Coffee Monday – August 13,2018 Cold Brew Coffee

Good morning,

With the triple digit temperatures we have been having, cold coffee has been a favorite.  Cold brewed coffee is our preferred method of brewing. 

In the past, I have put one cup of coarse ground coffee in a 2 quart container filled with cold water, let it set over night in the refrigerator, then strained it through cheese cloth and a coffee filter.  It was messy but worked.

Now you can find cold brew coffee accessories every where.

I found a fun one that uses mason jars. I particularly like this as I have a variety of mason jars around the house from my canning days.

I looked at several styles and this one had many five star reviews.

Cold Brew Coffee Maker – 2 Quart

by County Line Kitchen

They have other accessories that make serving the coffee a snap.  These only fit wide mouth jars.  The lid below seals so it doesn’t leak.  It makes me want to get out all of my old mason jars!  The company also sells the individual parts, filters, replacement seals, and lids.

Dragon Thursday

Good morning,

Tuesday I posted some edits of photos taken on vacation from 1976.   When a friend sent me a link for a dragon incense burner, I thought I might continue that 70’s feel with Throw Back Thursday – Dragon style.

None of the incense burners I had as a teen were nearly as cool as these.

This one can be found on many sites but for today I will be linking to Amazon. It is a backflow incense burner.  Pretty cool. The price was $29.0 with free Prime shipping at the time of this post.

Next is another backflow incense burner .  It is also from Amazon. The price was $12.98 with free Prime shipping (at time of post)

The search brought up many dragon incense burners in varying styles.  These two  are just a sampling of what’s available.




Captured Moments – Full Moon with Panasonic Lumix FZ80 and Topaz Studio

One of the reasons that I wanted the Panasonic Luminx FZ80 was the 60x zoom.  My old Canon SX280HS , which had a bad experience at the beach one year, had a zoom that worked well for moon shots and I wanted another camera with similar zoom capabilities..  I tried using the hand held night shot scene mode on the Panasonic Lumix FZ80.  It would not zoom close enough to get the shot I wanted.  I decided to try using the 4K mode in the iA setting and the zoom extended and focused the way I was hoping it would.   Below are the results.  The photos were shot in 4K, hand held with the camera braced against my porch post.  (A new tripod is high on the wish list)

I caught a bit of the clouds in this one.

The next photo is also a hand held shot using 4k in the iA (Auto) setting.

This is the same photo using an effect called Antique Amber in Topaz Studio. 


Dragon Thursday

My friends know me well.  I had three people send me links to dragon faucets in the past two weeks.  🙂  For those that need more dragon in their lives, these dragon accessories may be just what you have been looking for.

This one is from The Fashion Booth

This one can be found at a site called Bonanza.  If you search their website for Dragon Faucet it brings up several styles and finishes.


This garden faucet is also from bonanza.

Here is another outdoor garden faucet / spout from The Renovator’s Supply, Inc.  Love the wall flange that comes with it..

If you are an Amazon shopper, they have many offerings.  Here is one that caught my eye.

Coffee Monday

Continuing the theme of gifts for coffee lovers, this week I have three that I found through Buzz Feeds 39 Amazing Gifts For People Who Love Coffee

First is this fun pin found on Etsy at BruisedTounge shop.  It made me laugh.


Next, for those relaxing, drinking coffee with friends, moments.  A friend of mine and her family always work on a puzzle together during the holidays. Nice way to spend time together.

This can be found at Amazon.


Last is so true, especially on Monday.  This can be found on Etsy at BorealisAdventureCo