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Doh.....was all set to hop back in my lil pool to float but thot I'd check what's for dinner and now I am drooling over oysters being served 3000 miles away and swatting my poor kindle!!! Actually thought a bug got under the glass Cuz I'm outside and feeling a bit of the ebbys all day thanks one tick that bit my buddy and bedbugs discovered in the apt next to sis today while I was on a MoveOut preinspection....creepy crawlys go away!

So this morning started off s$#&ty when happy hubs woke up with a severe case of the grumps -- so I rode his/my bike a bit longer as I knew his primary bike is in the shop -- gave him time to understand he woke in a bad mood....all good now.

Last night we had spaghetti with some yummy crockpot sauce I let simmer all day --- it had herbs from my patio that I have not killed yet - in fact they are thriving!

Tonight is bbq chicken with baked beans - the simple bushes/maple syrup/red onion topped with bacon ones and corn for the guys...zucchini for me.

Almost talked myself outran the crab cakes....as I was being grumpy as I cannot do crab....buy picked up the ingrediants today...hope mine turn out close to that picture -- should make the three dads over here tomorrow happy :)

Edited....damn kindle turned s$#&ty to shifty.

 

Hahaha I hate those automatic spell corrections. It just makes you swear more when they auto-correct your swearing!

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Great news, I  can almost use my right hand again. Turns out the rapidly spreading horrid pain I developed on Thursday started spreading to my arm, neck, then my foot and up my leg. Then, my right lower back/near buttock was burny..so, I use a hand mirror to look backwards at myself in the mirror--not easy checking your self out back there...and I've got a good sized tick bite Bullseye rash going.

 

Aha..... that explains the creeping paralysis and throbbing digits....country living whoohoo!

Have to take the dreaded antibiotics for 14 days (no choice) and so my appetite is off. Plus, I feel kind of weird. 

 

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damn bugs

 

SKI..crab cakes look drooly good

Addy enjoy your toes and the food fair

MW look what you started

Arlene....please pass the oysters. 

 

Dinner is probably going to be whatever the hubs can whip up easily. I marinated the chicken for him at least.

Going to rest now. ANTIBees make me feel like yuck. 

Oh, horrors!  Ticks are loathesome.  I found one on me, too, but it didn't eat me.  Feel better soon, K?  That little bug thinger is too cute for a tick!  Just where on earth do you people find these awesome emoticons? 

 

Dinner was tediously uncreative.  Still out in the country housesitting so I made do with my Bolognese with which I made meat nachos.  Will go into town again tomorrow to do some more cookin'. 

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Oh, horrors!  Ticks are loathesome.  I found one on me, too, but it didn't eat me.  Feel better soon, K?  That little bug thinger is too cute for a tick!  Just where on earth do you people find these awesome emoticons? 

 

Dinner was tediously uncreative.  Still out in the country housesitting so I made do with my Bolognese with which I made meat nachos.  Will go into town again tomorrow to do some more cookin'. 

 

And oh the horror of your Bolognese on day two as meat nachos? I'm sure that you could get any number of people lined up and paying for that! :lol:

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te name="Adalaide" post="874799" timestamp="1371345909"]And oh the horror of your Bolognese on day two as meat nachos? I'm sure that you could get any number of people lined up and paying for that! :lol:

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That little bug thinger is too cute for a tick!  Just where on earth do you people find these awesome emoticons? 

 

 

oh, it's very high tech, top secret and complicated....... I googled "bug emoticon" :lol: even me, the techno doofus looks savvy because of google.

. I took a shortcut and used commercial chips!!!!!!

 

say waaaa???? 

 

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oh, it's very high tech, top secret and complicated....... I googled "bug emoticon" :lol: even me, the techno doofus looks savvy because of google.

 

say waaaa???? 

 

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I like to make my own chips. :-)

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I like to make my own chips. :-)

yes I know!!...which is why I am aghast ( and pretend fainting) that you settled for bagged.

