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1) From: Sandra Andina
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As some of you may know, my husband Bob (a workaholic cardiologist, as  
most doctors are) had cataract surgery on his left eye yesterday.  It  
was elective, but we elected it ASAP so he could safely drive at night  
as soon as practicable.  He was bummed out yesterday because his  
glasses wouldn't fit over the eye shield, so he could neither read nor  
watch TV; but the surgeon removed the patch and suggested he use his  
glasses (right eye) for reading and left eye (operated) sans glasses  
for distance until the swelling goes down and he can be re-refracted  
for a much weaker prescription.
But he's developed a slight fever, so we're watching that closely.  
He's going back to work tomorrow (see patients in-office, make rounds,  
but not do procedures) and will be driven around till at least Tues.
We'd appreciate prayers, good thoughts, or whatever your spiritual  
tradition (or philosophy) affords. (And also that my voice holds up  
for the two more performances of the Chicago Bar Assn. Show that are  
left--I can truly say that competent sound-techs who can boost  
wireless mics are gifts from G-d).
Peace, song, pens & coffee,
Sandy
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As some of you may know, my =
husband Bob (a workaholic cardiologist, as most doctors are) had =
cataract surgery on his left eye yesterday.  It was elective, but =
we elected it ASAP so he could safely drive at night as soon as =
practicable.  He was bummed out yesterday because his glasses =
wouldn't fit over the eye shield, so he could neither read nor watch TV; =
but the surgeon removed the patch and suggested he use his glasses =
(right eye) for reading and left eye (operated) sans glasses for =
distance until the swelling goes down and he can be re-refracted for a =
much weaker prescription.
But he's developed a = slight fever, so we're watching that closely. He's going back to work = tomorrow (see patients in-office, make rounds, but not do procedures) = and will be driven around till at least Tues.
We'd appreciate prayers, = good thoughts, or whatever your spiritual tradition (or philosophy) = affords. (And also that my voice holds up for the two more performances = of the Chicago Bar Assn. Show that are left--I can truly say that = competent sound-techs who can boost wireless mics are gifts from = G-d).
Peace, = song, pens & coffee,Sandy Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-7-268301597--

2) From: Lynne
Sandy -
You & Bob have my prayers. Be sure to keep us informed.
{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}
Lynne
On Dec 14, 2007 2:53 AM, Sandra Andina  wrote:
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3) From: Dave Huddle
Bob has my prayers for a speedy recovery.
When I had cataract surgery, the WORST  part of the procedure as being
very hungry while waiting to be moved into the OR, and hearing the
various nurses around talking about pork chops!    Then when I was in
recovery - the gave me juice and crackers - but NO pork chops.
Dave
Westerville, OH
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4) From: Justin Marquez
Sandy - Both Bob and you aer in our thoughts and prayers.
(Dave  - Just a wild guess, but I betcha Bob wan't looking for any pork
chops!)
Safe Journeys and Sweet Music
Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX)
On Dec 14, 2007 4:50 PM, Dave Huddle <137trimethyl26dioxopurine>
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5) From: Les
Sandy,
You and Bob are in my prayers.  Hey we are looking for a good cardiologist
here in Roseburg at Mercy Hospital.  Maybe you ought to consider a quieter
lifestyle.
Les
On Dec 14, 2007 3:05 PM, Justin Marquez  wrote:
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6) From: Eddie Dove
Prayers sent up, Sandy.
Eddie
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7) From: Robert Gulley
You and your husband are in my prayers - let us know how he's doing 
as you have time.
Blessings -
Robert
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

