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Sunday, February 26, 2012

For kymber

As requested.

Chili under construction:






kymber, also notice my nice old Corning Ware percolator on the flames...my drip pot went kaput. Guess I'll need to drink good coffee from here on out.


Stephen

22 comments:

  1. I drink a lot of perked coffee. I'm using a big stainless steel camp pot. Nothing like a really hot cup of coffee.

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    1. I agree, Sixbears, perked coffee is the best. I own several peculators ranging from old blue chipped ware to copper and, of course, the Corning. Problem is it takes so long to make a pot, and my mornings are a bit rushed - hence the drip. Still, think I'll stick to the perked for a while...thanks, and hope all is well with you.

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  2. Percolators were designed to get the most coffee from the least amount of beans. If you like it better than drip coffee it is probably because it is what you are used to. The conniseurs hated the percolators.

    You can get the somewhat the same effect from a drip coffee maker by adding a little bit of fresh ground on top of a once used set of grounds. It is a good way to make a quick half-pot that a restaurant person taught me.

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  3. Good information, Russell, thank you.

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  4. My Mom used the Corning Ware coffee pot! Hope the chili is great!

    Doug

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    1. Thanks, Doug. I own a couple of them, makes great coffee. Come back soon for another visit.

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  5. thanks, dear sweet one! the chili looks awesome - i need your recipe as my dearest brother redneck (not giving away any names....well, ok - it was MDR!!!) told me that my chili was not proper chili - all in good fun of course! and he's never gotten back to me with his recipe so i will, of course, settle with yours!

    i love percolated coffee but that's probably because of memories fishing with my family and drinking coffee over an open fire. i reeeeeallllly love the green le creuset!!!

    thanks again for the pics! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Perked coffee smells so good on an early cold morning. I seldom use a recipe for my chili, but will try and write one for you. It only takes passion and care. I like the Le Creuset too. Have about three or four pieces...not cheap but worth the price. Thank you, sweet kymber.

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  6. As soon as I opened this post, the first thing I noticed was the coffee pot. It has been recalled as being very dangerous. I don't know if you have children, but that thing exploding at face level will be devastating. Maybe you are not afraid because you have had it forever, but I thought I would tell you.

    The second thing I noticed is that I have never seen a stovetop like yours. I like it. What kind is it?

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    1. PP, thanks for the nice comment. About the Corning pot, I've read the recall and it was for the handle and band...if it's tight, no problems. I've been using them since the early 1970's without a problem. My stove top is a KitchenAide..when we purchased our home I had the kitchen remodeled. It was my first replacement. Any serious cook will use only gas (or propane) it's responsive. Thank you very much...

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  7. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)February 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Ahhhh! Nothing compares to the aroma of fresh perked coffee. (Still have my cornflower Corning Ware pot and baking dishes). Enjoy and savor!

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    1. I like Corning Ware very much too, Phyllis. There is a second hand dealer, located at a local flea market, that deals exclusively in it...I'm always buying rare pieces from him. Thank you very much...sweet lady.

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  8. Wooshed back in time. My parents had that same coffee pot, and tea pot. I remember waking up to the smell of fresh perked coffee as a kid. And, my grand parents always did their chili in their old Dutch oven. With home made corn bread, done in a cast iron skillet.

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    1. Bubba, you should smell my house at this very moment...it's filled with the aroma of fresh perked coffee...y'all come, hear...

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  9. My mom has one of those corning perks floating around somewhere. I need to try that.

    Hope your chili turned out great!

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    1. Chili was great. Find the pot and make yourself some fine coffee...thanks.

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  10. This picture make me long for my life back in Iowa. I always long for it actually. Sometimes I really want some peace and quiet and the comforts that coffee percolating in a corningware pot.

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    1. I understand, Pretty Girl...make some coffee and turn off the distractions. It'll do you good. Take care, and thanks.

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  11. Would not take any amount of money for my cornflower CorningWare percolator. I got burnt when I was a very young girl and quickly learned how it works. It has been camping with us and love the smell of my coffee. The chili looks good. I hope this posting means you were careful if you did make it to your shop! Go take care of your weeding out of the city rats (squirrels) so you can smell some powder! Just a suggestion. .Hope you are feeling better and healing well.

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    1. Shame we've allowed ourselves to become trapped by new innovations, isn't it. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  12. Hey, I eat chilli, how about thinking of your ole pal next time you make a pot.

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    1. Why didn't you just ask...darn, Bubba, you just left.

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