I am ecstatic about finding a vendor in McAllen for my most favorite tea in the universe. Russian Caravan tea - and he buys direct so its not too expensive. I also just discovered an alternate use for a Press Pot (refuse to give the french credit for anything anymore) it doubles nicely as a tea pot. So after brewing some Russian tea in it, I scalded it and made a press pot of Peruvian and its still a great coffee brewer. So now along with my coffee in the fly-away-kit I have included a small vac bag of Russian. Now if my leg will just heal up, I'll get on with life :O) John homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Hey John, Do you know how many french soldiers it takes to defend Paris? Neither do the French, they've never tried. Or The Ebay auction of a French Military rifle. The description says it was never fired, but is in poor shape from being dropped so many times while running away. On a personal note; while I was spending 3 months traveling through europe I found out that the best insults came from the french. No joke, true story. John Abbott wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
John: <Snip> It's all so annoying, isn't it . . . what was once merely an *air* of "moral superiority" now turning into a *reality* of moral superiority . . . (and those darned Russians agreeing with them, too . . .). Not to mention those awful Yemenis and Indonesians. Why, if Italy didn't have a government subservient enough to ignore what its people think we'd have to give up espresso, too . . . (and English tea along with the Russian, for the same reason . . .). Deward homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
I fail to see where continual cowardice is measured as superior anything!
John: <Snip> What the rest of the world does see ? ? ? Perhaps you should stand back and consider the implication of that . . . Deward homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Deward - I'll be happy to continue this off the list!
gettin kinda deep-the Brits have a lot of experience giving the French credit where it is duehttp://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,5-2003070706,,00.html
John: <Snip> Next time don't put it on the list in the first place, and all will be fine . . .. (here, anyway). Deward homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Floyd: <Snip> credit where it is due Indeed they do . . . and for a view of it modestly more intelligent that that of the tabloids:http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,883600,00.htmlDeward homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Couldn't you consider ISH to be French coffee? -- Rick French Military History 1. Gallic Wars: The French not only lost, they lost to an Italian. 2. Hundred Years' War: Although they kinda/sorta mostly lost, they were saved by Joan of Arc (a female schizophrenic), who by accident created the First Rule of French Warfare: "France's armies are victorious only when not led by a Frenchman." 3. Italian Wars: France became the first and only country in history to lose not just one but TWO wars against Italians. 4. Wars of Religion: France was 0-5-4 against the Huguenots. 5. Thirty Years' War: Although not technically a principal, they did manage to get invaded anyway. Amusingly, they claim a tie on the basis that eventually the other participants started ignoring them. 6. War of Devolution: Tied. 7. Dutch War: Tied. 8. War of the Augsburg League: Lost, claimed tie. 9. King William's War: Lost, claimed tie. 10. French and Indian War: Lost, claimed tie. Three ties in a row caused some deluded folks to label the period as the height of French military power. 11. War of the Spanish Succession: Lost. 12. American Revolution: In a Scribean foreshadow of the future, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw way more action. This is eventually known as "de Gaulle Syndrome." It also establishes the Second Rule of French Warfare: "France only wins when America does most of the fighting." 13. French Revolution: Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French. 14. Napoleonic Wars: Lost. 15. Franco-Prussian War: Lost. 16. World War I: Tied and on the way to losing. France was saved by the United States. 17. World War II: Lost. Conquered French liberated by the United States and Britain. 18. War in Indochina: Lost. 19. Algerian Rebellion: Lost. The first defeat of a Western army by a Non-Turkic Muslim force since the Crusades. It gave birth to the First Rule of Muslim Warfare: "We can always beat the French." This rule is identical to the First Rules of Italian, Russian, German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux Warfare. 20. War on Terrorism: France has surrendered to Germans and Muslims just to be safe. Quiz: How many divisions does it take to successfully defend Paris? Answer: No one knows. It's never been done. homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
John I am also consumed with tea as well as coffee. I Have been using Republic Tea and I like their Republic Chai. I have also purchased almost as many books on tea as I did on coffee. I made two different types of Chai blends myself which turned out pretty good but I still like the Republic type better. I have purchased tea pots, cups, infusers and so many types of tea I can't name them all. I think I am addicted. If I don't stop my wife will take my charge card. Sure is fun though. Happy brewing, dale
You neglected to mention my favorite battle between the Brits and French. The battle of Agincourt-yeah it was part of the 100 years war but it was the biggie IMHO. Lots of pre battle trash talk-the French said they were gonna cut off the bow fingers of the Brits - the French had lost a couple of prior rounds and for this one they just put on more armor and did battle. Sadly after the French surrendered-somebody started a massacre for unknown reasons but supposedly the famous "V" for victory sign originated as a result of this battle. It later evolved into the one finger salute-note it is important how u do the "V" for victory-bad form if u extend the knuckle side of your hand toward the person being "saluted"- unless u want them to be offended.
Deward, been reading the liberal press again? The rest of the world? Come on.......this is a no spin zone. Mike <Snip> and <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
How about keeping this list on coffee? Jim Gundlach On Monday, February 17, 2003, at 06:34 PM, sho2go wrote: <Snip> homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Yes, please! Now, french roast is what most people want me to supply them with, even though I expain and explain that it's not nessesarilly the best. Charlie --- jim gundlach wrote: <Snip> <Snip> ===== Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Shopping - Send Flowers for Valentine's Dayhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://shopping.yahoo.comhomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast
Sorry, guys, I'll make sure I include some hole-size content next time. Mike
From: "Rick Farris" <Snip> No, British. Though discovered by Portuguese Admiral Joao da Nova in 1502 and kept secret, it was *discovered* by Dutch & British in 1588. The British East India Company established the first permanent settlement in 1659. The Island of St. Helena has been under direct control of the British Crown since 1834. Yes, French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there in 1815, and died while there in exile in 1821, St. Helena was never part of French possessions. St. Helena remains a British Overseas Territory. The end of the short ISH history lesson! (information taken directly from ISH website:-) MM;-) aka Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee Dual Variable Transformer Rosto Roasting Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin' homeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast