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A day gone south... 
Aug. 14, 2011 11:29 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2011 8:02 pm
I had the best of intentions, of having a truly fun day in the crazykitchen today.  That was, at least, until about 4am.  I awoke (as I often do,) but did not roll over and go right back to sleep.  My left foot was on fire... or so it felt!  While my feet often "tell" my brain that they're cold as ice... this was a totally new sensation for me.  The blanket was too heavy, and added to my discomfort, though sticking my foot out from under the covers didn't work either - while that foot BURNED, it got cold!

So, I finally crawled out of bed about 10am, difficulty walking (putting my weight on that foot,) and that infernal BURNING!  Just "above" my toes, that poor foot was bright red, slightly swollen...  Did I sprain an ankle again?  But what about that burning sensation?  After an hour or so, I thought "self, could it be the GOUT?"  Nooo... it can't be!  Regardless, it matters not!  Safe bet that it's one or t'other however!

Dinner ended up being cold ham, macaroni salad, and cold baked beans - AGAIN...  I did however do a pretty poor job of making some "Oriental chicken wings..."  What a dud that turned out to be!  Time to dr. them up tomorrow, I guess, as only one was eaten!  I'm in hopes that, if I'm a little more focused, I can "fix" the wings, and make those darn eggrolls I've been salivating over for perhaps two weeks now!  While I'm at it, I'll make a small batch of Plum Sauce, and Hoisin... I'm really curious re: the rec I found for the latter.  It may be way off mark, or it might just work!

(Interject a thought -)  commercial just came on using a snippet of a song I have on one of Josh Groban's cd's...  His concert is THIS FRIDAY!  I'm so excited I could just .....!

Perhaps if I get my act together, I can start the wrappers early enough to have them done by lunch time...  Then there's the potato rec. I spoke of over the weekend... sounds too, too, interesting!  Now I need to "perfect" my use of Asian Chili Garlic Sauce...  We're such wimps, but that was an issue I had with the wings... there simply was NO heat to them!  Wind up the crazycook, and turn him loose!  Foot be dammed!  (Chairs may have been invented for this purpose!) 

I was paid a huge compliment on my last blog... (I did respond to comments, btw) that the reader... "Mamaw" I believe (SORRY if I'm getting that wrong!) that part of the interest in reading my blogs, was that I write as though I'm chatting with old friends!  From the day I began "Stevie'scrazykitchen" I've enjoyed my blabberings...  I could not write any differently!  I may never meet a single one of you, but if you're a "name" that pops up under "comments" time to time, you ARE INDEED a friend, and I appreciate your interaction!  I live by one motto, for sure..."what ya see, is what ya get!"  Is there any other pretext on a site like this?  I could claim to be royalty from "Walla Balla" but what good would that do anyone?  Just a "down home guy" who inherited a bit of $$!  In person, I'm quite the "wall flower," so perhaps this is MY venue... no one to interrupt me mid word and the like!  Folk wonder why I say little... H... when I try, I'm ignored or interrupted, so why bother?

Ok, enough of that stuff!  So, whilst dining in "mid America" tonight, I do believe I'll be back in Asia tomorrow!  Wonder what will happen next?  Any ideas?  Name a country, or a specific dish, and as long as it's something we'll eat, I'll attempt to make it!  Just keep in mind, that I could, under NO circumstances eat anything containing hot chilis!  Serrano's are too hot for me!  Anahiem's add flavor, but no heat... no doubt the contents of the can at the grocery, reading "green chilis."  YUM!  (I'm down to one can... best replenish the supply!) 

I've recently stumbled upon another source for recipes... and have signed up for weekly newletters for 3 different cuisines.  I've received one for Chinese (duh!) and am awaiting the others...  I'm quite excited, despite the site not having a "recipe box" or the like.  The two rec's I've printed are in such fine print I'll need a magnifying glass soon!  Despite... yet another source!  I'm sure that most of my time will be spent right here at "home," but never hurts to venture out a bit, either!

Meantime, be happy, be crazy, and don't sprain an ankle if ya wanna cook!
Aug. 15, 2011 2:51 am
hey Stevie,sorry your foot is running hot, do you think you was bit by something?i hope it feels better soon,oh my egg rolls do sound good...i buy mine ready made sense i am the only one that eats them, well all sounds good, i enjoy your blogs , keep on cooking & blogging and i will keep on reading...later friend...judy
Aug. 15, 2011 8:16 am
A lot of ailments in other parts of the body will manifest themselves in the feet. Better see a doctor, Stevie. Might cost a few bucks but it could be a key for you to continue watching grass grow from the green side.
Aug. 15, 2011 12:58 pm
Take care of that burning foot! It very well could be something that needs a dr.'s care. Keep cooking and blogging - I enjoy reading your words...
Aug. 15, 2011 9:18 pm
Thanks, all, so much! Friends are offering advice (most of which I already know...) tho today it became obvious that it's not the ankle, but where toes/foot meet... Audie suggested ace bandage (I'm thinking OUCH!) so I slipped on an ankle hi "sport sock" which seems to be helping, not hurting! Well, more later... I should leave a new post! Be well!
Aug. 16, 2011 7:57 am
It could be a blood clot. For sure get it checked out.
Aug. 16, 2011 8:02 pm
thanks, char! Food for thougt, for sure!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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