Tonight I cooked..........

No disagreement there, but the French press or drop filter has more caffeine per serving from the same amount of ground coffee. If its caffeine you really want then the boiled Turkish/Greek coffee is what you need. Plus a dose of the screaming abdabs if you end up drinking the grounds in the bottom of the cup too
Thus the glass of water.
 
Plus a dose of the screaming abdabs if you end up drinking the grounds in the bottom of the cup too
In the medical trade, as I understand it, this is an extreme expression of what is known as "the urge to purge", which is a normal consequence of drinking coffee.

It also reminds me that (having given up on coffee after having one of those mini Kona style pots on a hotplate in my office, followed by a long but unsatisfactory relationship with instant coffees) I was re-introduced to the joys of fresh coffee by the IDF, with whom I spent a coupla weeks on a course in 2001.

At break time (once a.m. and once p.m.) they'd produce a Burco boiler, a bowl of coffee grounds and a stack of plastic cups (with some jugs of milk in the a.m. but not the p.m., 'cuz Kosher, and that)

Method: lob coffe in cup, cover with hot water, wait till the the grounds sank. Add milk (or not) and sweeten, then sup, until the grounds began to stick to your teeth.

Once I got the hang of it, the coffee was really enjoyable, mainly because it was good quality beans fresh ground.

Good old Jewish hospitality meant I didn't half pile on the inches over that trip, mind. Couldn't remotely fit into my Cyprus-tailored SD for the end-of-course presentations :-D
 
Tonights repast.
Loch trout on a bed of couscous, prawn and oriental veg stir fry (Aldi frozen Thai veg).

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Mrs Biff let me have the biggest filet.
 
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Donny

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It’s getting a bit chilly outside so I’ve made a start on warming stews. Chicken, ham and veg with a handful of lentils tonight - very tasty with some warm bread to mop up the gravy.
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Kirkz

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It’s getting a bit chilly outside so I’ve made a start on warming stews. Chicken, ham and veg with a handful of lentils tonight - very tasty with some warm bread to mop up the gravy.
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That all in looks the canines cajones, Mukker.
Though a few shades browner would improve it no end.
 

ancienturion

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It’s getting a bit chilly outside so I’ve made a start on warming stews. Chicken, ham and veg with a handful of lentils tonight - very tasty with some warm bread to mop up the gravy.
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Classic! Makes me feel hungry again.
 
Only thing about those is I thought they were cast aluminium which put me off..
They do them in stainless, which I use, not that I have anything against aluminium.

Bialetti Stainless Steel

ETA - some stove top coffee facts and moka lore as well. I can only be arsed on a weekend but it beats the shit out of any other IMO.
 
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Pretty excited for tomorrow. I've had my Big Green Eggs for 10 years now, two "Large" models. Always thought maybe I should have got one of them as an XL model. 24" vs 18" grate. 78% bigger cooking area. This year's Thanksgiving will be at our place, and we're likely to have 12 sitting down, so I will need a couple of Pterodactyls to feed everyone. Now is the time to get an XL.

But... they're $1200 just for the Egg. Then there's the stand, heat deflector, side tables etc. Not to mention tax. You would easily drop $2000 buying an XL brand new round here. Found one used for sale in Spartanburg for $600 with all the extras ("eggtras"). It shall be in my truck tomorrow. I'll sell the stand and side tables for $200, and make a combined rolling cart for all three of them. Net price $400, plus half a dozen wheels for the stand off Amazon for maybe $50.

Gloat post tomorrow. Or abject disappointment if it's no good when I go see it.
 
Pretty excited for tomorrow. I've had my Big Green Eggs for 10 years now, two "Large" models. Always thought maybe I should have got one of them as an XL model. 24" vs 18" grate. 78% bigger cooking area. This year's Thanksgiving will be at our place, and we're likely to have 12 sitting down, so I will need a couple of Pterodactyls to feed everyone. Now is the time to get an XL.

But... they're $1200 just for the Egg. Then there's the stand, heat deflector, side tables etc. Not to mention tax. You would easily drop $2000 buying an XL brand new round here. Found one used for sale in Spartanburg for $600 with all the extras ("eggtras"). It shall be in my truck tomorrow. I'll sell the stand and side tables for $200, and make a combined rolling cart for all three of them. Net price $400, plus half a dozen wheels for the stand off Amazon for maybe $50.

Gloat post tomorrow. Or abject disappointment if it's no good when I go see it.
@Kirkz
I think an invasion is in order!
 

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