Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Unexpected Medical Adventure


So we’re taking off for two weeks

We weren’t planning to take down time on the blog this November, but it turns out we need to. One of us (Kitchen Riffs – a/k/a KR) had a sudden eye problem that required surgery. The prognosis is excellent, but he needs to be a couch potato for a bit. So no goodies coming from our kitchen to you, alas. And we won’t be visiting other blogs for a while.

In the meantime, why not enjoy this 2011 post about Beaujolais Nouveau? Every year on the third Thursday of November – which happens to be tomorrow – the very first Beaujolais of the year is released. This is very fresh wine (the grapes were just picked a few weeks ago) and it doesn’t age well, so it needs to be consumed very soon. But it’s a nice, fresh wine, and we think it pairs particularly well with Thanksgiving dinner. Or sip it all by itself as a predinner treat.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, we hope everyone has a wonderful one! We expect to see you with a new post on the last Wednesday of November.

82 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Good luck with your surgery!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Angie Schneider said...

Get well soon, John, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Gerlinde de Broekert said...

Good luck With the surgery John, and take good care of yourself.

Chris Scheuer said...

Hoping you heal quickly and can enjoy the holidays!

Rosemary Wolbert said...

Hope all goes well; a good time for R&R! (Maybe by the time you're back in the swing of things, I will be, too!)

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a successful and speedy recovery. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mrs.Kitchen Riffs.

Vicki Bensinger said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery John. Wishing you and Mrs. KR and your family a very Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

lisa is cooking said...

I hope KR is recovering quickly! Happy Thanksgiving!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Hoping all goes well for you. Good luck.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Mae, thanks!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Angie, thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Gerlinde, thanks! And I will. :-)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Chris, thanks! I seem to be doing pretty well (fingers crossed).

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Rosemary, thanks! And it is a nice time for R&R. Been wondering how you're doing -- well, I hope.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Vicki, thanks! Hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Lisa, thanks! I'm doing pretty well so far. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Madonna, thanks! Things are looking good so far. :-)

Dawn Yucuis said...

I hope everything goes well with your surgery. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Dawn, thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Nancy said...

Feel better soon John and enjoy your time off! Happy Thanksgiving.

Dahn Boquist said...

I wish you all the best with your surgery and recovery. Take time for yourself and have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Nancy, thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Dahn, thanks so much! And hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Eva Taylor said...

Oh dear, I sure hope it all goes well and recovery is swift. Take good care, we’ll be hete on the other side when KR is ready to return.

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen said...

Oh no! I hope you're feeling better soon! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Eva, thanks! Things are going well thus far -- surgery is done and recovery progressing well. Will see the surgeon again tomorrow for an evaluation of how things are going. Toes crossed. :-)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Kelsie, thaks! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy Purcell said...

All the best to John as he recovers! We had a similar situation last year when hubby had a torn retina discovered during an eye exam -- total couch time and no reading for a time! It was hard for a news junky too. I hope John has an easier time "unplugging". :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Judy, mine was a detached retina -- fortunately repaired by surgery (the surgery looks like it's successful, although we won't know for a bit how successful). I can do some reading, but really it's couch time. :-( Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Deb|EastofEdenCooking said...

Oh John, get better soon! Sounds like you are in good hands, relax and enjoy Thanksgiving.

Tricia Buice said...

SO sorry John - I've heard about this problem from several friends. Glad they believe the surgery was successful. Such a scary event I'm sure. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving - and take it easy!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Deb, thanks! I AM getting better, although it will take some time. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Tricia, thanks! We're pretty familiar with eye problems -- Mrs KR had several retinal tears, although never a detached retina, thank goodness. Hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving!

mjskit said...

Hope KR's surgery was definitely succesful and he has a nice, relaxing and successful recovery. It's amazing what they can do nowadays. Happy Thanksgiving!

Merryn said...

I am sure it will go well but I wish you a speedy recovery x ��

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi MJ, thanks! So far, so good. Will be seeing the surgeon again tomorrow (and hoping, of course, for continued good news). Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Merryn, thanks! Can't really see anything clearly out of that eye, but then I'm not supposed to. :-) It takes a couple of weeks at least, often longer. So we'll see, but we're optomistic. :-)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

John, I hope you have a speedy recovery. Wishing you and Mrs Riffs all the best. Don't get too fond of your couch!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Jean, thanks! And no fear of me getting TOO fond of my couch -- it's actually work to do little or nothing! :-)

handmade by amalia said...

