Out of Commission

I spent the afternoon at the hospital yesterday due to a little mishap with a very sharp knife. My right index finger has a deep gash that is quite painful and sensitive – I’ll spare you the gory details. I think cooking and typing will be put on hold for a few days until my finger is feeling a little better.

Pam
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    Lynda — December 2, 2010 @ 3:09 am

    Hope you are better soon Pam; those knives can be wicked!

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    A Feast for the Eyes — December 2, 2010 @ 3:11 am

    Back in my mind, I've feared this could happen to me. I hope that you will heal fast, no infections and will be good as new as soon as possible. Nobody's going anywhere!

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    Stacey Snacks — December 2, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    Pam! Thank goodness you didn't cut off your finger! ouch!
    I've been there. Take care of yourself.
    Stace

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    Melissa — December 2, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    Oh no! :( So sorry!

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    Variety — December 2, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    Sorry to hear. Sadly, I can't relate – I don't have a knife sharp enough to cut a finger, let alone the food. Growing up my mom did get a set of Cutco knives and made a household rule that no one under age 12 could use them. Soon, every single one of us over age 12 had nearly sliced off a finger or two. She still warns every user to be careful, and they've only been sharpened 3-4

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    Ann — December 2, 2010 @ 3:28 am

    An occupational hazard! So sorry!

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    Shannon — December 2, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    Ouch!!! Get well soon.

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    Savour the Senses — December 2, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    Ouch! Sorry to hear, heal quick, feel better!

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    Mary — December 2, 2010 @ 3:49 am

    Take care, Pam. We'll all be here when you can come back online. Hugs and blessings…Mary

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    Nina Timm — December 2, 2010 @ 4:01 am

    I am so sorry to hear about yor little mishaps, it happens to the best of us. Hope my news will make you feel better..

    You are the winner of my book give away….Pls forward me your address so that I can mail the book to you!!
    myeasycooking@gmail.com

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    nestra — December 2, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    No fun, hope you heal quickly!

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    Cate — December 2, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    Hope it gets better soon – now you spend the time researching the next project!!!

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    stacief — December 2, 2010 @ 4:33 am

    Ouch! Hate when that happens! Hope your finger feels better soon!!

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    Karly — December 2, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    Eek! Hope you're feeling better soon!

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    Mike Golch — December 2, 2010 @ 5:17 am

    I thought that I was the only klutzy one. Hugs heal up soon.I am not even allow anywhere the the big sharp knives.

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    tamilyn — December 2, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    Oh no! Hope you are feeling better soon! And thanks for not sharing gory details ;-)

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    Anonymous — December 2, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    I was sorry when your Dad told me about your cut, Pam. Be sure and keep it clean and dry for several days to prevent any infections. Love, Mom

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    Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie — December 2, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    Pam – hope you're feeling better soon. Sending prayers and positive wishes your way.

    Clearly you are passionate about cooking and food. *smile*

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    the blissful baker — December 2, 2010 @ 6:19 am

    i'm sorry about your finger! i had a similar accident during the summer – i took off a large chunk of skin on my index finger with a potato peeler, and it wasn't pretty. hope your finger heals quickly!

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — December 2, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    Oh Pam I am so sorry. I did a similar thing some years ago. Nigel can not stand the sight of blood and kept threatening me that he was going to pass out while driving me to hospital LOL Diane

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    Kris — December 2, 2010 @ 7:24 am

    Oh no Pam!!! I am so sorry!! OUCH!! I did this to my left index finger on Christmas Eve a few years back by opening up a bag of shredded cheese with a sharp knife! Such a no no!! I learned my lesson! I hope you heal very quickly!!!

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    Brownieville Girl — December 2, 2010 @ 7:30 am

    Hope you are feeling better very soon :-}

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    Fallon — December 2, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    Wow that is scary! I hope everything is okay now and wish you for a speedy recovery. This will be hard to not do much in the kitchen when you love to cook. Maybe you'll have to get those kids busy in the kitchen ;)

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    Susan — December 2, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    Ouch! Sounds painful. Hope you heal quickly.

