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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  We LOVE homemade cranberry sauce...this one adds orange(or lemon ) and apples

http://www.starkbros.com/blog/homemade-cranberry-sauce-recip
e/
Yesterday at 08:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  If you need it....

http://food52.com/blog/11738-12-recipes-for-feeding-your-glu
ten-free-thanksgiving-guests?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=
email&utm_term=Editorial%20AND%20Provisions&utm_campaign=111
92014_Edit%2BProv_Midweek
Wednesday at 20:37 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Gardening & Landscaping  The garden is officially "Toast". We had a freeze and everything is dead, except the Chard,Savoy and beets. Time now to pull up the dead plants and maker compost. It is sad to see. I am glad I harvested all those peppers. Spring cannot get here soon enough.
November 18 at 06:10 EST .

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   Surfhut  Toast here, too. The only thing I had left to harvest was a lot of rosemary. Now we plan for next Spring and enjoy the fruits of our labor from this growing season.
November 18 at 20:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  I've been waiting for "toast". I had way too much to do at work to garden this year. Now that it i over I can pull weeds, and start over.
November 18 at 22:04 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Balo, you should really consider the Garden Soxx for your garden. I may try some next year, they fascinate me for some odd reason.
Wednesday at 18:56 EST .

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   Hollyhock  It is the sign of the end of the season. We can look back with satisfaction or regret and look forward to the next spring. Bring on the seed catalogs!
Yesterday at 00:17 EST .

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   Balogreene  Thank you Birdie, I've bookmarked their site.
21 hours ago .

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   BirdsNest posted on Health & Diet  Hagar got a picc line inserted yesterday at the hospital. Not 100% a pleasant experience, the nurse made a nerve angry and he has been complaining of pain. After that he had to go to the Cancer Center for antibiotic infusion. Just walking into the "Cancer Center" was plenty disturbing. They are extremely lovely people there. Every one is friendly even the patients and their family members. We were put at ease. While he was getting infused, the nurse brought him a sandwich and chips and offered a soda, he asked if it would be possible to get a cold cup of water-she brought ice water. He had not eaten since a small bowl of cereal at 7am and the sandwich was well appreciated. Lot of stress especially since we were not told the infusion would begin at once. Now we are on a 28 day course, every day. This week we are jockeying the infusion schedule, we have a workshop on Thursday that both are scheduled to attend, Hagar says he will leave at 11:30 and drive to the appt himself, I can stay and take class notes. Today he has CT scans scheduled and right after that he is to go to get the infusion. Thankfully the center is very close to the hospital. I am bone tired already so he must be half dead. He slept good last night, so that is great. Since he had his last episode he has been off of coffee, drinking green tea as his main drink and also lots of water. He took a sip of my coffee last night and pronounced it "nasty". We are hoping this infusion treatment will make him feel a bit better, he wishes they had done it earlier. Keep him in your prayers, 28 days is a long time to keep him adhering to a schedule!!
November 18 at 05:56 EST .

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   Phooey  Prayers sent for Hagar.
November 18 at 17:51 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Bird, Hagar has certainly been through a lot this year. Will be praying for both of you.
November 18 at 22:52 EST .

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   BirdsNest  We have been on a roller coaster for the past week. The doc called yesterday evening to talk about the CT scans that were done earlier in the day. He is taking Hagar off the infused antibiotic for now, wants him on 2 antibiotics to take by mouth for 14 days. Leaving the PICC line in for now, just in case he decides to put him back on IV antibiotics. So off to the pharmacy to get the new Rx. Waiting to hear of the new appt with another doc, plus an appt to have the PICC line dressing changed. My head is swimming.
Wednesday at 19:00 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Where are my manners??? Thank you Phooey and Hollyhock for the prayers, we sure need them. We are also praying for some improvement in at least part of the aches and pains. Surely they are being caused by the Lyme disease spirochetes, chasing them from one area to the next.
Wednesday at 19:03 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers from Gram
Thursday at 14:02 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Thanks, Gram.
Yesterday at 08:47 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Birdie--just checking--sorry to hear about Hagar's health problem. Will keep him in my prayers!
23 hours ago .

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   Balogreene  A friend of mine, whose mother died of cancer was sent for a blood test in Charlottesville, VA. She arrived at the address and it was the Oncology Department of UVA. She went inside, crying. They comforted her, it was only they did the most comprehensive testing in the area.
21 hours ago .

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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  Just when I think she has hit her pinnacle, she posts this picture and recipe....

http://www.prouditaliancook.com/2014/11/stuffed-cabbage-cake
.html


Hagar and I both got closer to the computer screen to get a better look. As much as we both love stuffed cabbage, we don't make it often enough, this looks fairly straightforward to me. To me it looks like there are black olives in it, but I did not see them in the printed recipe. I am guessing you could put whatever you wanted into this. I made a good dinner last night but this probably tastes WAY better!!
November 14 at 10:14 EST .

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   MeiDei  I may try this for an easy Polish style stuffed cabbage (2/3rds meat 1/3 cooked rice mixed together with salt & pepper & a whipped egg )

Speaking of cakes....did you notice the very belated cake for Hagar on the Coffee Klatch wall?
November 14 at 13:11 EST .

