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How long until Saturday?

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Take my job -- please. I don't know why I took Monday off (or ever take a day off, come to that) because as usual I ended up paying double for it. A large number of electronic payments arrived on Monday that I needed to deal with, which is fine. But my boss became fixated on one of them and nagged me about it, even though she's always told me that everything that arrives on a given day has equal priority. And just to frost the cake we had to be in on an hour-long conference call this morning. Call me crazy, but I'd rather DO the job than talk about it.

The produce box arrived last night (it was supposed to be this morning), and I am seriously excited. Two bunches of collards and some gorgeous black kale -- yummy! Also two types of carrots (rainbow and Nantes), oranges, avocadoes (which I've only recently developed a taste for), artichokes, celery heart, endives and fennel. I'm at a bit of a loss with the fennel because I seriously dislike licorice, so I'm wondering how to fix it so I'll enjoy it.

Lord, I can't wait for the weekend!
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KCZOVEK 4/2/2013 7:32PM

  Cut the fennel in half, brown both sides in olive oil and then add ~ 1/2 cup of white wine, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic and cook covered over low flame until done (about 1 hour). Don't forget to keep checking the fennel and adding liquid (wine or chicken stock) if it looks dry.

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BALLOUZOO 3/12/2013 9:41PM

    I totally agree about working not talking about work. My last two meetings were very unproductive!!

I am going to a class tomorrow (orgainzation & time management), here's hoping I will actually learn new skills!

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MRS_TOAD 3/10/2013 9:06AM

    Wish I lived closer so I could taste your creations! emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 3/9/2013 5:26PM

    Probably a bit late for the advice, but cutting the fennel in half and grilling it is delicious.

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WALLAHALLA 3/7/2013 11:48PM

    sounds delightful emoticon

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MONETRUBY 3/7/2013 8:24PM

    Only 1 more day to the weekend! It sounds like you could really use it. That produce sounds yummy! I'm seriously jealous of those boxes.

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HARMONYAGAIN 3/7/2013 5:21PM

    You could try a fennel soup


Warning fennel does act as digestive aid and laxative

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FRAN0426 3/7/2013 4:59PM

    Yes it seems the work load just adds up when your gone for a day. Just wondering what they will do when you take a vacation.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/7/2013 3:57PM

    Honestly, I use fennel in my stews . . . it really is not like the black licorice . . . not that intense a flavor!

I have roasted it with other winter veggies (like Kale!), carrots, parsnips, turnips and the like.

Give it a shot! Oh, I always add a little to my chicken soups too. Adds that "hmmm...what's that flavor" flavor to it.

HUGS

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CHEFSOPHIE 3/7/2013 9:54AM

    I wish I could find Nantes. I love them.

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MPARKER67 3/7/2013 9:46AM

    Can't wait to here how you use the fennel emoticon

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LIS193 3/7/2013 9:20AM

    Have fun making delicious meals with all those veggies!

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KITT52 3/7/2013 8:24AM

    veggies sound yummy....breathe.....relax this too shall pass

think positive thoughts

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NELLJONES 3/7/2013 7:53AM

    One day you'll be retired and can enjoy a produce box without the irritation at a boss overshadowing it.

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NASFKAB 3/7/2013 4:59AM

  looking forward to hearing what you will do with the box

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TWEETYKC00 3/7/2013 4:58AM

    hugs, I hope things look up and fast.

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NEW-CAZ 3/7/2013 3:07AM

    I hope today is better hun, enjoy your healthy produce! emoticon

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FITANDFIFTY2 3/7/2013 2:10AM

    I hope your work day is much better tomorrow!!Your box of veggies and fruit sounds heavenly!! Enjoy!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/7/2013 1:38AM

    What a box there! I know you probably have some great ideas there.

That sucks about work. Take a deep breathe. You do such a great job and are always on top of things.

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THINRONNA 3/7/2013 1:19AM

    Si sorry about your job situation and your boss. That just stinks! You are great at what you do and I am sure you will manage to move past this...I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. Sometimes ya gotta say."screw it" and just take time for yourself!

Your box sounds excellent! I look forward to reading about what you will do with it all!

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