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    Sütüme Sarelleme Karışma!!! — December 2, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    OMG! sounds bad! sorry to hear, hope u heal quickly!!!

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    San Francisco buffet restaurants — December 2, 2010 @ 8:50 am

    Ouch! Sorry to hear. Hope you heal quickly.

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    Carmen Rosa — December 2, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    Pam, I am so sorry. Hope you heal quickly.
    Loves

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    Life is Reed-iculous! — December 2, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    I was slicing an apple on my mom's brand new mandolin one Christmas a few years ago. I was not using the safety precautions and perfectly sliced off the side of my thumb. yikes. I feel your pain! So Sorry and I hope for a quick recovery!

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    ♥peachkins♥ — December 2, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

    Get well soon Pam!

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    Crystal — December 2, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

    I can commiserate. About a year ago I chopped of the tip of my left index finger while chopping celery. Me and celery are not friends anymore. Hope you heal quickly!

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    Jenn — December 2, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    Oh OUCH! I've been there… I think ever cook has at one point! Hope the healing process is quick! Take care!

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    Cathy — December 2, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    Ouch. Sorry to read about your mishap, Pam. I hope your wound heals quickly. We'll miss you.

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    Eileen — December 2, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    ouch! I did the same thing just a few months ago, 7 stitches.

    I have a nice, bumpy scar that still aches sometimes….

    Heal quickly.

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    Anonymous — December 2, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    Ouch! I am so sorry to hear about your mishap. Take good care of yourself. We will be here when you get back. I will miss you.

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    Food Fanatic — December 2, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

    I'm sorry to hear this Pam! Hope you heal fast and easy.

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    PeggyR — December 2, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    Gosh I'm sorry to hear this! Would you believe I did the same thing to my left ring finger yesterday!!!! I didn't have to have stitches, but it is very painful!

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    Everyday Re-Creations — December 2, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    Bless your heart! That is my biggest fear when it comes to cooking…I know it'll happen one day… Hope you feel better soon!
    Kirby @
    EverydayRe-Creations.blogspot.com

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    June — December 2, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    Ouch! Hope you feel better soon.

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    Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods — December 2, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    YIKES… I hope it heals quickly and you are back soon!!!

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    Rhondi — December 2, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    I hope you feel better soon Pam!

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks — December 2, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    Oh my goodness. I hope your finger is better soon!

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    Ben — December 2, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Feel better!!

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    Keeley — December 2, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

    I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I've had two ER visits due to kitchen accidents, one cut that sounds similar to yours and another when I stepped on the blade to my food processor. Stitches both times. I hope you're not in too much pain and you have some time to relax.

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    StephenC — December 2, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    We all will eagerly await your healing and return to blogging.

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    Big Dude — December 2, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    Sorry to hear about the finger, but glad it will heal. I use a sharp knife to test the toughness of my skin every now and then.

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    Anonymous — December 2, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Ouch! That is terrible news! I'm so sorry, and hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon!

    Kim in MD

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    Kristi — December 2, 2010 @ 5:01 pm

    So sorry to hear you have injured yourself; hope it heals very quickly!

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    Joanne — December 2, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    Aah! So sorry babe! Hope it heals quickly!

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    JeffreyandJuli — December 2, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Ouch! So sorry about your mishap. One of the perils of having really good sharp knives, I guess. Take care, hope you're all fixed up and posting again soon!

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    Bugaboo — December 2, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, I'm glad it's still attached at least! Hope it gets better quickly!

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    Jennifurla — December 2, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    that just plain sucks, so sorry! Heal fast finger.

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    teresa — December 2, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    bummer! so sorry to hear that, take care of yourself!

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    rosanna — December 2, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

    Wow, take good care of your hands, they are worth millions!!!! We want them to keep on cooking!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Chey can cook! (and more) — December 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    Oh no! Get well soon, Pam!