8) From: Larry Johnson
Sandy, I'm wishing for a speedy and successful recovery for Bob. You're both
in my prayers.
Larry J
On Dec 14, 2007 2:53 AM, Sandra Andina  wrote:
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9) From: Vicki Smith
I hope the fever passes and Bob recovers quickly. Ron went to his eye 
doctor recently to see if his cataracts were "ready" for surgery yet. 
It's a minor procedure, but not without its worries. I'm betting Bob is 
a lousy patient, so many physicians are.
vicki
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11) From: Dave Huddle
Justin,
I reckon you're right about the pork chops.    My hunger would have
been just as bad if they had been talking about latkes, lox or
knishes.
Anyhow, I hope Bob's surgery and recovery are no more stressful than mine was!
Dave
Westerville, OH (originally from Ft. Worth, Texas)
On  Dec 14, 2007 6:05 PM, Justin Marquez
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12) From: Sandra Andina
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Bob's doing great--when the surgeon removed the patch the next day and  
the swelling went down, Bob began to marvel at the improvement in his  
acuity and depth perception. He went to see me in the Bar Assn. show  
Fri. night and raved about how "3-D" everything looked compared to  
years past. (He also went to see "Beowulf" in 3-D IMAX this morning).  
He also reports that the glare of headlights is greatly reduced.  He  
still needs help putting in his eyedrops--must be a guy thing, as I've  
never had a problem myself with saline or anti-allergy drops (or in my  
young, stupid and vain days, Visine).
Unfortunately, I now have not only full-blown laryngitis (had to ad- 
lib it into my lines at last night's closing performance and lip-sync  
the production numbers) but bronchitis as well---and the ENT is  
convinced it's infectious so wouldn't give me prednisone to give me my  
voice back like he did in Oct. (I see him this week for a sputum  
culture, to determine if it's viral vs. bacterial--antibiotics for the  
latter, just chicken soup, water and patience for the former).  
Discontinued the Nasacort, of course, since that's an  
immunosuppressant. Using a facial steamer and "Neil-Med" squeeze- 
bottle saline nasal irrigator twice daily (better than a Neti pot, as  
it lets you control the pressure). Only problem is my kitten is  
fascinated by the irrigator and (yecch) what comes out my nose into  
the sink and wants to play with it!!! I have to put him in kitty jail  
(the den) when I do it.
Oh, to get my voice back! (Never mind the 8" of snow we got last  
night, upon which I'd X-C ski if I weren't sick!).
Sandy
On Dec 14, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Lynne wrote:
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Bob's doing great--when the =
surgeon removed the patch the next day and the swelling went down, Bob =
began to marvel at the improvement in his acuity and depth perception. =
He went to see me in the Bar Assn. show Fri. night and raved about how =
"3-D" everything looked compared to years past. (He also went to see =
"Beowulf" in 3-D IMAX this morning). He also reports that the glare of =
headlights is greatly reduced.  He still needs help putting in his =
eyedrops--must be a guy thing, as I've never had a problem myself with =
saline or anti-allergy drops (or in my young, stupid and vain days, =
Visine).
Unfortunately, I now have = not only full-blown laryngitis (had to ad-lib it into my lines at last = night's closing performance and lip-sync the production numbers) but = bronchitis as well---and the ENT is convinced it's infectious so = wouldn't give me prednisone to give me my voice back like he did in Oct. = (I see him this week for a sputum culture, to determine if it's viral = vs. bacterial--antibiotics for the latter, just chicken soup, water and = patience for the former). Discontinued the Nasacort, of course, since = that's an immunosuppressant. Using a facial steamer and "Neil-Med" = squeeze-bottle saline nasal irrigator twice daily (better than a Neti = pot, as it lets you control the pressure). Only problem is my kitten is = fascinated by the irrigator and (yecch) what comes out my nose into the = sink and wants to play with it!!! I have to put him in kitty jail (the = den) when I do it.
Oh, to get my voice back! = (Never mind the 8" of snow we got last night, upon which I'd X-C ski if = I weren't sick!).
SandyOn Dec 14, 2007, at 4:16 PM, Lynne wrote:
Sandy = - You & Bob have my prayers. Be sure to keep us = informed. {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}} Lynne On Dec 14, 2007 2:53 AM, Sandra Andina < sandina2> = wrote: As some of you may know, my husband Bob (a = workaholic cardiologist, as most doctors are) had cataract surgery on = his left eye yesterday.  It was elective, but we elected it ASAP so = he could safely drive at night as soon as practicable.  He was = bummed out yesterday because his glasses wouldn't fit over the eye = shield, so he could neither read nor watch TV; but the surgeon removed = the patch and suggested he use his glasses (right eye) for reading and = left eye (operated) sans glasses for distance until the swelling goes = down and he can be re-refracted for a much weaker prescription. = But he's developed a slight fever, so we're watching = that closely. He's going back to work tomorrow (see patients in-office, = make rounds, but not do procedures) and will be driven around till at = least Tues. We'd appreciate prayers, good = thoughts, or whatever your spiritual tradition (or philosophy) affords. = (And also that my voice holds up for the two more performances of the = Chicago Bar Assn. Show that are left--I can truly say that competent = sound-techs who can boost wireless mics are gifts from G-d). = Peace, song, pens & = coffee,Sandy Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = = --Apple-Mail-24-519388854--

