“Huh. Yeah. Could be an allergic reaction/contact dermatitis. Could be staph. They (the ick on my back & neck) kinda look similar.” Well alrighty then!
So. A topical antibiotic (because I am NOT going to rip up my bio on a ‘maybe’)
Staph. Yeah. Wow. Do you know how many different types of staph there are? Some (like this one may be) are largely benign. Some are lethal. This one isn’t. Luckily it’s not Ebola, which is pretty much a 1 size will KILL you thing ( I was reading about Ebola (because of the Nollywood film “93 Days” – oddly lax safety protocols – apparently Ebola is not airborne but….I dunno… what if it changes its mind???) – apparently 2 in 10 survive. No cure – just a crapshoot in the Universe.
So I’m glad it’s not Ebola.
But it’s still kinda itchy & hurty (though it’s healing up – AGAIN (this comes and goes in waves). But NO spraying perfume anywhere near anything related to me cuz OW! So I’ve got nothing. But! I will shortly – I’ve got a ton of new releases sitting here, just waiting for me to review and share samples in giveaways, so WATCH THIS SPACE!
In the meantime, I have a couple of winners!
Nailed It: Taxi
The Quiet Ones: Kathy Larson
gmail your evilauntieanita(AT) with your deets – I’ll get some fun stuff out to you pdq (I’m feeling very smug about my ability to actually get stuff out, so ! let’s strike while the iron is, shall we? ?
Also. Thanks to Netflix’s The Final Table, I’ve been introduced to chef Amninder Sandhu, who introduced me to the idea of pumpkin as a savory, beyond soup. I’ve not been a fan of squash-ish veg, mostly because 80% of the recipes and dishes I’ve been exposed to trend sweet – and I do not like sweet veg (and pumpkin in pie or cake, etc, give me the flux) ?. Chef Sandhu, in a flash, changed all that. She had an hour to prepare a dish for Chef Grant Achatz using pumpkin – she chose her mother’s recipe for Khatta Meetha Kaddu (sweet & sour pumpkin) – and it looked as if the emphasis was on the sour. I tried it using both green & orange pumpkin (green was frozen (with the fabulous peel), blessed be, because Lemmetellyou: cutting up orange pumpkin (commercial food type, not decorative) is …….. jeebus! Takes forever! I have decent knife skills but this pumpkin fought me like a velociraptor!!! Anyhoo, it’s a curry-ish dish (it uses turmeric) and I think I would amp up the heat a bit (I only used 2 Serranos) – but omg! SO good! I bloomed the spices and took The Girl for a walk before I added the rest of the ingredients – and you could smell the gorgeousness a half-block away!
This is not Chef Sandhu’s mother’s recipe but it’s the one I used. Minus the hing, as it’s an acquired taste and one I’ve yet to acquire. I used both amchoor and tamarind, to great success, though. I’ll be making this again!
Btw: She Wuz Robbed. Just sayin’
Y’all want to tell me a story? About Pumpkin? Chefs? Staph? Pick something. The Girl just got her nails clipped so she’s ready to poke the hell out of randomDOTorg. We’ll pick someone from the stories and send you fun stuff – we love doing that!