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  1. L-Izzle

    Notes to Hannah: the Sorry-You’re-Hurty Edition —

    1) 🙁 very sorry to hear of your pain and woe. FEEL BETTER LITTLE HANNAH YOU ARE A SPARKLING CHERUB OF JOY IN MY LIFE!!!!
    2) pasta pasta pasta pastaaaaaaaa fills my life with joy!
    3) peanut butter cookies look awesome. did you use your white chocolate pb!!?? just trying to help you think of another use for it :p WHAT A FRIEND I AM!
    4) Thank you so so much for your phone call 🙂 made me happy like a little sore-legged clam. Yeah. Let’s all just attempt to visualise that for a moment. ……Nope.
    5) I had something else to say but now I’ve forgotten but I really wanted to make 5 points because 4 just felt lazy and half-assed.

    NAP TIM<MEE^EEE%%$#!$#~!!!!!!!! 🙂

  2. L-Izzle

    oh! i remembered!!! and even thought of something else!!

    6) yes, i’ve bought the grilled almond chocolate at the essential ingredient a few times, and saw it in david jones in woden a couple of weeks ago, too 🙂
    7) also in response to your last entry, i always thought diver dan was a complete asshole. totally self-satisfied, smarmy, rude asshole. but oh…the scruffy facial hair? it kinda made all that other stuff okay.

  3. L-Izzle

    OH!! and…

    8)… or possible 6.5) and yep, it was the dark version. but i’ve seen/eaten both 🙂

  4. whisperinggums

    Shock will lull you into a false sense of security every time! But, every day gets you further and further away from evil-surgery-day and that’s a good thing!

  5. Agnes

    That container of “eat like popcorn” stuff is confusing me. But… it’s…. NOT LIKE POPCORN AT ALL! It’s vegies! Wah!!

    Glad that your surgery went well – hope your recovery is quick and relatively pain free (now that you’ve discovered the painkillers!).

  6. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ack! I hope you feel better soon Hannah! Sometimes only a Panadeine Forte will do. I used to think that painkillers were not good for you-until I experienced a lot of pain and I couldn’t swallow them fast enough! Hope your toe is ok!

  7. Hannah

    L-Izzle: Thank you my darling – I’ve always wanted to be someone’s little cherub. Nope, these were made with normal pb. I think the white chocolate peanut butter + maple syrup would be faaaar too sweet for me. So, does that mean that Max is your homeboy, or does his lack of scruffy facial hair put him out of the running? And lastly… I’d so glad my phone call didn’t annoy you! I was scared of imposing on your relaxing time 🙂

    Whisperinggums: Always look on the bright side of life (de doo, de doo de doo de doo)!

    Agnes: I know! Ridiculous marketing ploys aimed at getting people to eat vegetables. And thank you. Sadly “painfree” is already not the case, as even panadeine forte isn’t quite doing the job, but hopefully today has been the worst of it?!

    Lorraine: Thank you. I’m exactly the same with painkillers – when it comes to things like headaches I’m pretty good at pushing through, but right now I’m counting down the minutes until I’m allowed to pop my next pills 😛

  8. Stacey@

    The PB cookies look and sounds amazing to me. 🙂

  9. Hannah

    Stacey: Don’t they just? My friends don’t know what they were missing 😀

  10. Vaala ◪

    A recipe for those no bake cookies by any chance? They sound perfect right about now while I’m trapped in an apartment with my boss for the week and desperately seeking comfort!

  11. Hannah

    Vaala: They’re laughably simple, you’ll probably think very little of me! I just mixed 1/2 cup of oats, 1/4 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and a heck of a lot of cinnamon (because I like cinnamon), then shaped spoonfuls into balls and popped them in the fridge! The maple syrup was pretty strong, so honey or agave might be good options too. And I think I used wholewheat flour.

    Hope this helps with the stuck-apartment-boss-week stress! Thinking of you!

  12. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Oh you poor thing. Get well soon Mr Toe and Ms Hannah too. I’m currently doing the Panadeine Forte chomping as well, and it’s always such a tightrope between having enough codeine to make the pain a distant memory, and having little enough to let your body umm… work properly. Hmmm.

    Your mum brings you PB&J sandwiches? Did this happen in childhood? Is this a Babysitters Club hangover? I’m confused!

  13. Hannah

    Conor: Thank you! Had another spontaneous trip to the doctor this morning, 24 hours after my last visit, because things weren’t going to plan. What’s causing you to need the codeine? I’ve been lucky enough not to have the… erm… “slowing down” side effect, but the throwing up wasn’t pleasant…

    And the PB&Js, funny you say that, because I never had nor wanted these in childhood. I’ve only come to my deep love of peanut butter in recent years (which, come to think of it, corresponds with the onset of my student exchange in America in 2007…)

  14. Vaala ◪

    Hannah, laughably simple should really be the only way…my stomach is crying out for them big time! Hmmm, will have to try and venture to the supermarket while I’m here…

  15. Johanna GGG

    so finally I spy some of your cooking – excellent – your peanut butter cookies look delicious – I tried a version of these once without oats and it wasn’t worth the fuss – I must try again with oats.

    I already feel like Matt Smith is just so right for Dr Who – I can barely remember DAvid Tennant – no I actually feel comforted when I see him but I do love the new doctor – still not so sure about Amelia Pond

    hope you have a speedy recovery in which you are fed lots of good food by your mum (and anyone else who cares to join in serving Hannah)

  16. Hannah

    Vaala: If you really want laughably simple, perhaps you could just stir some maple syrup into a peanut butter jar, grab a spoon, and go from there? 😉

    Johanna: I actually have an actual recipe post coming up, though nothing in your league 🙂 Thanks for the get-well wishes. I was certainly taken care of by my parents, and now have friends coming to visit at my house-sitting place, which is lovely. And David Tennant forgotten? Say it isn’t so! (I’ve only seen two of the Matt Smith ones so far.)

  17. Louise

    I propose that your post surgical champion status was more likely caused by long acting local anaesthetic that your well meaning doctor pumped into your toe. And take the pain killers, I always tell people we have a cupboard full of pain medicine, but no medals for bravery. Like Agnes, I haven’t got much that “eat like popcorn” stuff. And it’s not just the distractions caused by the designed-to-not-show-stains bedspread underneath! Please give the full story of where you found this, why you bought it (still so much curiosity?), and how it actually was.

  18. Hannah

    Louise: Your proposition sounds logical in theory, but I don’t think that was the case as the local didn’t even last the whole surgery. I felt most of the procedure and it was quite awful by the end (I usually need double doses, but only got one this time). I love your comment about the painkillers/medals!

    And the “popcorn” – to be perfectly honest I quite liked this, and the company makes all kind of similar snacks, though mostly fruit – including freeze-dried berries, persimmon, apricot, apple, mango, etc. But it’s nothing like popcorn! (I actually ate this during my 2007-8 US trip, but you can get them at any Whole Foods, and probably elsewhere too.)

  19. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Poor girl :[ I hope you’re doing better now (as I leave this horribly belated sympathy note).
    But those PB cookies looks MARVELOUS!

  20. Hannah

    Amber: The worst of the post-surgery pain is over, but now it’s a waiting game to see whether the initial problem is fixed. And these cookies have nothing on your wondrous concoctions!