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.

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  1. Good luck with your surgery!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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

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    1. Hi Angie, thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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  4. Hoping you heal quickly and can enjoy the holidays!

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

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  5. 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!)

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

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

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    1. Hi Anonymous, thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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

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

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  8. I hope KR is recovering quickly! Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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    1. 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. :-)

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

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    1. Hi Kelsie, thaks! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. 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!

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    1. 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.

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

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

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  17. 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!

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    1. 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!

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  18. 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!

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

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

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    1. 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. :-)

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

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

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  21. Good luck with the surgery! And a big hug.
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  22. 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! :):)

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    1. Hi Marcelle, thanks! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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    1. 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).

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

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    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  29. Get well soon! Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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    1. 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. :-)

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  31. 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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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!

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

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

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  36. Good luck with the surgery, hoping for your speedy recovery

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

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

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  38. 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

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

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  39. 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.

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

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  40. 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.

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

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