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Many of you will know that I was interviewed by a local radio station last week, talking about Raynauds awareness ---- all went extremely well!

Whilst I was at the radio station I mentioned that I do quite a lot of writing, not only for this website but for another as well! And I also mentioned that I love cooking. Now you might be wondering what on earth has that got to do with anything? Well! I suggested to the DJ that since there are no current topics on the radio for recipe's or meals, I thought it might be a good idea to create a slot where a recipe is given using local produce, ie from the markets. I could research the best buys from the local area and create a dish.

If this seems rather complicated, it really isn't since so much emphasis is being placed on healthy eating in the UK and British kids as a whole eat less vegatables than our European counterparts and results show that we are a nation of obese and overweight people. Much of this is due to fast food and we need to re educate some people that cooking can be fun, healthy and beneficial to our children.

We have a wonderful fresh fruit and veg market here, not the supermarket plastic wrapped pre weighed perfect apples. We have local produce in abundance, it's a farming community.

I could go on all day about this as it is my gripe at the moment and a subject I feel very strongly about.

I'd love to hear your views on this -- do you think that I'm being too political?

Anyway, the radio station think it's a great idea and I'm in the process of compiling my first show.

Being on the radio for Raynauds has opened a new door for me. I'm bored and this will be the break I'm looking for to get me out of this hole.

Best wishes to you all.

Barbs xxx

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Hi Barbs!

 

Wow! I think that is very exciting and fun! I think it is a great idea and should help keep you a bit busy with something that you enjoy. Let us know how it goes.

 

Warm wishes,

Heidi

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Congratulations Barbs! That sounds like a great idea for a show, I love going to local produce stands in the spring & summer, from the first Asparagus of the spring to the last Potato in the fall, we love those fresh veggies! I'm glad you found something to do that you're so passionate about and I really hope it goes well for you. You must have done a great job on the Raynaud's show for them to want to hire you!

 

Karen

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Go Barbs, Go Barbs, Go Barbs!!!!

 

That's fantastic! Now be sure to pace yourself and take care of you while you are in the process of this new adventure. :)

 

Hugs,

Lisa


Lisa Bulman

(Retired) ISN/SCTC List Coordinator

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Assistant Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Fundraiser

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Barbs,

You are really something unique! What a great idea and it sounds like so much fun! What more could one ask for. Good luck on your first show and I look forward to reading how it goes.

 

Big Hugs,


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Barbara,

That is wonderful! Go for it . I know that you will do a great job!!!!!!!! :D

Nan

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Hi Barbs,

 

Why am I not surprised? Well, I am, actually. Since you are on a feeding tube, I wouldn't have ever thought in a million years that you'd be hosting a radio cooking show. But its a tremendous idea, I'm sure you'll be terrific at it, and I am thrilled for you!

 

I suppose sometime or other, you might let it drop that you are our blogger...and that you were famous long before they came along, with your story in the Voices of Scleroderma book series.

 

You know, I just realized -- what's really cool about a radio cooking show, is that you don't actually have to cook anything! Now, that's my idea of the best job of all. :P


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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You see there's so much more than meets the eye!!!! It's absolutely true that I'm being slightly contradictory about this as you say, I'm on a feeding tube. At least I don't have to try all this food I'm imaginarily cooking on the radio or else I may end up too big to sit behind a mic! Fact is that I've always loved cooking and it's a bitter blow for me to have ended up on a feeding tube. I was a very robust lady who loved nothing better than culinary delights -- my husband is now eating for two by the way!

Of course I'll remember my humble beginnings but I hardly think I'll become anything other than a voice on a local radio station with about 3 listeners? And since so much of radio is about waffling on -- why not mention that I write for the ISN?

This is my opportunity to get out of the house for a few hours and do something constructive.

I hope I can turn it into a fun show and teach people that cooking need not be a chore ---- disasters can make the most interesting dish and the mess you can make in the kitchen can only reiterate that it's sometimes okay to be human and not superwoman.