13) From: Sandra Andina
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While we were sitting in pre-op, the surgeon was giving us  
recommendations for lunch in hish neighborhood after the next day's  
followup appointment, and we were talking about having early dinner at  
Kitty O'Shea's post-op before our housekeeper dropping me off at the  
theater.  Then we were contemplating the coffee in the doctors' lounge  
(a Flavia packet system, anomalously fresh-tasting). Bob was going  
nuts, as he'd been NPO since 2 a.m.  The first thing he wanted when he  
awoke was apple juice and coffee---but Sumatra from the Flavia machine  
in the doctors' lounge (he lent me his key), not the generic nurses'  
station drip-pot stuff.  Three hours later he was scarfing up fish &  
chips (and several Killians) at Kitty O'Shea's.
Sandy
On Dec 14, 2007, at 4:50 PM, Dave Huddle wrote:
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While we were sitting in =
pre-op, the surgeon was giving us recommendations for lunch in hish =
neighborhood after the next day's followup appointment, and we were =
talking about having early dinner at Kitty O'Shea's post-op before our =
housekeeper dropping me off at the theater.  Then we were =
contemplating the coffee in the doctors' lounge (a Flavia packet system, =
anomalously fresh-tasting). Bob was going nuts, as he'd been NPO since 2 =
a.m.  The first thing he wanted when he awoke was apple juice and =
coffee---but Sumatra from the Flavia machine in the doctors' lounge (he =
lent me his key), not the generic nurses' station drip-pot stuff. =
 Three hours later he was scarfing up fish & chips (and several =
Killians) at Kitty O'Shea's.
Sandy On Dec = 14, 2007, at 4:50 PM, Dave Huddle wrote:
When I had cataract surgery, the = WORST  part of the procedure as being very hungry while waiting = to be moved into the OR, and hearing the various nurses around = talking about pork chops!    Then when I was = in recovery - the gave me juice and crackers - but NO pork = chops. = Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-25-519821564--

14) From: Sandra Andina
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No, but religion had nothing to do with it--he's a lapsed Catholic and  
I don't keep kosher. It was the fish & chips at Kitty O' Shea's in the  
Chicago Hilton & Towers (across from the theater where I was  
performing all week) for which he was jonesing.
He prefers pork tenderloin to chops anyway.
Sandy
On Dec 14, 2007, at 5:05 PM, Justin Marquez wrote:
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No, but religion had nothing to =
do with it--he's a lapsed Catholic and I don't keep kosher. It was the =
fish & chips at Kitty O' Shea's in the Chicago Hilton & Towers =
(across from the theater where I was performing all week) for which he =
was jonesing.
He = prefers pork tenderloin to chops anyway.
Sandy On = Dec 14, 2007, at 5:05 PM, Justin Marquez wrote:
(Dave  - Just a wild guess, = but I betcha Bob wan't looking for any pork = chops!) = Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = = --Apple-Mail-26-519992066--

