Saturday, October 10, 2009

It took me almost untill noon to cook soup and pancakes and get ready to go to Toronto. We went to the farmers' market on our way, and jumped on the Queen Elisabeth Way only to find ourselves stuck in traffic. I turned the radio on and found out that the Gardener was closed. It meant that it would take us hours just to get to downtown Toronto. I turned back home. We do not need to spend hours in traffic on our day off. We went to the Burlington Ikea instead. I bought a coffee/ tea maker or what is called a French coffee press. I have two--one for coffee and one for tea. I use them all the time since I do not have an electric coffee maker. This one is perfect for me. It's small, does not need paper filters and is perfect for making mint tea from freshly picked leaves from my yard.


  1. It comes with instructions ;-)
    You just take the lid with a strainer off, put whatever you want to brew in, pour the hot water over, and put the lid on with a strainer raised up, to allow the brewing, when its ready, push the strainer down - this way you sieve the brew. It is really simple, and I do not know how I have lived without it for so many years. according to wikipedia:

    ...French press captures more of the coffee's flavour and essential oils, which would become trapped in a traditional drip brew machine's paper filters...

    I totally agree, I do not even like tea bags. I strongly dislike paper in my beverages ;-)