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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  I don't remember who recommended prouditaliancook.com - Thank You! I made her salad with roasted grapes and faro last week. It was outstanding. I love that she is (mostly ) using ingredients that are in season. For example, roasted grapes. It would never have occurred to me to roast grapes. They were deelish. Today, I'm going for the kale & quinoa patties.
Sunday at 07:39 EST .

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   Balogreene  Thanks Surf, those both sound good.
Sunday at 14:10 EST .

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   Balogreene  I always thought grapes were for eating out of hand. Some of these other recipes are fantastic.
Sunday at 22:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I love to just look at her recipes and pictures. Yum.
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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  I have a SIL who's mother is from Beijing. I'm horribly sick with whatever's going around and must resort to this Chinese recipe. It is no fun, but it works.

Ingredients: soup, green tea, very hot bath, lots of blankets, sleep.

MAKE THE SOUP:
Put a cup of white rice, 3 cups of chicken broth, lots of onions and garlic and ginger in a big pot. Bring to a boil then simmer until the rice has fully bloomed and very soft. Breathe in the steam while it cooks. Eat a bowl of it.

Meanwhile, brew some green tea and draw a bath with the hottest water you can stand. Get in the bath and drink the tea while in the bath. Get out and wrap yourself in towels, robes, anything to keep the heat going. You will be sweating a lot during the process.

Get in bed and sleep. It isn't fun, but usually works like a charm.
January 13 at 10:06 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  My Mom made a gross concoction of boiled milk, a pat of butter, garlic and onions. Made us drink it but it burned out any cold or congestion.
January 13 at 13:03 EST .

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   Surfhut  I made a terrible mistake in the recipe. For one cup of white rice, add AT LEAST 3 cups of broth or water. Keep cooking until it gets the consistency you want, adding broth/water or not. I feel better now!

EC, my mom rubbed menthol on our noses and chests, fed us chicken soup and tortured us with sitting in front of the new invention called television.

A shot of whiskey with "healthy" lemon and honey sounds pretty good right now. But I seriously need to get well!
January 13 at 15:36 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  well that buttered garlic and onion worked until I was old enough for Hot Toddies, the alcohol and honey works to break up the congestion, and if it takes a while, WHO CARES at that point, is that a pink elephant?
Surfie, have you added some zinc to your vit C ?
January 13 at 17:19 EST .

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   Balogreene  When I was in college, I got a terrible case of bronchitis. Mom made an appointment with the allergist (our regular doctor ), for a Saturday morning. I went home Friday night, and by Saturday was basically better. My Dr. asked what I did. We'd had a May birthday party, We bought a half-gallon of vodka, and orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemonade, and I forget what else. The Dr. told me Screwdrivers (or the equivalent ) are good. Citrus never hurt anyone, and vodka calms the cough so you can sleep, so you can heal! My mom was furious with him. But, it still works.
i've had sinusitis since Thanksgiving, just finishing my third round of antibiotics. I refuse to do more, besides, they make me so sick to my stomach! Living on yogurt and kefir. Get better Surf!
January 13 at 22:47 EST .

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   Surfhut  Are you better Balogreene? I'm back among the living but still taking it easy over this weekend. The weather will be a glorious 60 and sunny, so I want to get a ton of things done. But I know better and will take it easy this weekend.
January 17 at 08:21 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  A little entertainment to fill the gap while Storm and Mei are away. A quote from one of my favorite movies:

"Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill."

Do you know the movie, the actors, the roles they played?
December 27 at 09:52 EST .

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   Richdet  "Bick" is Rock Hudson. The "he" being discussed is James "Jett" Dean. The movie is "Giant." The actor delivering the advice was one of the actual Texans in the movie. Anybody guess who?
December 27 at 12:54 EST .

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   Surfhut  Chill Wills. So many terrific actors in this movie, including Dennis Hopper and Sal Mineo.
December 28 at 04:27 EST .

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   Richdet  You got it. CW it is.
December 28 at 08:59 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Good morning Gramm!
   December 27 at 09:41 EST .

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   Gram77  Awwwww......would love to cuddle with this.
December 28 at 17:22 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Faith  I don't mean to step on prayers for our dear Bird & Hagar, but have a prayer request. My nephew is a police officer in Kansas City. He's the son of my dearly departed big sister. Please pray for his safety, and for the safety of all police officers across this great land.
December 21 at 07:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  Yes, of course Surf, consider it ongoing.
December 21 at 12:18 EST .