 

(you know I am just teasing you now.....)  :wub:

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Today for fathers day , I am making smoked pork loin, bbq'd chicken wings, potato salad , I have no idea what the kids are bringing! :) But I know what I eat will be ok :)

 

Soooo ummm how do you make your own Chips?

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Today for fathers day , I am making smoked pork loin, bbq'd chicken wings, potato salad , I have no idea what the kids are bringing! :) But I know what I eat will be ok :)

 

Soooo ummm how do you make your own Chips?

I just make masa tortilla shells, cut into eighths, season how I want (tons of yummy combos) and bake.

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yes I know!!...which is why I am aghast ( and pretend fainting) that you settled for bagged.

 

(you know I am just teasing you now.....)  :wub:

Yesterday I was a bit thick in the head. It takes a lot of energy to housesit!!

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Yesterday I was a bit thick in the head. It takes a lot of energy to housesit!!

It does indeed. I am thick in the head too from the tick  bite infection and the meds, so...We're a pair !

 

thick as thieves, as it were. :)

 

Dinner tonight will be whatever combo I can make from the grilled chicken and peppers last night (feta, olives, toms,arugula  maybe??) and roll it in a warmed tortilla wrap.

 

That's the best I  can do. ta da

back to my chair

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I have managed today to hobble around enough to water my garden and get a second load of laundry into the washer so far. I discovered that much to my surprise and although pineapple should be safe from a tyramine standpoint, that last night it made me pretty instantly half blind. And I thought I was testing my histamine limits! Joy. <_<

 

I think for dinner we'll do burgers on arepas if I can talk myself into arepas tonight. Some corn or green beans or maybe cornbread if I don't do arepas. I don't know but I'm sure I'll think of something that resembles a vegetable. Other than that a significant amount of R&R and enough anti-histamine tea to drown an elephant is on my menu today. And maybe a home mani so my fingers don't feel so naked when I look at my toes. ^_^

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Mr Mindwarp made roast chicken today with sweet potatoes for me, even though it's father's day.

I am just nearly getting over migraine, and am awash with forms and math tests (not my forte) so excuse me if I am a bit incoherent.

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Dinner tonight will be whatever combo I can make from the grilled chicken and peppers last night (feta, olives, toms,arugula  maybe??) and roll it in a warmed tortilla wrap.

 

yep, i got some nice white corn tortillas, tomatoes, salsa, meat already leftover in the freezer - fresh avocados, so guacamole - wrap it in the tortilla and call it dinner.   father's day he was supposed to be taking it easy but he's out in the yard....... mens.....   :blink:

 

i gotta get his go bag ready to get back on the road tomorrow, so i'm audi 500  B)

 

hope all the dads are having an awesome day - give 'em a lil' extry sugar   :wub:

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The boys are handling the steak, corn and salad -- I will attempt those beautiful crab cakes.

 

Also in the bag -- I made soft triple choc brownies -- then whipped vanilla ice cream with some extra vanilla to top the brownie...sitting in the freeze...planning on whipping some cream then drizzle carmel sauce == but thinking a sauce out of kalua would be awesome -- depends on how grumpy I am in an hour after an attitude adjusting float ;)

 

just looked up recipe for coffee syrup....brownie/ice cream pie WITH coffee syrup - yep -- that should improve everyone's mood around here!

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The boys are handling the steak, corn and salad -- I will attempt those beautiful crab cakes.

 

Also in the bag -- I made soft triple choc brownies -- then whipped vanilla ice cream with some extra vanilla to top the brownie...sitting in the freeze...planning on whipping some cream then drizzle carmel sauce == but thinking a sauce out of kalua would be awesome -- depends on how grumpy I am in an hour after an attitude adjusting float ;)

 

just looked up recipe for coffee syrup....brownie/ice cream pie WITH coffee syrup - yep -- that should improve everyone's mood around here!

 

I should just come live with you. You always have chocolate and I always have somewhere to pack in the chocolate.

