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Currant Affairs


No, that’s not a spelling mistake. I do mean “currant” with an “a.”

Here’s what happened.

First thing in the morning I go into the kitchen to put the coffee on.

Hmph! No coffee ground.

Get the beans and pour them into the grinder. I have dark roast and medium roast. These look like … can’t really tell …should have labeled the jar.

Oh well,  here goes. Put the cap on the grinder and … wait a minute! These look like awfully small beans ….

WHAAAAT? That’s not coffee! I taste a “bean” to be sure. They’re currants!

I’m struggling to wake up. My eyes are only half open. And as you can see in the photo below, one of the pot lights has a burned out bulb. They are connected three to a switch and only two of this set are on.

I made scones the other day and put currants in them. I always put away the ingredients when I finish baking, but I hadn’t put away the jar with currants in them. As you can see below, they look very much like the coffee beans that I keep on the counter because I’m always needing to grind more coffee.

With the poor lighting from the burnt out bulb, I couldn’t see that one jar had something other than coffee beans in it.  So maybe there are two dimbulbs around here.

Of course, I can forgive myself for almost making pureed currants.

I hadn’t had my first cup of coffee yet.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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35 thoughts on “Currant Affairs

  1. Chuckling – could happen to anyone!

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  2. When in doubt – use whiskey 🙂
    Cheers !

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  3. Remind me to check the coffee before drinking it at your house!! Ha ha ha. The pureed currants, however, might make for some tasty tea. 🙂 Oh the struggles we must bear in our daily lives. 😀

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  4. That’s funny, but try it… you might like it!

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  5. I thought only I did things like this! Funny, Anneli! 🙂

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    • Without the blogging option I would have given my head a shake and moved on to the next dumb thing, but having my blogging friends to share with allows me to chuckle over this silly thing several times and I’m still smiling as I write this. (Now the world gets to hear all about it – but it’s all in good fun.)

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  6. black currant coffee is the best, just try it out one day, its never too late!

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  7. Hmmm, never thought of adding fruit to my coffee. Might be fun to experiment. 🙂


  8. Too bad you didn’t do that a couple of weeks earlier as an April fool’s joke!

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  9. This gave me a great laugh for the day! I am glad I am not the only one not awake in the morning!

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  10. You just invented a new drink! Enjoy.

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  11. Haha. That’s funny. Can you imagine if you didn’t notice until after you poured a cup and drank it? You would’ve shocked your taste buds. 😛

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  12. This was a great and funny post which would have really been a life changing experience had your eyes not focused a bit, just in time! Phew! 🙂

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  13. I may never know the taste of currant coffee.


  14. Black currant tea is delicious!

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  15. Thank goodness we know how to laugh at ourselves. That was a pretty big (but also funny….?) mistake, Anneli. I was wondering if you began a new fad – a cup of roasted currant drink?

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  16. P.S. Are those kitchen witches? I used to love hanging a kitchen witch in my kitchen years ago. Glad to see they’re back and keeping our kitchens safe — like for hot currant. 🙂

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  17. I do things like this in the early morning. One time I forgot to put the lid on the jar before I turned it upside down to blend my smoothie on my NutriBullet. A blender works better but the NutriBullet is handy. I could drink currant tea but not sure about currant coffee!

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