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   Hagar  Surf*
Don't think twice about stepping on our requests.
Our men & women who put themselves in harms way to make it
safe for families to walk the streets of our towns & cities should be in our daily prayers.
God bless our officers in blue.
December 21 at 15:44 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Surfie, one of my closest friends for the last 34 years is a decorated detective on the NYPD. I will include your nephew specifically along with Greg my buddy, and all of the men & women in blue in my continuing prayers for their safety.
December 21 at 20:32 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers for our men in blue. We just has a terrible tragedy in Florida with a policeman coming to an address for a noise call and was shot while stepping out of the car. A wife and 5 children have been left alone.
December 22 at 09:57 EST .

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   Straitpath  No man has greater love than he who will lay down his life for his friends. I will pray for their safety, also.
December 22 at 12:58 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Seriously. There is more going on in our lives than weather. What are you all up to today?
November 30 at 08:09 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Beautiful day here on the ESVA. Caring for an ill hubbie today, think maybe an unscheduled doctor visit tomorrow is in order. We had a nice quiet Thanksgiving, hope everyone else had a good one as well.
November 30 at 09:22 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Sunny and chilly in central Florida, but nothing like what is going on in the rest of the country. We will celebrate Thanksgiving everyday. As I said on the Faith wall, after our dear friends, Hagar and Birdy posted, I was able to bring DH home. It will take a long while for the ligaments to heal, but the company is taking care of all the details. For Hagar to take the time to post, considering all he is going through, was so appreciated and just amazing, Hugs EC
November 30 at 09:30 EST .

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   Linder  Seriously, Surf...weather is dominating our lives right now, Yesterday we did the final mulching and blowing of leaves in the yard...in shirt sleeves. Hate it when the snow blower throws leaves on top of the pristine snow. Don't you all hope that is the biggest problem I have this winter. Today has gotten progressively colder. Winter is back. Just returned from visiting my mother in the nursing home...took her a mini-honey bun and coffee and a small can of Pringles. She enjoys her little afternoon treats. Wish recovery and healing for those in above posts.
November 30 at 18:20 EST .

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   Balogreene  A coworker came up from NC to help me over the finish line with my TM. She brought homemade Poppy-seed bread, her great grandmother's recipe. Oh, how good.
December 1 at 21:40 EST .

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   Safetydude  Beautiful day down here in SW Florida. Afternoon temp'a at 80+, but I want to change the subject.
I was chatting with the cashier at Home Depot this after' and she said her husband uses Rain-X on their shower stall. It's a fiberglass enclosure, she said, and the water drains off without squeegeeing the walls.
Comments anyone?
December 1 at 23:09 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The last time I used Rain-X, the instructions said not to use indoors. I know it can be used on windows on the outside. It is a great product for car windshield. It is a life saver in a heavy rainstorm.
December 2 at 18:52 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  I've heard of it being used in showers with great success, but never tried it. Why can't it be used indoors? Any ideas? It's not like I lick the shower wall after I bathe..Could this be one of the silly disclaimers like don't use this toaster oven in the bathtub?
December 13 at 14:58 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  I've almost recovered from cooking and eating waaay too much food yesterday. Can we talk about favorite Christmas movies? Yes, we can! A quote from one of my favorite Christmas movies: "You'll shoot your eye out!"
November 28 at 16:34 EST .

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   Gram77  Oh goodie, Surfie, Christmas movies. Who wants to start?
November 28 at 18:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  My favorite Christmas movie is actually animated. It is Mr. Magoo starring as Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol"
November 28 at 18:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  Here's a link to a review of one of Surfie's favorites:
http://www.franksreelreviews.com/reviews
/2008/christmasstory.htm

Thank you allfor your kind thoughts & prayers - we're doing well!
November 28 at 19:29 EST .

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   MeiDei  A Christmas Carol w/Allister Sim - Miracle on 34th Street w/Edmund Gwenn - It's A Good Life w/Jimmy Stewart - Home Alone (the First ).
November 28 at 20:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  The Alistair Sim version is my favorite w/ real actors. Glad you and your son are doing well.
November 28 at 23:46 EST .

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   StormCnter  I'm late on this one, but I'm just now getting back to normal around this house. Surf, what a good idea! I think my favorite Christmas movie is "A Christmas Story", based on Jean Sheperd's stories. My husband actually received one of those fishnet stockinged leg lamps as a gift several years ago. The Red Ryder BB gun connection reminds me always of my younger brothers who each had one.
November 29 at 05:59 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My favorites White Christmas and Holiday Inn and the original The Santa Clause
November 29 at 15:36 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Nostalgia  I have a little down time this morning before the big feast. A Thanksgiving memory came to me out of the blue. When I was pretty young (probably 12 or so ), Mom told me to bring the pot of gravy from the stove to countertop so she could put it in gravy boats. It was an old pot with a wooden handle. The handle broke and the entire batch of gravy spilled onto the kitchen floor. Disaster! Somehow, Mom made more gravy while I cleaned up the floor. I have no idea how she did that.