15) From: Sandra Andina
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We love Roseburg (spent our first anniversary there). The problem with  
relocation is licensure--IL and OR don't have reciprocity and Bob'd  
have to take both the Internal Medicine and Cardiology boards all over  
again, despite being a member of the F.A.C.C. of 23 years' standing.   
58-yr-old minds, regardless of excellence and experience in patient  
care and procedural skills and dexterity, are no match for the  
under-30 crowd when it comes to standardized test-taking under time  
pressure.
I'd sure hate to have to take another bar exam! (I passed WA and IL,  
but in my mid-20s).
Sandy
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We love Roseburg (spent our =
first anniversary there). The problem with relocation is licensure--IL =
and OR don't have reciprocity and Bob'd have to take both the Internal =
Medicine and Cardiology boards all over again, despite being a member of =
the F.A.C.C. of 23 years' standing.  58-yr-old minds, regardless of =
excellence and experience in patient care and procedural skills and =
dexterity, are no match for the under-30 crowd when it comes to =
standardized test-taking under time pressure.
I'd sure hate to have to = take another bar exam! (I passed WA and IL, but in my = mid-20s). Sandy On Dec 14, 2007, at 7:28 = PM, Les wrote:
Sandy, You and Bob are in my = prayers.  Hey we are looking for a good cardiologist here in = Roseburg at Mercy Hospital.  Maybe you ought to consider a quieter = lifestyle.   Les On Dec 14, 2007 3:05 PM, Justin Marquez <jjmarquez> = wrote: =     Sandy - Both Bob and you aer in = our thoughts and prayers.    (Dave  = - Just a wild guess, but I betcha Bob wan't looking for any pork = chops!) Safe Journeys and Sweet Music Justin Marquez (CYPRESS, TX) =   On Dec 14, 2007 4:50 PM, Dave Huddle <137trimethyl26dioxopurine> wrote: = Bob has my prayers for a = speedy recovery. When I had cataract surgery, the WORST =  part of the procedure as being very hungry while waiting to be = moved into the OR, and hearing the various nurses around talking = about pork chops!    Then when I was in recovery - the gave = me juice and crackers - but NO pork chops. Dave Westerville, = OH On 12/14/07, Sandra Andina <sandina2> wrote: > As some = of you may know, my husband Bob (a workaholic cardiologist, as most = > doctors are) had cataract surgery on his left eye yesterday. =  It was > elective, but we elected it ASAP so he could safely = drive at night as soon > as practicable.  He was bummed out = yesterday because his glasses wouldn't > fit over the eye shield, = so he could neither read nor watch TV; but the > surgeon removed = the patch and suggested he use his glasses (right eye) for > = reading and left eye (operated) sans glasses for distance until the = swelling > goes down and he can be re-refracted for a much weaker = prescription. > > But he's developed a slight fever, so = we're watching that closely. He's > going back to work tomorrow = (see patients in-office, make rounds, but not do > procedures) = and will be driven around till at least Tues. > > We'd = appreciate prayers, good thoughts, or whatever your spiritual = tradition > (or philosophy) affords. (And also that my voice holds = up for the two more > performances of the Chicago Bar Assn. Show = that are left--I can truly say > that competent sound-techs who = can boost wireless mics are gifts from G-d). > > Peace, = song, pens & coffee, > Sandy > > Sandy = Andina > www.myspace.com/sandyandina > > ><= br>> = homeroast mailing list http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast<=/a> To change your personal list settings (digest options, vacations, = unsvbscribes) go to http://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsetting=s
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16) From: Robert Gulley
Sandy
Great news about your husband - definitely an answer to prayer. Now 
we have to be concerned for you and your voice - I hope you get 
better real soon!
Robert
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

17) From: Lynne
Sandy -
I'm so glad that Bob is healing... now you need to take care of yourself.
Since I have actually been sick for nearly a month and a half. I had about a
week of being well in between two bouts - most likely this later one was
bronchitis, but when I went to my primary care, it required that I stand in
line for what would have been at least a half hour just to check in.
(Changing my Dr. this week, of course).
I walked out, needless to say... So I have perfected my chicken soup skills.
Too bad I can't send a vat through the mail to you! It's still the best
healer in my
book!
take care -
Lynne