 

I decided on corn spoon bread with our burgers. I left out the green onions because my husband doesn't like them. Turns out he doesn't like corn spoon bread at all! <_<

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I should just come live with you. You always have chocolate and I always have somewhere to pack in the chocolate.

 

I decided on corn spoon bread with our burgers. I left out the green onions because my husband doesn't like them. Turns out he doesn't like corn spoon bread at all! <_<

 

Come on over...I'll feed you chocolate goodies and all of us prepare loads of vegies!!!  We also do the anti-veg thang for my Sis -- so the hubs can come too -- if he carries all your s$#& :)

 

Happy Father's Day to any men lurking about this eve!!!

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I just noticed I reached 1k posts the same day IH reached 8k posts :)

Dinner chat party tonight?

I will bring Mr Mindwarp's famous Victoria sponge cake and a flourless chilli chocolate cake.

See you all later :)

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I just noticed I reached 1k posts the same day IH reached 8k posts :)

Dinner chat party tonight?

I will bring Mr Mindwarp's famous Victoria sponge cake and a flourless chilli chocolate cake.

See you all later :)

 

8000 posts? Who knew I could possibly talk that much? (watch it, you wiseacres!!.)

Victoria sponge cake and chili chocolate cake sounds heavenly.

A piece of each please! Chocolate issues be damned!

 

The sun is out (you know, that bright round thing in the sky?) but I cannot partake of it too much because of this stupid medicine :ph34r: Directions say I'm supposed to hide from it. (curses, you little tick!) so I may try the gym again. My bones and muscles are really sore. Wish I had a hot tub. Wish I had a hot tub.

Wish I had a hot tub. (chanting here in hopes the genie hears me)

 

Anyhoo, another set of gawkers coming to look at the house tonight.

 

I've got bison chili going in the crock. That should smell inviting. I made cookies last time and it smelled like cinnamon.

Maybe these peeps like spicey? I've got St. Joe in the ground upside down, according to those who know this magic house selling stuff.

 

Hey, I'll try anything once. The things I like, I do them twice, thrice, etc.Happy Monday. Check ya later, peeps.

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Party? Cake? I'm on my way!

 

Or we can party at my house. There is a hot tub in the back yard. One I can not use because when I get out my blood pressure take a nose dive off a cliff and I pass out. <_<

 

I have no idea what I'm going to make for dinner. I was going to make a roast but didn't think to get it out of the freezer until yesterday so I guess that is tomorrow's dinner because I'm sure it is still solid enough to murder with. I'll think of something I'm sure.

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Turns out he doesn't like corn spoon bread at all! <_<

 

that's a bona fide sin down here!  i have a really good recipe (but i think everybody likes it because it's more like dessert lolz)  it's like custard on the inside with a crunchyish outside.

 -- so the hubs can come too -- if he carries all your s$#& :)

reminds me of that joke - attributes of women:  kind, considerate, sympathetic, helpful, blah blah blah

attributes of men:  can carry heavy s$#&  :)

 

8000 posts? Who knew I could possibly talk that much? ahem...no comment...not me....

 

Anyhoo, another set of gawkers coming to look at the house tonight.

POTENTIAL BUYERS!  i'm sure she meant to say POTENTIAL BUYERS!!!   :huh:

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I will bring Mr Mindwarp's famous Victoria sponge cake and a flourless chilli chocolate cake.

 

googling the sponge cake.  and the other cake.  oh, hell, i just want cake!!  mr mw bakes AND lifts heavy s$#&?  you are a lucky woman!!  ;)

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attributes of men:  can carry heavy s$#&   :)

 

POTENTIAL BUYERS!  i'm sure she meant to say POTENTIAL BUYERS!!!   :huh:

 

amendment: "carry it and not even get mad they have been asked to do it."

 

nah, I meant gawkers.   <_<  however, St Joe will turn them into potential buyers, apparently.....

