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Eye Waters [May. 26th, 2009|12:25 pm]
Lanette
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My right eye has been watering now for 4 days. It's all sore, red and crusty and I'm kind of congested. Do I have a cold in my eye? Any ideas how to get it to calm down and stop hurting? I might just have allergies from being outside so much.

Also, Craig and I listened to Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik on audio and we love the dragon voices and can't wait to get the next set of CD's! Craig teases me and when hungry will say, "Lawrence? How about a nice cow?" *giggles* I'm easily entertained. If you haven't read the Temeraire series and you like dragons and perhaps a little European history on the side, get on it! Very good books.

One other thing, this weekend I had a taste of some Italian sausage, tomato, and White Truffle oil sauce that rocked my socks off. Any ideas for a healthy recipe using White Truffle oil and ideas where to get said oil for less than 1 arm + 1 leg?
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2009-05-26 07:48 pm (UTC)
You should make a doctor's appt about the eye. Immediately. You don't want an infection affecting your vision permanently. Also, if you have Pink Eye (which it could also be), you need to be in a mode not to give it to other people.

As for truffle oil, my friend who is allergic to garlic (it actually raises welts on his skin), says that substituting the truffle oil for garlic in many recipes improves the recipe (and, of course, doesn't hurt him). Man does love his garlic (he's eaten it before even knowing it could be that bad for him), so it might not be a bad idea to try subbing it. Also, with the oil you can reduce the butter content of some recipes (so, for example, steamed clams in butter and white wine uses less butter, but subs the truffle oil for garlic and then, of course, a tiny bit of white wine).

Sorry I haven't commented on your "books to read" post (a while ago). I've been heads down re-reading some series in prep for the latest release of their respective books. Nearly done with Sookie Stackhouse. Next: The Rachel Morrigan books. If I have any new ideas to offer when I finish visiting memory lane, I'll let you know.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-05-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
I looked for all suggested books at half price books, but there were none of the suggestions. I did find a nice Deborah Chester book called The Queen's Gambit. If you haven't tried her "The Sword, The Crown, and The Chalice" trilogy, it's awesome and all in paperback on cheap at Powell's and often half price books! Love her stuff so far.

Yes, you win for suggesting books I love. I'll cehck out the Rachel Morrigan books.
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[User Picture]From: pattinthehatt
2009-05-26 08:08 pm (UTC)
Seconding the get to the doc right away thing. I've had pink eye twice. It only gets more painful and more crusty and it's incredibly contagious. The fix for it isn't troublesome at all, and it will probably start to feel better as soon as you start on it. Your symptoms sound pretty much identical to what I remember.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-05-26 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ive had pinkeye before, which itched much more. Since I'm nasally congested too I was thinking allergies?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-05-26 09:08 pm (UTC)
If it isn't better tomorrow I'll go in. Can't today because I got in to work late due to my kitty needing to get her blood drawn. She was a riot, I had to chase her to get her into her crate. I've never seen an overweight 16 year old cat run so fast.
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[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2009-05-26 08:22 pm (UTC)
I've seen truffle oil at Trader Joe's occasionaly, and more expensively at Whole Foods or DeLaurenti's. Sadly, it's always going to be fairly expensive due to the fact that truffle production is quite limited.
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[User Picture]From: xantha
2009-05-26 09:02 pm (UTC)
this. also, the cheaper it is, the less likely it actually has truffle in it. The Trader Joe's one is supposed to be good (and inexpensive).

luckily you only need a tiny bit to get a lot of flavor, so it can last for a fairly long time. I seem to recall a review of truffle oils in America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated but I can't seem to find it right now.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-05-26 09:06 pm (UTC)
It is amazingly tasty. Is it horrible for you in terms of calories?
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-05-26 10:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-05-26 11:06 pm (UTC)
OMG must not buy all of the luxury cheeses. Yum. Now drooling.
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[User Picture]From: dkstwin
2009-05-26 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'm trapped in their chocolate world....Lord help me close the page....
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[User Picture]From: circumspectly
2009-05-27 01:52 am (UTC)
Oh. My. Lord.

*slobber*
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