18) From: Robert Gulley
Make sure you put lots of fresh garlic in your soup - I do that for 
my wife and it works wonders (garlic is now thought to have 
penicillin-like qualities).
Robert (RG)
At 04:51 PM 12/17/2007, you wrote:
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

19) From: Lynne
Unless one is allergic to garlic... as I am.
:> (
Lynne
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20) From: Robert Gulley
I am so sorry for you - garlic is such an essential . . . what have 
you found that works as a substitute, so to speak - your "staple" 
seasoning (cooking is another passion of mine, just like coffee)?
Robert
At 11:11 PM 12/17/2007, you wrote:
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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot  

21) From: Sandra Andina
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I use a large clove of garlic, sprig of parsley and a scallion per can  
of broth.  I also find the low-sodium stock is great for diluting the  
gooey, salty Campbell's and Progresso stuff my son likes.  I  
occasionally treat myself to a bowl of white miso soup with wakame  
flakes and firm tofu cubes--although it hasn't been shown to have any  
medicinal properties, it's comfort food on a wintry night,
Sandy
On Dec 17, 2007, at 9:40 PM, Robert Gulley wrote:
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I use a large clove of garlic, =
sprig of parsley and a scallion per can of broth.  I also find the =
low-sodium stock is great for diluting the gooey, salty Campbell's and =
Progresso stuff my son likes.  I occasionally treat myself to a =
bowl of white miso soup with wakame flakes and firm tofu cubes--although =
it hasn't been shown to have any medicinal properties, it's comfort food =
on a wintry night,Sandy
On Dec 17, 2007, at 9:40 PM, =
Robert Gulley wrote:
= Make sure you put lots of fresh garlic in your soup - I = do that for my wife and it works wonders (garlic is now thought to have = penicillin-like qualities). Robert (RG)   At 04:51 = PM 12/17/2007, you wrote: Sandy - I'm so glad that Bob is healing... now you = need to take care of yourself. Since I have actually been sick = for nearly a month and a half. I had about a week of being well in = between two bouts - most likely this later one was bronchitis, but when = I went to my primary care, it required that I stand in line for what = would have been at least a half hour just to check in. (Changing my Dr. = this week, of course). I walked out, needless to say... So I = have perfected my chicken soup skills. Too bad I can't send a vat = through the mail to you! It's still the best healer in my = book! take care - Lynne =

