Month: September 2014

  • Poops

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    Poop 1 A 33-year-old man was brought in by his family because of bizarre behavior. They said he had a mental breakdown years ago but had no psychiatric problems or known substance abuse since then. The family said he was constantly swearing at people and being argumentative. He had also been drinking heavily, which was…

  • Jessica MS4

    Jessica is very happy to take a bag with her back to SoCal!  

  • Schmaltz Cookies, AKA: Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries

      I had never heard of schmaltz before coming across this recipe. Yes, it is rendered chicken fat. How could I resist the temptation to try this unusual ingredient? I first tried to buy schmaltz on the Internet. This is the first cooking ingredient that left me frustrated as I tried to purchase it online.…

  • When Did I Start to Sew?

    People often ask me when how I learned how sew and how old I was when I started. I learned to sew by just doing it. My mother always had a sewing machine and she showed me how to use it but I was never taught how to sew. In reality, I have never really…

  • Lymphedema

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    Mr. Rodriguez was 38-years-old. He slipped and fell on the floor of his house and was unable to get up. He was alone so his only recourse was to call 911. When the medics arrived, he told them he only needed to be helped back on his feet so he could get into bed. They…

  • The Chocolate Chip Cookie

      Last week, I posted a recipe made entirely with turbinado sugar. This recipe has turbinado but also white and brown sugars. I used a dark chocolate we bought last Christmas to dip candy but we never used. It made them really rich. This makes a firm textured, moist cookie that I had a hard…

  • Yellow with Orange

    I finished up my latest batch of bags. They were a bit of a pain to make because these shiny yellow straps are too limp to make good bags. To give them more rigidity, I sew two together. That makes them heavy and nice but it really taxes my machine and my patience to sew…

  • Seven Short Crazies

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    What? Me? Stabbed? A 27-year-old woman said she woke up in bed with 9 stab wounds. She said she had no idea how she got them.   Fire! A 55-year-old man with schizophrenia who had stopped taking his medicines tried to start a fire in the emergency department lobby in order to burn himself to…

  • Salted Chocolate Chip Turbinado Cookies

      I frequently look for a recipe based on some ingredient I want to use. In this case, it was turbinado sugar. I was given a couple of bags of it by our friend, Lisa. She got it from her neighbor who inherited it when the neighbor’s mother died. It might bother some people to…