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Not to leaving anyone hanging... 
Mar. 5, 2012 8:13 am 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2012 10:09 am
Although I've moved my blog, I'll keep you updated but not likely with as much information as you'll find in the blog.

That said, I just spoke with the nurse at Moffitt Cancer Center to find out the results of the bone density and CT scans I had on Friday. For those of you following what I've been up to, those scans were looking for a metastasis of breast cancer.

The results are negative: I'm told there's no sign of metastases in my body. That's an awfully good piece of news. The surgeon was going to tell me this tomorrow. You'd think a surgeon would know how important news like this can be.

I'll begin treatment tomorrow on what seems to be an infection, rather than the aforementioned deadly form of breast cancer. 

Hubby and I might get to go on our (rather short) cruise after all! 

Mar. 5, 2012 8:48 am
Wonderful news! Thank you for sharing and do go out and celebrate!
Mar. 5, 2012 6:02 pm
Oh, that IS good news Ellen. Thank you for letting us know the results.
Mar. 5, 2012 8:16 pm
Such good news!
Mar. 6, 2012 5:32 am
Excellent! Thanks for letting us know.
Mar. 6, 2012 5:41 am
Ellen, I came over to the blogs this morning just to see if you had posted an update. Thank you for sharing your good news with us. I am overjoyed and thankful for this great news.
Mar. 6, 2012 9:47 am
Great news!! I'll keep you in my thoughts and I'm sending you tons of good juju!
Mar. 6, 2012 10:09 am
Short cruise or not, I'm sure it will be the best cruise ever!
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I've loved cooking since I was a kid, and still have my first (very battered) cookbook. Other than cooking, I adore interior design, writing, and playing bridge. Oh... and tasting new wines (or old favorites).
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As I've grown older, my tastes and philosophy have changed. I now use organic ingredients whenever I can, and I prefer using unprocessed ingredients.
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Well, my mother (bless her) had 8 people to feed, so she made foods that were easy to prepare. My favorites were her baked ribs with barbecue sauce; english muffins topped with cheese, tomato, and bacon, and then broiled; and spaghetti noodles with tomato soup and cheddar cheese stirred in. I wouldn't make these dishes today, but they're full of fond memories.
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Adding orange juice to diced tomato sauce • Adding Cointreau to fresh fruit salads or a chocolate sauce • Adding tequila and bittersweet chocolate to chili • "poaching" salmon in orange juice, sprinkled with Old Bay and tarragon • adding cidar vinegar and soy sauce to vegetable soups • adding fresh mint to steamed red potatoes • knowing how to bail out a botched dish (example: over-steamed broccoli mashed with bleu or swiss cheese isn't nearly as bad as over-steamed broccoli on it's own).
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Over-steaming broccoli and most any other veggie... and a lasagna that was so loaded with oregano, no one could eat it.
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