Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Not so good news....

I'll begin with the happy stuff - spring, as I noted on the last post, is just around the corner. My sedums are poking out . Since I will be gone for a while (more on this later) I had to roast the contents of the big 3 pound jar from Costco NOW - Thought I would put a recipe on here in case anyone else who loves garlic is interested in saving money and time. This is what the whole 3 pounds looks like when roasted.
For 1 pound of peeled garlic cloves:
Heat 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil in a pan on medium high, add the garlic, stir to mix, add 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t fresh ground pepper. Heat, stirring, 5 - 10 minutes until the garlic begins to turn color. Dump in a baking dish and finish in the oven - preheated to 375ยบ for about 30 minutes - check to make sure it doesn't overcook. It should be soft and golden. Drain off the oil and cool.You can refrigerate it for 2 - 3 weeks, or freeze for up to 6 months. Or, you can eat it like candy! I save the olive oil to use later.

Now that the pleasantries are taken care of, down to the serious stuff. My aunt, who pretty much raised my sister and I, has been diagnosed with acute leukemia and has 2 weeks to 2 months. Dean and I are headed to Vancouver in the morning to pack up her apartment - he will come back Friday, but I will be staying up there for who knows how long. Mary (sister) is doing her radiation and was told today that she will be on pain meds and unable to drive. Needless to say, this news came as a shock for her. She has her own business and is very concerned about this new development. A lot on her plate right now, so I will do what I can for as long as I can. So, there probably won't be much in the way of new posts for a while. Please send good thoughts and prayers in the direction of my sister, my aunt and my nephew.
Thanks everyone.

1 comment:

Paul Hammond said...

My sincere condolences regarding your aunt. There are no right words for these occasions. She sounds like someone who has lived a life and left her mark. There are words that have meant a lot to me over time and I will share them with you. Jackson Browne wrote and sung these lyrics.

I don't know what happens when people die.

Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try.

It's like a song I can hear it playing right in my my ear,

That I can't sing,
I can't help listening...

Dont let the uncertainty turn you around
(the world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound...

For a Dancer
Late For The Sky
Jackson Browne