Monday, August 17, 2009

stampland, chicago illinois

With European ports unable to receive coffee shipments
during World War 2, the United States became the sole
market for Latin and South American beans. After
D-Day, while Europeans faced scarcities and
exorbitant prices, American troops had a
nearly limitless supply.

We spent time with picasso gaglione and darlene
in Chicago. If you are ever there and need a
place to dine in a strip mall that is worth it,
go here: Urban Belly.

You will have to turn the volume up
for these ; )

And here's something for all
you cyber friends:


Anonymous said...

Picasso has quite the impressive collection! Glad you were able to get in more of his shop, this time round. The "teacher's sets" are amazing :)






Tess Kincaid said...

Fun tour. He has some amazing things. Thanks for that!

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M., Subby77,and Willow...
Nice Info(rmation)about coffee shipments.
Nice videoclips.
Nice sounds and quote
by Jean Cocteau.
Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

C.M., I did notice the recent price hike in Columbian grown coffee...seems there was a rather bad harvest this year...ouchies to my poor wallet( if I carried one-LOL! )

Anonymous said...

Hi, Deedee!

Celeste Maia said...

What a great tour you "took" me to. I loved and was fascinated by it. Jean Cocteau's quote is perfect. Thanks for helping me "up" my mental game today.

Tom said...

ahhh...the cool daddy.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

gotta take cleveland alice 2 stampland, maybe she'll meet indy alice.

can u believe we are past the halfway point 4 august.






mouse (aka kimy) said...

hey my creative spacing didn't survive. c'est dommage!

Megan said...

"This one's probably from the teens."


So peaceful, this post.

tony said...

Coffee was never a big deal in Britain before/during WW2.Most Brits just drank Tea.It was only really post-60s that Coffee Became King here.....Infact, as a kid, in the North of England i never saw / drank coffee.The nearest we came was the 'orrible Camp
"Camp Coffee is a glutinous brown substance which consists of water, sugar, 4% coffee essence, and 26% chicory essence. This is generally used as a substitute for coffee, by mixing with warm milk in much the same way as cocoa, but it is commonly found on baking aisles in supermarkets as it is also used as an ingredient in coffee cake and other confections."

mum said...

Having just read about Camp coffee, I wish to add this culinary gem to the collection: in my childhood, one convent used burnt toast grated into boiling water as the morning drink of choice.

What's that? Was I raised inside a Dickens novel? No, this was in a boarding school in a small Québec town. In all fairness, I must add the blueberry jam was first-rate :-)

Coffee Messiah said...

subT: Hey, Thanks for taking the time to look and hope Bill misses your area this weekend ; )

willow: He's a wealth of art knowledge.

dd: Thanks and hope all is well ; )

celeste: Thanks for taking a look.

tom: KN is the best.

kimy: Or Cleveland ; )

megan: Thanks

tony: Yep, camp coffee was something else, wasn't it ; (

mum: A fascinating concept to be sure and could certainly see why the jam was a hit ; ) Hope all is well your way!

Anonymous said...

C.M., coffee! And if Bill misses us, we've still got a tornado warning in effect( I think 'til 21.00 EST ). GAH! I'm surrounded by bad weather...