Coffee as a Motif

Dear Reader,

Coffee is definitely a motif, especially iced coffee.  I was absolutely delighted  to discover that it is actually highly beneficial for my bloodtype.  I was always cadging it as a kid, and now I know why.  I find it hard to write or edit without a glass of iced coffee nearby.  I’ve been reading Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo’s,  Eat Right 4 Your Type: Individualized, and marveling at the  natural intuition of  children.  I hated red meat as a kid.  Just the smell of it cooking used to make me gag.  It was the scourge of my every meal growing up and there were pitched battles at our house over my refusal to eat it.   And all these years later it has proven to be toxic for  my blood type!  As an adult I have learned to enjoy a couple of meat dishes every once in awhile.

But, back to coffee.  It is my ultimate flavor.  I was the weird little kid who liked coffee!  Coffee syrup, coffee liquor, coffee iced cream … coffee anything!   Its scent connects me to my Mom, who drank it hot all day long, in all seasons.   And to my favorite artsy Uncle, who drank it iced all day long, in all seasons.  It’s present at all my major events and reminds me of long conversations, and writing,  editing and stitching.  It’s the liquid glue of my life.  And it’s good for me!


About embroiderbee

ABOUT ME: Catholic, Wife, Mom, Artist, Researcher, Baker, Cat- Herder, New Englander. I love designing needlework, especially samplers with specialty stitches, applique & quilting, painting, photographing, reading, writing, baking, fabric and floss collecting. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE COLORS: bluish-purples and greens. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE ANIMALS: Cats ~ you don't have to walk them, and they purr. I've also loved my share of dogs. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MUSIC: Instrumental ~ flute, piano, Smetana's Moldau ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE MOVIES: Pride & Prejudice with Ehle and Firth. No other versions need apply. Waking Ned Devine, Happy endings only. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE BOOKS: A Tale of Two Cities, Pride and Prejudice, mysteries, romance, classics, non-fiction. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE CLOTHES: Worn blue jeans, turtlenecks, T-shirts, and hoodies. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Book Notes, some History Channel, Fox News, The Science Channel, some The Real Housewives of ... , Doc Martin, some Masterpiece Theater, some TED talks. ~*~*~*~* FAVORITE THINGS 2 DO: Read a good book during a rain or snow storm. Stitch or paint in beautiful light. Talk in bed with my husband late at night and then go for an early breakfast... ie, have his total undivided attention, and luxuriate in it. Talk with our son without cell phones, ipods, etc at a family meal. Go to lunch with a friend and laugh till our sides hurt. Browse in a good library or bookstore. Go to the theater when both the play and the seats are good. Stay home and do absolutely nothing. Read on my Kindle! *~*~*~* ETHNICITY: Mixed-American Mutt of Irish (97%), Welsh, and many other slivers of ethnicity.

Posted on March 1, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Meeee too! Iced coffee (home made) and all year round:) Nice blog.

  2. This sounds very interesting. I love coffee, don’t drink tea. Also don’t eat meat.

    Think I need to get the book to find out more.

    • Hi Winifred,
      Thanks for visiting. D’Adamo and his Dad, both NDs, have researched blood type foe decades. I feel much
      better when I follow my type eating plan. He has several books, and here’s his official website:

      Unfortunately, if you’re Type O, meat may be something you’ll benefit from. I have a friend who’d been
      a vegetarian for years, and frequently didn’t feel as well as she should. She read his first book,
      went back to eating meat and now feels great most of the time. Philosophically she had a tough time.

      The whole Ph thing is absolutely fascinating. We really are what we eat!


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