Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kidney Stone Soup* & Blueberry Ice Cream.

Thanking the Gods for this day off to rest and catch up on sleep lost battling the kidney stone, making the final journey out of my body and into a coffee filter, if I am lucky. Don't ask.

Slept in and rested, though the soreness hasn't lessened. Struggled with a cup of chicken soup in place of a coffee this morning. It was worth the effort. Very satisfying, calming.

The stinging remains when I urinate, though no blood detected at present. Everything seems to be in limbo.  Hoping for some movement, but nothing seems to be happening. Can't tell if the back pain is from the kidney or something else.  I seem to ache everywhere.

In a foggy, semi-awake state, memories came back from my previous life when I made fresh ice cream; experimenting with many different fruits not normally associated with the dessert. I made ice cream using cantaloupe, pear, kiwi, and honey dew melon - to name a few.  The results were good, but the cantaloupe concoction as I remember, was a real crowd-pleaser in the summer.

That life is gone and with it went the Donvier ice cream maker and all recipes. So, I've been on line hunting up appliances and recipes for ice creams and sorbets.  Found a Cuisinart (well, of course, I did! Refurbished and inexpensive.) and an enticing recipe for a thick, rich, blueberry ice cream that sounds like sheer heaven.

The recipe calls for a wine that I've not heard of in a very long time: a Moscato d'Asti, rather sweet and full of fruity fragrances. I don't know much about the wine, never having occasion to try it, but I came across this definition at About.com.  Sounds like a "must try" wine, and not only for dessert recipes.

Now, whether out of sheer boredom, pain, lack of sleep, or all of the above, I believe another Cuisinart appliance (ice cream maker) is in my future.  Call it a birthday present to myself.  Hell, it's close enough.

*Punctuation is everything, so they say, and I left out the comma between 'Stone' and 'Soup' on purpose, just because. I am a big fan of the "Stone Soup" tale of greed and overcoming differences.

And so it goes

1 comment:

  1. Didn't know that you were in pain. So sorry about that. I really do hope that you feel better soon.
    Take care.
    Your Friend, m.


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