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Topic: Coffee & Grits! (3 msgs / 82 lines)
1) From: Sandra Vitti
Hi All,
I have been lurking about for just under a year now. I thank everyone  
for their wonderful advice. I am now an intermediate roaster!
I live just north of Boston, Lynne and I am a transplanted Southern  
Girl. I love this area, even though after nearly 20 years, I still  
wear longjohns starting in Oct to just about now!
I looooove grits and in particular, cheese grits. I married a  
Northern Boy who just does not get the grits thing! I have to have my  
brother down south send me grits in the mail. I actually worked at  
Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain as a singer for a summer season and  
I totally agree with the fact that I have never had better grits.
About the coffee, as many of you probably heard, we had quite a lot  
of rain around here recently. Although the area I live in was high  
and dry, I can't say that about the rest of the city. Consequently,  
we lost our power for about 6 hours one day. Not a huge thing, since  
we have our ever present laptops to keep us company. My husband, (who  
has turned into the coffee roasting fiend in our house) smugly  
brought our camp stove up from the basement when I teased him that he  
would miss his afternoon cuppa. The smile quickly left his face when  
I pointed out we didn't have any coffee ground already. (which we  
never do, cause that would be a bad thing and against the  
homeroasting bylaws....) We don't have a hand grinder. I jokingly  
said he could use the mortar and pestle we keep around for herbs.  
haha. Well, next thing I know he's grinding away with the pestle. The  
coffee wasn't great, but it was hot! I just hope we don't lose our  
power again.
Sandra

2) From: Lynne Biziewski
Hi Sandra -
Well, I'm north of Boston, too - I'm in Malden right now, but preparing to
move, yet again - right back to my old apartment in Lynn. Ah, I will be very
glad to be Lynne from Lynn once again, and make people laugh when I
introduce myself on my walks near the water!
My niece lives in Memphis (originally from here & fr. Maine), but we've
never discussed grits. Never had them...
I have a Zass that has a screw loose (seriously - I had to say that!), just
like me. Think I'll keep it just in case of the inevitable power outage (we
had a few in my old neigborhood). Not having coffee is a serious affair!
Welcome out of lurkdom!
Lynne
P.S. While you put your longjohns on in October, I start to suffer when the
temp gets around 60 - and I actually lived in Arizona for a couple of
years.. what on earth was I thinking????
On 5/1/07, Sandra Vitti  wrote:
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-- 
"Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation.
Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the
muses."
Amy Tan

3) From: Barry Luterman
Time to buy a Zass. You will need it for traveling and camping anyway.


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