Saturday, 14 April 2012

...and your drinks for free ...

The humble Dandelion
 Apparently Global Warming is causing havoc in the coffee industry.  The demand for good coffee, particularly Arabica, has increased as the supply has gone down.  Experts are blaming the weather as the Colombian coffee regions are experiencing heat waves, record rainfalls and plagues of pests(read 'The End of Cheap Coffee').  We will all be paying higher prices for our daily fix or drinking less cups a day .... or you could try the alternative - Dandelion Coffee!

You dig up the roots, wash them, roast them, grind them and they're ready to use. 

It actually tastes terrible!

A drink that is worth making though is Dandelion Wine.  We made this last year and it tastes lovely!  You need a sunny day to pick the flowers and an hour sat in the garden preparing them.  You will be glad you took the time when you are sampling the goods next year.

Tonight is the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.  My Great Uncle was on board (see 'Family' section above).

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