prescription glasses

by maggie, Thursday, October 26, 2017, 19:45 (24 days ago)

Hi Rob,
I am travelling to Zihua in late November and have a number of old prescription eyeglasses. I am willing to donate them if there is still a need. If yes where do I drop them off.
Also I had to get a new password and did so but I want to change it to a easier one for me to remember. Can you please tell me how to do that?
I read your coffee post. I love coffee and in fact some studies say that coffee prolongs life. I think the only problem with coffee is that it is a very heavily sprayed crop but drinking organic coffee solves that problem.
Thanks
M

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prescription glasses

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, October 26, 2017, 20:37 (24 days ago) @ maggie

Hi Rob,
I am travelling to Zihua in late November and have a number of old prescription eyeglasses. I am willing to donate them if there is still a need. If yes where do I drop them off.
Also I had to get a new password and did so but I want to change it to a easier one for me to remember. Can you please tell me how to do that?
I read your coffee post. I love coffee and in fact some studies say that coffee prolongs life. I think the only problem with coffee is that it is a very heavily sprayed crop but drinking organic coffee solves that problem.
Thanks
M

Hola Maggie. Thank you for your generosity! Please drop off your glasses at my wife's boutique, Lupita's, or give a shout in our door next to the boutique. We live upstairs from her boutique, and we are almost always here, but in case we aren't you can also leave them with the our neighbors at the Café Caracol, the coffee store on the corner of our home. There's a map on my wife's website (see the link below) showing our location.
Lupita's Boutique

For changing your password just click on your User Name in the upper left-hand corner of the Message Board. You'll see a link where it says "change password". If I recall correctly, you have to log back in again with the new password once you change it.

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prescription glasses

by Johnny Briefcase @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 01:03 (23 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Hi Rob,
I am travelling to Zihua in late November and have a number of old prescription eyeglasses. I am willing to donate them if there is still a need. If yes where do I drop them off.
Also I had to get a new password and did so but I want to change it to a easier one for me to remember. Can you please tell me how to do that?
I read your coffee post. I love coffee and in fact some studies say that coffee prolongs life. I think the only problem with coffee is that it is a very heavily sprayed crop but drinking organic coffee solves that problem.
Thanks
M


Hola Maggie. Thank you for your generosity! Please drop off your glasses at my wife's boutique, Lupita's, or give a shout in our door next to the boutique. We live upstairs from her boutique, and we are almost always here, but in case we aren't you can also leave them with the our neighbors at the Café Caracol, the coffee store on the corner of our home. There's a map on my wife's website (see the link below) showing our location.

Rob - I have a bunch of plain readers of various magnifications. Does Lupita have any need of those ? ...JB

prescription glasses

by Sandy feet @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 01:32 (23 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

In case Rob misses your post, the answer is always yes!
Thank-you.

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prescription glasses

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, October 27, 2017, 09:02 (23 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Hi Rob,
I am travelling to Zihua in late November and have a number of old prescription eyeglasses. I am willing to donate them if there is still a need. If yes where do I drop them off.
Also I had to get a new password and did so but I want to change it to a easier one for me to remember. Can you please tell me how to do that?
I read your coffee post. I love coffee and in fact some studies say that coffee prolongs life. I think the only problem with coffee is that it is a very heavily sprayed crop but drinking organic coffee solves that problem.
Thanks
M


Hola Maggie. Thank you for your generosity! Please drop off your glasses at my wife's boutique, Lupita's, or give a shout in our door next to the boutique. We live upstairs from her boutique, and we are almost always here, but in case we aren't you can also leave them with the our neighbors at the Café Caracol, the coffee store on the corner of our home. There's a map on my wife's website (see the link below) showing our location.


Rob - I have a bunch of plain readers of various magnifications. Does Lupita have any need of those ? ...JB

Oh yes! Thank you!

"Organic" Coffee

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:33 (23 days ago) @ maggie

Hi Rob,

[snip]

I read your coffee post. I love coffee and in fact some studies say that coffee prolongs life. I think the only problem with coffee is that it is a very heavily sprayed crop but drinking organic coffee solves that problem.
Thanks
M

Maggie w

My understanding is that most decent coffee (I'm not including the "3 pounds for $5" types) is pesticide-free, but not labelled as organic. The reasoning is that most coffee is grown by people who don't have enough money to use pesticides (although some may use non-organic fertilizers).

Not having enough money to afford pesticides (and maybe using non-organic fertilizers), they also don't have enough money to afford the expensive process of becoming and maintaining "certified organic" status.

By way of example of testing results...

"In total, 297 coffee, 510 juice and 267 tea samples were collected from Canadian retail stores and were analysed for over 430 different pesticide residues. It should be noted that brewed tea and coffee were not analyzed in this survey. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) monitors food as sold rather than as consumed, maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides are established for dried tea leaves and coffee beans and there are analytical method considerations when analyzing brewed drinks. As such, the results presented should only be interpreted as tea and coffee available as sold and not brewed tea and coffee as consumed.

"All coffee samples in this survey were compliant with existing MRLs for the pesticides analyzed. Only two of the 297 coffee samples were found to contain detectable pesticide residues and both were compliant with the Canadian General 0.1 parts per million (ppm) MRL."

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/chemical-residues-microbiology/chemical-residues/pesticides/eng/1351913846907/1351913943956

I couldn't find similar testing information from US government sources.

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"Organic" Coffee

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 12:38 (23 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

BTW, there is a small coffee place on the east side of Cuauhtemoc around Calle del Ejido that sells certified organic coffee. I think it is named Cafe Zihuatanejo. The sell roasted coffee (and cups of coffee).

I used to buy my green coffee beans there and I would bring them back to Canada where I would roast them myself.

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"Organic" Coffee

by Curly! ⌂, Great Pacific Northwet, Friday, October 27, 2017, 14:28 (23 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I used to buy my green coffee beans there
and I would bring them back to Canada where
I would roast them myself.

I've been roasting my beans for five or so years. Tried it once and never looked back. I may have to look up some green beans while down in the near future.

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"Organic" Coffee

by Flatlander @, North Dakota, USA, Friday, October 27, 2017, 14:57 (23 days ago) @ Curly!

I also roast my own beans would love to bring green beans home but as an unprocessed agricultural product I don't think it is legal to bring it

"Organic" Coffee

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 21:46 (23 days ago) @ Flatlander

I took them from Zihuatanejo, through US customs at LAX and through to Canada many times without problems.

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Limones así Well

by Ernie Gorrie ⌂ @, Friday, October 27, 2017, 21:50 (23 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I have frequently taken limones from Mexico, through LAX and to Canada.

Customs takes a look at them and passes them through.

They have told me that “sour limes”, i.e., Mexican limones are fine. If they had been “sweet limes” as grown in California or Florida they would have been seized. The limones have enough acid in the skins that it kills off any potential problems.

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Limones así Well

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 09:14 (22 days ago) @ Ernie Gorrie

I have picked lemons, limes & oranges in my uncle's backyard in California and flew home to Canada with them. I was told it was ok because Canada doesn't have any citrus crops that could be endangered by imports.