“Produced With Genetic Engineering”

Yep, that’s the claim on the back of the Oreo Mini bag. [The breakfast of champions, I might add. Nature’s most perfect food.]

And that’s our lead story in today’s edition of ‘Neither Here Nor There’. [NHNT]

“Produce with Genetic Engineering”. Sure I could have looked it up, but frankly I’d rather muse over what it might mean, or make fun of it, or come up with my own explanation.

Next item: Coffee, the life blood of many. My favorite coffee maker: The Clever Coffee Dripper. I bought one about five years ago from Sweet Maria’s. Haven’t been without one since. The grounds steep in the hot water for an ideal four and a half minutes. [Stirring at the 1:30 and 4:00 mark is strongly suggested.] You set it on top of your mug and the contact with the mug’s rim releases the coffee via a weight-controlled valve.

clever coffee

Heaven. Arabica heaven.

Next item: Fueled by the ***aforementioned Oreo Minis,  I reverted back to pen and notebook this morning. Felt great. Seems to weave right into the whole mindfulness thing that’s marched [though methodically, with rhythmic steps, and perhaps some John Tesh music drifting in the background] into our consciousness of late. [But with good reason].

*** Perhaps the snootiest word I’ll be using this month.



  1. Very funny : )

    The clever coffee dripper sounds like Chemex 2.0 I might have to look into that!

    1. TMH says:

      Yep, the Clever Dripper. $20 and gives you more control over brewing. And yep, similar to Chemex. Considering your much-appreciated bias toward healthful, you might be put off by the Clever’s plastic. Otherwise, I like this product a lot.

      1. Haha! I do prefer the glass, but for a great cup of coffee certain sacrifices can me made lol! I actually use the plastic Aeropress (highly recommended if espresso is your thing) for my first cup in the morning, then the Goodwill thrifted espresso maker for the second cup of the day. Haven’t used the chemex in a year or two because I purchased the smaller version at the co-op and then right after doing so they stopped selling the smaller filters. Been meaning to order some online for years, this is a timely reminder, I’m craving a Chemex cup after checking out that link you provided.

        Thanks for the heads up!

      2. PS I can’t be too health conscious (as I’m often accused of being from friends and family, even though I allow for plenty of “allowance foods”.) As Mark Twain offered, “be careful of reading health books, you may die of a misprint.”

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