Anybody have Thanksgiving mishap stories to share?
November 27 at 08:57 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Our mothers were the original multi-taskers. Nothing was too tough to do for them. Hope some of the next generation will see the benefit of that.

The only Thanksgiving mishap for our family was the year my 16 year old brother crashed his trail bike into a telephone pole in our front yard. Dinner was forgotten while everyone piled into the car and went 30 miles to UVA hospital. He was seriously injured, but thanks to one gentleman on the rescue squad(he was a preacher ), instead of them taking him to the small hospital 10 miles away, he made the call to go to the bigger hospital. Pretty much saved his life, long time in hospital, much damage. We were thankful he survived, so that Christmas was extra special. He never appreciated the gift he got, the one of survival, but we did.
November 27 at 10:23 EST .

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   Gram77  The usual kitchen commotion was going on and once the turkey was shoved into the oven everyone sat down with hot chocolate and talked about other Thanksgivings and family who had passed on. About 2 hours later mom checked the turkey and we heard a yelp to which she responded. "oh my goodness, I didn't turn on the oven!" We had our feast but much later. From then on every Thanksgiving we asked her if the oven was on. Nothing very serious but she sure got tired of that same old question.
November 29 at 08:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  My aunt made a from-scratch steamed Holiday pudding that she put in the pressure cooker. We had to replace the kitchen ceiling. To this day, I won't touch a pressure cooker. Had a similar problem with those wax potpourri pellets in a little warming pot - have a ceiling that still has traces of wax & is a ** to get off. Threw that pot out!
November 30 at 22:25 EST .

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   Balogreene  I grew up in a beautiful old farmhouse, we had family, friends, people from work, people from church every year. When I was a freshman in college, dad got transferred. We moved into a brand new house. The first Thanksgiving was just family (cousins lived down the road ). All of a sudden, as we sat down to dinner, there was a loud bang, the house shook. A support beam had broken. We ate in the family room downstairs.
December 1 at 21:47 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  I've read many reports that we are going to have a very long/cold/wet winter as a result of an El Nino event over the Pacific Ocean. It snowed in OKC last Sunday, and I drove to work on 2" of ice Monday. Right now, at 7:00 am, it is 60 degrees and we are having a thunderstorm. Considering the weather here and the record snowfall elsewhere, I'm thinking the winter forecast reports are probably correct.
November 22 at 08:10 EST .

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   Gram77  Perhaps dog sleds should be considered. They don't go off in the ditch.
November 22 at 16:54 EST .

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   NotaBene  Dear Surfhut, this August we had Dorado (Mahi Mahi ) in San Diego and very poor fishing in Cabo San Lucas due to warm waters. I have been predicting heavy rains of El Niño since. Curiously, nothing from NOAA in all these months. As a simple fisherman I could predict low Monsson rains in Asia, and lots of rain west of the Rockies and Andes. We were overdue for an El Niño which occurs of course during the Christmas season, hence the name.

I followed your travels from Malibu (Paradise Cove ) to Ocean Park? and then to Oklahoma. Pleased to know you are well. It sometimes does rían here in beautiful Southern California.
December 13 at 00:29 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Crafts  I have zero artistic ability when it comes to crafting. The holidays are coming. What are you talented Ldotters making?
November 9 at 08:14 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I would like to see some new ideas also. I was gifted with some fabric yesterday, I will sort through it and gift what I cannot use. I am feeling like I want to start piecing a quilt.
November 9 at 13:12 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Surfie---I do all kinds of crafts and I don't have an artistic molecule in my body! But I CAN follow directions. You appear to be one who also can follow directions. Why not try? There are a gazillion things out there in the internet--lots of them require little or no money to be spent; just a little ingenuity.

Don't know if this is allowed to be posted here but I find Pinterest very helpful for ideas. Enjoy!
November 15 at 13:19 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Gerty I can admit to being a Pinterest junkie!

Surf, would something like homemade stone ground mustard work? Soooo easy. With a really cute jar and an adorable label printed on your printer. Homemade vanilla takes at least to months to make.
November 15 at 13:47 EST .

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