Tuesday, 20 November 2012

hot stuff

One of the signs of Christmas and summer to me are cherries.  I love them and the season is all too short for my liking.

These were part of the delivery in my fruit and vegetable box this morning.  They were the same price as Colesworths, as I noted it yesterday when I was in there.  However, the chainstore cherries were about half the size of these, almost all seed probably.  They were also pale and anaemic in colour and these are deep red and large.  I have been very restrained and had only two or three as I unpacked the box.  There were also mangos in the box and I could have ordered peaches and nectarines separately.

I like chillies but with only one person here, I don't use many.  I find that if I leave them in a compartment of fridge door, they are usually quite usable, even if dried out.  This handful was $2 and will last me quite a while.  I may leave the green ones out to ripen a bit more and make some chilli jam. It goes well with cold meats and salads, even roast chicken and similar.

I don't have a recipe handy but there are lots on the internet.  Chillies, sugar, vinegar combined and cooked down.

Things are settling a bit with my son.  He's had some panic attacks and is now seeing a professional counsellor and psychologist.  That means I can  return to being  a mum and not needing to call on my counselling knowledge.  This is a much better arrangement for me and really for him too.  He needs to speak to someone who is disinterested.    DIL is being quite pleasant but resolute.  There are times I feel like a mother bear whose cub has been attacked.  I suppose that's natural, but it's not a feeling I want to have.  I am fond of her.

Son is happy with the psychologist and his GP and the interaction between them.  I'm pleased about this as it is likely to mean that he will persist in treatment.  He did not like the psychiatrist he used to see who refused to discuss different medications.  What he was giving my son was not suitable but he would not change it.  Son is now on an antidepressant and seems happy to take it.

Some years ago I was given a copy of the book by Matthew Johnson, I have a Black Dog. It is a look at depression and its effects.  Depression is shown as a friendly puppy which worms its way into the owner's life and takes over.  On a forum I frequent, one thread was about depression and the animation of this book was linked.  Have a look,  it's fairly short.  I sent the link to my son who knew of the book.  It was this video which finally convinced  him that he needed to seek help.Knitting?  Oh yes, since last entry here I've done precisely one row on a sock.  I have however been thinking about a few more projects.


5 comments:

Lynne said...

I am so glad things are settling down and that your son is in a good working relationship with his medical professionals. I will continue ot pray for him and his family.

Those cherries look delicious -- makes me want to rush out and get some but my local supermarket is not good with fruit and veg -- poor quality, not always as fresh as other places and usually way more expensive. And I have too much to do to drive into "town" for some cherries!

2paw said...

You are so right, proper cherries are just so juicy and luscious, I'll only buy local. I love the look of those chillis!!
Glad to read that your son is able to accept some great help and that you can be mum again.

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Gillian said...

How lovely your cherries look. I saw some in Sainsbury's,just round the corner and they were £15 per kilo. There were suggesting them as a treat for xmas. At that price, they probably came from Oz!
I hope all goes well with your son's therapies and you enjoy those cherries.
Cheers Gillian

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