Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Food for the future and a brew buzz

I just spent a while talking to Charlie Pillsbury's wife. Charlie, who was known as Doone in college, was Gary Trudeau's suitemate (D-port maybe?). Anyway, Charlie, the inspiration for Doone and their other suitemate Scot (the half inspiration for Scot Sloane in Doonesbury) and their other suitemates all still get together for Labor Day every year. It gives me such joy to think that we could be having New Years or some other holiday dinner for years into the future.

Also -- here's a recipe for Cold Brew Coffee, my new favorite thing. It's kind of like sun tea in that it cold brews, but the benefits are many -- non-acidic because it hasn't been hot-brewed, very concentrated stuff that can be re-constituted using hot or cold water/milk depending on whether you want hot or iced coffee, and it lasts in the fridge for upwards of two weeks. It's pretty great. I make half-decaf/half-regular blend.

- 1 lb coffee (ground)
- 12 cups cold water

Let sit 24 hours or more. Strain. (To strain I line a collander with 2 layers of paper towel).

6 comments:

Karen said...

Whoa, Kat, how did you get hooked up with "Doone"'s wife?

Kat B said...

She's a minister.

Ivettie said...

I'm totally going to try this, as you know how much of a coffee drinker I am. Dumb question, does this sit at room temperature, or do you refridgerate for the 24 hrs?

xo

Mel said...

Here's a NYT article about it from last year. I keep meaning to give it a try....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/dining/27coff.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Kat B said...

I keep the stuff in the fridge in an old glass jar. You might be able to keep it at room temp for a while but not indefinitely. We'll see how I feel about it in the winter when I want a hot coffee, but for the summer the firdge actually is nice...

vanlikethecar said...

ooo, this sounds great! how long can you keep it in the frige! and so cool that we can compare ourselves to old school yalies. =) Yeah, KB's first post!!!!