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   Balogreene  Here is my great grandmother's recipe. She was Swedish, and this is easier than cabbage rolls.
Ingredients
1 medium onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
½ pound ground beef
¾ teaspoon salt
? teaspoon pepper
6 cups, coarsely chopped cabbage
1 can tomato soup

Directions
Saute onion in butter.
Add ground beef, salt and pepper, heat through, but don't brown.
In a 2-qt casserole, spread 3 cups coarsely chopped cabbage.
Cover with meat mixture.
Top with 3 cups shredded cabbage.
Pour 1 can tomato soup over the top.
Bake covered, 350 1 hour
November 14 at 18:34 EST .

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   BirdsNest  MeiDei, yes we did notice the belated b-day cake for Hagar. He got a big chuckle out of it and was touched that you even thought about him in such a cute way. He should have thanked you himself, but every day is a new ache or pain with this Lyme disease and he is just not himself. It's all he can do to put one foot in front of the other. More tests next week, plus a picc line for antibiotics. Fingers crossed they can find out something more and that the antibiotics help with the fevers.
November 15 at 18:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'll keep you both in my prayers. No thanks required - just didn't want him to feel left out - big chuckles make hearts soar - may he have many more.
November 15 at 20:17 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Health & Diet  Hagar has been coughing a lot when he gets in bed, really heavy coughing. He even wakes up in the night coughing, so no decent sleep for him. A friend gave us an old remedy...smear Vicks on the bottoms of the feet and put socks on. He never coughed once and had the best sleep he has had in ages.
November 13 at 16:38 EST .

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   BirdsNest  It worked last night also!
November 14 at 10:17 EST .

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   MeiDei  What a novel cure! BTW: I've started drinking V8 Spicy juice & tried the spreading toes apart for the leg cramps - worked for me! Haven't had a cramp since hitting the V-8 either.
November 14 at 16:05 EST .

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   BirdsNest  The spreading the toes apart works occasionally for me. I have not tried the V-8, but I don't need any nudging about V-8-we both love it. But not the low sodium kind, Hagar says it is vile.
November 15 at 18:40 EST .

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   Bettijo  Thanks for Vicks tip. New to me.
November 17 at 09:51 EST .

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   BirdsNest  So far he has had great success with the Vicks, and that means alot since the coughing kept waking him.
November 18 at 06:01 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Health & Diet  We were shown this website yesterday by a new acquaintance. I need to look over some of the items....
http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/
This person is a firefighter and uses many of these products to detox his body.
November 9 at 13:16 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Household Hints  http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/2014/11/03/your-measurin
g-cups/


Use this to measure the accuracy of your wet and dry measuring cups.

Also, to check the accuracy of your kitchen scales...
a new penny weighs 2.5 gm
2 pennies or 1 new nickel weighs 5 gm

Now go cook something!!
November 9 at 13:10 EST .

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   Bettijo  Great information. Thanks. I bookmarked this site.
November 10 at 07:58 EST .

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   Gerty  Good article, MissBirdie. Thanks for posting.
November 12 at 11:07 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Recipes  Pork butt in the crockpot with herbs, red wine,garlic,pepperoncinis and a few other things. That will be dinner.
Hagar was hungry for oatmeal raisen cookies so I used the recipe under the top on Quaker Oats box. He is grumbling about the oats not being cooked and I am not pleased that they are so moist they crumble. I got frustrated twice trying to locate a recipe on Brown Eyed Baker, my computer or the Internet or SOMETHING was taking an eternity to load pages so I gave up. Anyone have a good recipe??
November 9 at 11:11 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Oh yeah, I grabbed a 1979 copy of the Fannie Farmer cookbook at the flea market yesterday($1.00!!! ) and 3 nice loaf pans($1.00! ) and a few old cookie cutters,free. I share goodies with this seller all the time and it pays off! This week he got a jar of pepper relish from us,free. We try to give him something in return, he is always reducing the price of something or giving it to us.
November 9 at 11:15 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Today that seller gave me the cutest stuffed bear with a fancy hat and holding a stuffed little bear. We gifted him with some of our last peppers from the garden. I re-gifted the toy to a 4 yr old who was captivated by it. I will tell him the next time I see him, he will be tickled.
November 15 at 18:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest posted on Gardening & Landscaping  The garden was kissed with a touch of frost Saturday morning. Still the peppers are hanging on so I will pick them this week and share some and maybe make the last batch of pepper relish this year.
November 9 at 11:02 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Picked ALL of the peppers...five 5 gallon buckets full. I reserved one for our friend M and the remainder we shared with sellers and customers at the flea market today. Everyone was thrilled to have fresh peppers and we were just as thrilled to share the last of the bounty. Those were amazing pepper plants this year, we sold,gave away,and made over 70 jars of relish that included lots of peppers. We made some new friends with them, all summer long folks would stop by and get their weekly peppers and rave about how good they are. It has been a fun summer and Fall is eeking closer to Winter. It was cold out there today, but there was a good crowd of people buying and looking. Everyone was in a good mood and eager to chat.
November 15 at 18:35 EST .

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