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    Julie — December 3, 2010 @ 1:44 am

    So sorry! I've come so close a few times but have been lucky! hope you're better soon!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — December 3, 2010 @ 2:22 am

    So sorry you injured yourself! Hope your finger will heal quickly!

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    sequimteeth — December 3, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    Sorry about your OJI. Hope it did not require stitches. You have quite an inventory of recipes to try so a few days off won't hurt. Get well soon.

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    Melissa — December 3, 2010 @ 3:14 am

    Ouch!!! Hope it heals quickly…in the meantime, milk it for all its worth!!! :)

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    jane deere — December 3, 2010 @ 3:56 am

    Ouch! Hope it's better soon!

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    Jan — December 3, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    Now what did you want to do that for?!!…..Seriously, hope you're soon better x

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    grace — December 3, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

    well. bless your heart–that's a stinker. i'm just getting over–wait for it–a dog (german shepherd, to be more specific) bite on my wrist. i hated not being able to type properly! come back to us soon!

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    Amy — December 3, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    Sorry to hear about your accident! I just stumbled onto this blog and I am loving it! Hope you don't mind I posted a link to it on my meal planning blog. I hope my readers use it! So many healthy and family friendly recipes to choose from!

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    Victor — December 3, 2010 @ 4:14 pm

    Oh no! Get well soon.

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    Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) — December 3, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

    Pam, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been injured! I guess this is a good opportunity to be cooked FOR, for a little while at least! :) Sending my best wishes to you for fast healing!

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    Stacy and Brian — December 3, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    I hope your finger heals quickly! Lots of holiday cooking ahead!
    Cheers! Stacy and Brian

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    Sandra & Brent — December 3, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I'm embarrassed that it took me until you almost chopped your finger off to leave you a comment! I LOVE your food blog . . . it's a favorite of mine and a couple of my daughters-in-law. So sorry about your poor beleaguered finger and hope that you heal in time for your Christmas cooking! Sandra

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    The Blonde Duck — December 3, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    Feel better!

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    Bridgett — December 3, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

    Ph my goodness, how awful that must be! I know that can be so painful, so my heart goes out to you. Take care!

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    neela — December 3, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    I hope your finger heals soon!!! I hope you get someone else to cook delicious food for you while you heal!

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    Beth — December 3, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

    Poor you! I hope you're feeling better soon. I'll look forward to checking your blog when you're cooking and typing again.

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    kbro — December 4, 2010 @ 4:06 am

    I feel your pain. After an attempt to use a stick blender instead of a spoon in a small wood bowl to crush garlic for Caesar (sp?) dressing I ended up with a plastic surgeon in the emergency room. Very long story short my left index finger is almost 1/2" shorter than my other one. They saved my nail though, for which I am grateful. Cooking can be dangerous.

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    Kerstin — December 4, 2010 @ 5:21 am

    Oh no, I hope it feels better soon!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — December 4, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

    oh no, feel better soon!!

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    Julie — December 4, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    Oh goodness, I hope you're better soon :)

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    Suzee — December 4, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Feel better soon chicka. And rest up :)

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    mARTy — December 4, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

    sorry to hear that, get well soon

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    Ingrid — December 5, 2010 @ 1:41 am

    Sorry to hear that Pam! Hope you to see ya back in action soon!
    ~ingrid

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    cards and letters — December 5, 2010 @ 3:28 am

    Take good care. I enjoy your beautiful blog. (and I bet your knives are very sharp–ouch!)

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    Sour Patch Yoon — December 5, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    hope all is well. i miss your recipes and am wishing a speedy recovery for you!

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    Conor @ Hold the Beef — December 5, 2010 @ 1:44 pm

    Yeesh Pam, wishing you a speedy recovery!

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    Culinary Cory — December 5, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    Ouch! I hope you get better soon.

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    Sophie — December 5, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

    I hope younwill be feeling better real soon!!

    It can happen to all of us who cook a lot!

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    Amanda Kaake — December 5, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    Oh that does not sound fun at all. Hoping you heal very quickly. Hugs

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