I hate carbonation; it is why I am not a beer enthusiast. A while back, my son bought me a beer to try. I opened it, left it in the frig to de-gas. He wasn't too happy about that, so I poured it into my French Press and pumped the carbonation out of it. It was pretty good. He was horrified. Tonight, I did the same with some "young" port that I wasn't too thrilled with. Wala! Several hours of "breathing" accomplished in a few minutes. I googled it, and it seems there are numerous non-coffee uses for a French Press. What is yours?
What favorite utensil do you like to "mis-use" for a purpose other than how it was intended?
Lagostina presses, I have 3 of them. One big and 2 smaller. Depends upon thirst.
I cut open those little Keurig pods and make coffee with them. Locally roasted beans just as good.
Somehow have wound up with 3 bean grinders. Some mornings, I want our mountain melt fresh water. Other mornings, I can gulp a Club Soda for the fizz. I am not a hopeless caffeine addict.
Never been much of a tea drinker so I bought some good(?) blacks, Oolong and Green teas just 6(?) weeks ago. After steeping 5 minutes, the tea leaves expand tremendously and the press screen catches them all. Black and green taste is good, Oolong is dishwater.
Some people want all that to be a performance of ceremony. I just want a tasty hot drink.
I can not think of much.
I do use a larger kitchen strainer to strain and clean my dirty shot from my jewelry tumbler.
I use clothes pins for potato chip bag seals.
Now yard and shop tools-I may improvise, use, and abuse. Brad
I have a bush cherry in the back yard, fabulous jam when I can beat the birds.
Cooking the fruit, I have a deep-fry basket just the right size mesh to catch all the cherry seeds.
Terry & I did a lot of camping when we first got together. I used to run a big blue enamel cowboy pot in my camper van before we met. Coffee & Irish cream is an important part of camping.
We got a French press on our first trip. Good coffee, Easy to make. We had a great breakfast.
When we cleaning up she went to throw the grounds out & the glass part flew out of the handle /holder & smashed on the only rock in the campsite! We still laugh about it!
We still have some bent utensils from before I bought an oyster knife!
Edited by - bubbalouie on 09/29/2022 18:58:50
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