the depression - or was it
> > during the
> > war? I don't know, wasn't born yet - when chicory was readily used as a
> > coffee substitute.  I think you can still buy Postum.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2004 8:23 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> >
> >
> >> I agree with the wild chicory shade of blue.  A story...once, when
> >> about
> >> married for three years, my husband brought home a bouquet.  It was
> >> gorgeous!!!  But to our dismay, the blossoms faded by afternoon.  It
> >> took
> >> several more years to realize that they would perk back up the next
> >> day.
> >> Also, learned that old timers called chicory "the time plant" because
> >> they
> >> could tell from the blossoms when it was time to come in from the
> >> fields
> >> for lunch.
> >>
> >> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> [Original Message]
> >>> From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> >>> To: Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>> Date: 01/10/2004 1:21:35 PM
> >>> Subject: [CHAT] 61-degree heat wave
> >>>
> >>> Was 61 at 6 this morning and has been falling ever since. Of course,
> >>> up
> >>> where the short one's kids live it's been in negative numbers all
> >>> day.
> >>> I've done my best to forget what that's like, however. Must be some
> >>> Puritan need for self-flagellation that makes them want to live
> >>> there.
> >>>
> >>> All of our christmas cacti have decided to bloom this week in spite
> >>> of
> >>> the cranky weather. Not just the yellow and purple we acquired last
> >>> weekend but the red and yellow and pink ones that have been hanging
> >>> out
> >>> here for a few years. Blue--some genetic engineer needs to slip the
> >>> color gene from chicory into the Schlumbergia gene pool. Now that
> >>> would
> >>> be sensational. The wild chicory has to most beautiful shade of blue
> >>> of
> >>> any flower anywhere. Bright. Electric.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Island Jim
> >>> Southwest Florida
> >>> Zone 10
> >>>
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