Thanks for all you well wishes

Just call me ---The Phantom Goumet !

 

Ps.... Whilst I was writing this I burned the roast potatoes???

Barbs xxx

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Hi Barbs,

 

But you know how we are into relabeling around here...pain being an "interesting sensation" or a "more interesting sensation than usual", and being on oxygen a "great opportunity to breathe really fresh air" -- we are rather merciless when it comes to making the best of a bad situation, aren't we?

 

Thus, in ISN-speak, you did not burn the roast potatoes. You simply expanded your culinary horizons to include Campfire Potatoes (aka Burnt Potatoes). :blink:

 

You'll have an absolute blast with the program, I'm sure. Although I don't see how it would be possible for your program to stay on topic in the long run, and not evolve into a comedy show.


Warm Hugs,

 

Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

 

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

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Do any of you remember The galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr? Well! he was my hero -- now I'm showing my age.

I won't be running around the studio or slurping wine although that sounds like a great idea to me. Yes! I want to make it fun like the accident prone chef that I am. You should have seen my kitchen before, it was like an explosion in a science lab. flour everywhere on account of me missing the shelf and a nearly full opened bag of all purpose flour bursting as it hit the floor. I had a sneezing fit, the cat turned white and ran off, that was just the beginning.

My roast potatoes survived cremation although my kitchen was full of smoke and my peas boiled over and ran all over the place, I'm still picking them up! The pepper pot was twisted to the pour setting and I liberally seasoned the gravy only realising when I started sneezing again that I'd emptied the best part of the pot in the pan. My hubby drank 2 pints of water with his dinner whilst my daughter who has an asbestos mouth thought the gravy was ace! AND YOU THINK I WILL MAKE A GREAT SHOW ON THE RADIO! If I emulate on the radio the disastrous meal I made this evening I'll have the whole of Great Britain on fire alert. In fact we could be talking another great fire of London nationwide! I was only making Cornish pasty's!

The family renaged on the sweet and the dog was a very happy soul on account of the huge amount of leftovers this evening. The geese got their share too but I think their honk turned to a piercing screech as they tucked into the gravy -- The dog gave that dish a miss. I saw 8 geese drinking from an old bathtub we have for the animals 8 necks immersing and then stretching in synchronisation as they guzzled the water down.

Yes! This project on the radio is certainly going to an experience.

 

Stressed but surprisingly calm for now!

Love

Barbs xxz

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What a exciting offer for you, congrats. I think this is a wonderfull idea,I for one do not like to cook. If I could listen to someone, who could put me in the mood to cook, I would love it. Obviously you impressed them, I would love to be able to hear you. Good luck to you in your new endeaver.

 

Jackie S.

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Oh, I am just so proud of you and happy for you. And I just know you'll somehow talk about how deathly white your hands have become from the cold, but don't worry folks, it's just my Raynauds, they'll soon be purple and I'll have feeling back in them again. In the mean time I won't be using any knives for fear I'll chop the tips of my fingers off and not know it till I see the blood. Sorry to be so gory...Oh, you don't know what Raynauds is. Well, lets just put this pot on to simmer for a bit while I tell you about Raynauds.......

 

Barbs, you are a marvel. I wish you all the best and am so glad you saw the door of opportunity in front of you and you had the wherewithall to knock on it. You'll be a tremendous hit!

 

xoxo emmie

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You go girl! Focusing on living life is the best medicine for dealing with chronic illness. Mind over matter.

 

Being ill has been a great gift for me. My time is my time and it opened my creativity gates. Once those gates open nothing is impossible.

 

Wish you all the best Barbs! Have fun!!!

 

Judy


There are over 1,000 patient and caregiver stories on the main Sclero.org site.

Warm regards,

 

Judy Devlin

ISN Archive Committee Chair

International Scleroderma Network

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