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amendment: "carry it and not even get mad they have been asked to do it."

 

 

much better description.....

 

must google this new cake myself....

 

oh darn...that looks yummy....is this a good example MW???

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/victoriasponge_13555

 

oh wait this one says traditional...they both look yums...

 

http://britishfood.about.com/od/adrecipes/r/Classic-Victoria-Sponge-Cake-Recipe.htm

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 I will be reading this thread more often!! My Celiac test came back positive!! They called me once said it was negative!! They messed up the 1st time!! It is positive!! I have the answers to my problem!! So in a bout a month I will me Gluten free!! Will need the best sites and stuff to go to!! 

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    Celiac disease can have numerous vague, or confusing symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult.  Celiac disease is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors. Read a Personal Story About Celiac Disease Diagnosis from the Founder of Celiac.com Currently, testing and biopsy still form the cornerstone of celiac diagnosis.
    TESTING
    There are several serologic (blood) tests available that screen for celiac disease antibodies, but the most commonly used is called a tTG-IgA test. If blood test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
    Testing is fairly simple and involves screening the patients blood for antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), and/or doing a biopsy on the areas of the intestines mentioned above, which is still the standard for a formal diagnosis. Also, it is now possible to test people for celiac disease without making them concume wheat products.

    BIOPSY
    Until recently, biopsy confirmation of a positive gluten antibody test was the gold standard for celiac diagnosis. It still is, but things are changing fairly quickly. Children can now be accurately diagnosed for celiac disease without biopsy. Diagnosis based on level of TGA-IgA 10-fold or more the ULN, a positive result from the EMA tests in a second blood sample, and the presence of at least 1 symptom could avoid risks and costs of endoscopy for more than half the children with celiac disease worldwide.

    WHY A GLUTEN-FREE DIET?
    Currently the only effective, medically approved treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. Following a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms, promotes gut healing, and prevents nearly all celiac-related complications. 
    A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. This is a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Still, with effort, most people with celiac disease manage to make the transition. The vast majority of celiac disease patients who follow a gluten-free diet see symptom relief and experience gut healing within two years.
    For these reasons, a gluten-free diet remains the only effective, medically proven treatment for celiac disease.
    WHAT ABOUT ENZYMES, VACCINES, ETC.?
    There is currently no enzyme or vaccine that can replace a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease.
    There are enzyme supplements currently available, such as AN-PEP, Latiglutetenase, GluteGuard, and KumaMax, which may help to mitigate accidental gluten ingestion by celiacs. KumaMax, has been shown to survive the stomach, and to break down gluten in the small intestine. Latiglutenase, formerly known as ALV003, is an enzyme therapy designed to be taken with meals. GluteGuard has been shown to significantly protect celiac patients from the serious symptoms they would normally experience after gluten ingestion. There are other enzymes, including those based on papaya enzymes.

    Additionally, there are many celiac disease drugs, enzymes, and therapies in various stages of development by pharmaceutical companies, including at least one vaccine that has received financial backing. At some point in the not too distant future there will likely be new treatments available for those who seek an alternative to a lifelong gluten-free diet. 

    For now though, there are no products on the market that can take the place of a gluten-free diet. Any enzyme or other treatment for celiac disease is intended to be used in conjunction with a gluten-free diet, not as a replacement.

    ASSOCIATED DISEASES
    The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes, however, celiac disease is associated with many other conditions, including but not limited to the following autoimmune conditions:
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4% Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11% Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6% Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15% Addison disease: 6% Arthritis: 1.5-7.5% Sjögren’s syndrome: 2-15% Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 5.7% IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease): 3.6% Other celiac co-morditities include:
    Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chronic Pancreatitis Down Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lupus Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Scleroderma Turner Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Williams Syndrome Cancers:
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (intestinal and extra-intestinal, T- and B-cell types) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma Esophageal carcinoma Papillary thyroid cancer Melanoma CELIAC DISEASE REFERENCES:
    Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center