Good luck with the surgery! And a big hug.
Amalia
xo

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Amalia, thanks! :-)

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

Glad to hear surgery went well! Take care of yourself and as always looking forward to your next post. Happy Thanksgiving, John and Mrs. KR! :):)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Marcelle, thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Jamie said...

Be well, good luck with the surgery, and enjoy your rest!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Jamie, thanks! Things are looking pretty good so far, but will have a much better idea in two or three weeks (vision in eye is still blurry, but it's supposed to be).

Sippity Sup said...

Thinking good thoughts. GREG

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Greg, thanks!:-)

Emma - Bake Then Eat said...

I hope everything goes / has gone well. Here is to a speedy recovery, happy thanksgiving :)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Emma, thanks! So far things are looking pretty good, and my surgeon is pleased with my progress. Still can't really see out of the eye very well, but that's normal and expected-- it'll take some weeks.

Frank Fariello said...

Sorry to hear it, John. Hope everything turns out OK. In the meanwhile have a great Thanksgiving.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Frank, thanks! Things are good really good so far. Fingers crossed. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

A Dhar said...

Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving and BOUNCE back soon <3 Sending you lots of healing thoughts!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Ansh, thanks! I do seem to be getting better, thank goodness. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

honeywhatscooking said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Awww so sorry to hear that.. wishing you a speedy recovery!!!

All That I'm Eating said...

Oh I hope all is well, get well soon!

Katerina said...

Get well soon! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Nisha, thanks — things are definitely getting better. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Carolilne, thanks! Things are definitely looking up. So to speak. :-)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Katerina, thanks! After what we've been through, we're looking forward to Thanksgiving. :-)

Debra Eliotseats said...

Enjoy that down time and take care. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Debra, thanks. Now that concern over the eye is largely gone, a bit of downtime IS rather nice. My vision is getting better, although editing photos would still be a bit of a challenge -- I hope in a few days that's better! Happy Thanksgiving. :-)

Liz Berg said...

Oh, no! I'm glad you're healing---and a little recycling of posts is a perfect way to keep the blog going during your recovery. Hope you and Mrs. KR have a marvelous Thanksgiving!!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Liz, thanks! Things are looking better and better, thank goodness. :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

Evelyne CulturEatz said...

Take good care and recover well John. Oh I forgot about the Beaujolais nouveau! And Happy Thanksgiving!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Evelyne, thanks! Beaujolais nouveau is good stuff, isn't it? :-)

Jeff said...

So sorry to hear of your malady. All the best.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Jeff, thanks! Getting better, thank goodness, although there's still a way to go. Happy Thanksgiving!

HWC Magazine said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery John! Take Care and rest and don't even bother responding to this comment just take care of yourself!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Bobbi, thanks! My eye is getting better -- still have somewhat cloudy vision (which is totally normal), but I can see things again (just a bit blurry). Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Robyn said...

Hiya John. Glad to hear your surgery went well and your recovery is speeding along! Feel better - missing your delicious creations and fun banter!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Robyn, thanks! Things are definitely getting better -- hope to have a new recipe this week. :-)

Raymund said...

Good luck with the surgery, hoping for your speedy recovery

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Raymund, thanks! Things are looking up. :-)

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I hope you are recovering well!!!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Amy, thanks! Recovery is pretty good thus far. :-)

Liz (Good Things) said...

Dear John, best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Sorry I'm only just seeing this... not only have we been busy on renovations, we now have a new baby Groodle puppy x

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Liz, thanks! And no worries -- not yet 100%, but much better. Will have a new post tomorrow. :-)

Amira said...

John, I'm sorry to hear that and I do hope you'll recover soon. I hope you've had a great Thanksgiving and a great time with family and friends.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Amira, thanks! Things are much better. :-)

Food Gal said...

Oh no! I hope everything went OK, and you are recovering smoothly. How terrible to have to spend the holidays like that. Sending good thoughts your way.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Hi Carolyn, thanks so much! I'm vastly improved, thank goodness.