"I have measured out = my life with coffee spoons."  ~T.S. Eliot

= Sandy Andinawww.myspace.com/sandyandina = --Apple-Mail-2-611549751--

22) From: Lynne
Lately I make a lot of soup - stretches my pennies. When my vegetarian/vegan
(they were vegan years ago) daughters lived home, I used just veggies & the
Kosher 'chicken-like' bouillon powder (comes in a glass jar, forgot the name
- I ran out of it), now I cook a huge pot of chicken. Then I separate the
broth, put it in the fridge for about a day, then I get rid of the fat, both
on the chicken and on the top of the broth. Most of the chicken gets thrown
in  w/rice & veggies for the dogs' food, and I use the broth for us.
I seldom put any chicken meat in the soup - figure I don't really need it.
Depending on my mood, we might be eating chicken veggie soup, minestrone or
something else. I try to make sure I have some homemade bread, too (my fav
is the no-knead variety that's spread over the internet - better than any
artisan one I can buy.)
You reminded me - I need to get some miso - and tofu is usually also a
staple in my house - when I can get to Trader Joe's (.99 packages -
woo-hoo!) I like to bake some with seasonings to have in the fridge. Good in
salads, too.
Lynne
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23) From: Brett Mason
There is no Trader Joe's in Iowa...
That's the real downside to living here.
Everything else we like!
Oh - and your cooking sounds delicious!
Brett
On Dec 18, 2007 6:03 AM, Lynne  wrote:
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24) From: Sandra Andina
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Only soup that comes from at least parts of an actual chicken has been  
scientifically proven to contain the enzymes and flavonoids that are  
mucolytics and ameliorate cold symptoms. Some canned chicken soups &  
broths (especially Swanson's, Pacific, and College Inn) fill the bill.  
Mixes--especially packets and bouillon cubes--as well as beef or clam  
broth--don't. Some concentrated restaurant paste-like chicken stock  
"bases" do work if chicken is listed among the first three ingredients.
But nothing works like a chicken (or cooked chicken carcass) plus  
water, garlic, onion, celery, carrots, parsley, parsnip. (A whole  
tomato--uncut and removed before serving--adds a golden color). Jury's  
out as to whether noodles, dumplings, matzo balls or kreplach add to  
the medicinal properties.
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Only soup that comes from at =
least parts of an actual chicken has been scientifically proven to =
contain the enzymes and flavonoids that are mucolytics and ameliorate =
cold symptoms. Some canned chicken soups & broths (especially =
Swanson's, Pacific, and College Inn) fill the bill. Mixes--especially =
packets and bouillon cubes--as well as beef or clam broth--don't. Some =
concentrated restaurant paste-like chicken stock "bases" do work if =
chicken is listed among the first three ingredients.
But nothing works like a = chicken (or cooked chicken carcass) plus water, garlic, onion, celery, = carrots, parsley, parsnip. (A whole tomato--uncut and removed before = serving--adds a golden color). Jury's out as to whether noodles, = dumplings, matzo balls or kreplach add to the medicinal = properties. On Dec 18, 2007, at 6:03 AM, Lynne = wrote:
Lately I make a lot of soup - stretches my pennies. When = my vegetarian/vegan (they were vegan years ago) daughters lived home, I = used just veggies & the Kosher 'chicken-like' bouillon powder (comes = in a glass jar, forgot the name - I ran out of it), now I cook a huge = pot of chicken. Then I separate the broth, put it in the fridge for = about a day, then I get rid of the fat, both on the chicken and on the = top of the broth. Most of the chicken gets thrown in  w/rice & = veggies for the dogs' food, and I use the broth for us. I seldom = put any chicken meat in the soup - figure I don't really need it. = Depending on my mood, we might be eating chicken veggie soup, minestrone = or something else. I try to make sure I have some homemade bread, too = (my fav is the no-knead variety that's spread over the internet - better = than any artisan one I can buy.) You reminded me - I need to get = some miso - and tofu is usually also a staple in my house - when I can = get to Trader Joe's (.99 packages - woo-hoo!) I like to bake some with = seasonings to have in the fridge. Good in salads, too. = Lynne On Dec 18, 2007 2:14 = AM, Sandra Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: I use a large clove of garlic, sprig of parsley = and a scallion per can of broth.  I also find the low-sodium stock = is great for diluting the gooey, salty Campbell's and Progresso stuff my = son likes.  I occasionally treat myself to a bowl of white miso = soup with wakame flakes and firm tofu cubes--although it hasn't been = shown to have any medicinal properties, it's comfort food on a wintry = night, Sandy On = Dec 17, 2007, at 9:40 PM, Robert Gulley wrote: Make sure you put lots of fresh = garlic in your soup - I do that for my wife and it works wonders (garlic = is now thought to have penicillin-like qualities). Robert = (RG)   At 04:51 PM 12/17/2007, you wrote: Sandy - I'm so glad that Bob is healing... now you = need to take care of yourself. Since I have actually been sick = for nearly a month and a half. I had about a week of being well in = between two bouts - most likely this later one was bronchitis, but when = I went to my primary care, it required that I stand in line for what = would have been at least a half hour just to check in. (Changing my Dr. = this week, of course). I walked out, needless to say... So I = have perfected my chicken soup skills. Too bad I can't send a vat = through the mail to you! It's still the best healer in my = book! take care - Lynne =

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