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  1. I'm here, waiting for my nurse to come have a look / talk. Afraid I'm still not eating and the fluids are not up to snuff, but we're trying. Thanks for all the good wishes.
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    Those look good. Next time, take a slice or two of the lemon and fry those babies. A nice surprise.
  3. It's not 80 or 85, but there is a bright shiny yellow orb in the sky, at least today. Bring a coat.
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    Ravioli, Gnocchi, and batata vada? Those sound good!
  5. Hi all, No idea where to put the irreverent musings and hope I won't offend (too much). Enrolled yesterday in Hospice in search of pain management and relief from all the crummy side effects. My status has changed greatly since December 31. I wish it was a terrible hangover, virus, or parasite, but the pattern appears to match what just happens as the disease takes over and treatment is anticipated to cause more harm that good. Since dx a little over three years ago, we've traveled to Vancouver, Victoria, San Francisco, Mexico, Tampa, Washington DC, Lummi Island, and Sicily. Some good
  6. I guess I'm the only one who doesn't like chefshop. Nothing is priced. Everything I look at I have to ask how much, and after the third time I don't feel like asking any more. I'm in and out in five minutes. Yeah, we asked them about that too. 90% of what they sell is on-line and much of that is gifts - so they don't like pricing the individual items. The shelves and displays change often, so they don't tag those either. I wish they handled it differently too (they used to.)
  7. Have not been well since the new year began. Barely eating and vomiting almost daily, much fatigue. Hard time focusing my eyes. Getting a specialist consult a week from Monday. Taking lots of drugs for pain. Hope to pull out of this, but just want to say thanks for keeping me company and entertained, if not. It's getting awfully real. I hope I am wrong, and embarrassed by this post. I'll take the embarrassment any day.
  8. We stopped in at ChefShop last week and they had a few new olive oils out for tasting. Also vinegars, honeys, and salts. But get the shoyu.
  9. Oddly, that pretty much how I felt about teaching sometimes. That's why teachers are only in it for the $! Are there really many jobs that find you "having a good time" - and maybe making decent money at the same time?
  10. Insider (not really) note from a distiller that due to the short time the State Liquor Stores have to get rid of their inventory, there are some good bargains at the liquor stores. Since I haven't bought a bottle of spirits in years, I have no idea what to look for (nor do I really care.) One mentioned was McCarthy’s Single Malt Whiskey for $25.95 per bottle. Stores cannot ship, but if you are in Washington State - a liquor sale is a rare animal. Closeout prices?
  11. shouldn't the thread be titled "Donna Drecorates"?
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    Slapsie, I make stovetop naan - heat a cast iron skillet to medium, add a good tablespoon or two of ghee, heat and swirl to coat the pan, add naan and cover. Cook about two minutes, then flip with tongs and cook another two minutes, covered. Watch that it doesn't blacken. Not tandoor fluffy, but very good.
  13. Can't help at all, but I will forever love the Boston Park Plaza. Was staying with a cousin somewhere out of town, on the floor. Took a day trip into town and realized how far away I was. After a long day of walking around, walked up to the reception counter and asked about a room for a few nights. I was 27 (and looked about 23, very casual), no luggage. They didn't blink an eye and gave me a room overlooking the park at a reasonable price. Went back to my cousin's, got my bag, and returned. The room was on the small size, but I loved it and my time in Boston. Fond memory.
  14. Not quite the Medicare wake-up call, but Blovie received a welcome package from the AARP last week. He was none too happy about it. I was receiving welcome packages from AARP as soon as I turned 50. If only I could have retired then. Saved me a bunch on car and home insurance. Nothing much else of value that I have found.
  15. Just family meals or are you going to share your impressions of the PNW? (Different thread, please.)
  16. Just because all the bean expertise is here - I will ask - we picked up some dried favas in Sicily (I think they were grown in Egypt!) that are split and skinned. Would you soak them a long time and make anything in particular from them - besides Ful (Foul)?
  17. We loved the Swedish version(s). I did not care for the opening credits, M did. I was bothered by the faux accents but can accept that this needed to feel more Swedish than it might have had they not tried. I found myself drifting away from the movie at times - thinking I knew what was coming next (and it generally was), wondering how this might impact Rooney's career overall (though I have no idea what type of career she might want), and in general not feeling as glued to the screen. With the Swedish version, I had to pay such close attention to follow the story and read the subtitl
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    Christina Choi

    34. A smile extinguished. RIP
  19. Do they all drive clunkers worth less than a few hundred bucks and just plug in their I-Pods with hundreds of dollars in music on them? And plug their ears so they can't hear horns, emergency vehicles, or their passengers?
  20. Bite yer tongue. He's in beeyouteefull Napa - even North of SF!
  21. medicine/poison, you're splitting hairs, no? I'm not sure how many people get that beyond the 3 of us! Thanks for the snort.
  22. Ripe avocados! And if you are doing lots of pain meds, watch out for the other end. We can take that discussion off line...
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