Compounding in the Kitchen

Monday, June 6th, 2016
As much as I love cooking, I also love going out to eat.
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Sometimes, you simply need to do what feels best.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
In the pharmacy setting, it’s hard to not get caught up in seeking perfection.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2016
No one is born a cook or a baker—not even the world's best chefs.
Monday, October 12th, 2015
You don't have to be an artist or ad man to come up with an idea, paint a picture, and capture someone's attention.
Monday, August 10th, 2015
Lately, I have been struggling to find time for the things I enjoy.
Monday, June 15th, 2015
I blinked my eyes in March and now it's mid-June.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
A great way to observe National Kidney Month is by encouraging patients to get tested to determine whether they are at risk for kidney disease.
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
n attempting to live up to my other New Year's resolution to embrace new cultures and customs, I decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year for the first time.
Monday, January 26th, 2015
Starting the New Year can be both exciting and depressing. It's easy to feel like a failure on January 2 after falling short on a resolution you had set for yourself just 24 hours prior.
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
With patients delivering homemade sweets to your pharmacy counter, how can you ensure that the turkey is the only one stuffed during the holiday season?
Monday, November 17th, 2014
Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was a holiday that gave families the opportunity to spend time together.
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
While food allergies can spark fearful thoughts and concerns, they can be quite manageable with awareness and modifications.
Monday, September 8th, 2014
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Monday, June 30th, 2014
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
A return visit to New York City brings on memories of the city's energy and a desire to make cheesecake.
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
What insights does Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg offer for women in pharmacy?
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
To make your next flight a breeze, bring your own healthy snacks and get out of the airport to sample the local fare whenever possible.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
When the weather outside is relentlessly cold, it's time to get cooking.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Look forward to the new year by resolving to take new personal and professional leaps.
Monday, November 25th, 2013
November, or Movember, has become a month in which normally clean-shaven men grow mustaches to help raise awareness about men's health and the need to get screened for conditions such as prostate and testicular cancer.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Those concerned about different types of cancer should band together to support research into prevention, detection, and cure-and to counter the exorbitant expense of treatment.
Thursday, September 12th, 2013
This fall brings the final season of the series "Breaking Bad," and a recipe for a mouth-watering-and perfectly legal-form of crystal.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Summer is the perfect season for enjoying the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables-and for canning some of them for the rest of the year, though some basic safety measures must be employed.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Spring is the time for fresh fruit, BBQ on the charcoal grill, and, most of all, Boston cream pie.
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Local pharmacy associations can be a great way to become more engaged with your fellow pharmacists, both professionally and socially.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Autumn is the perfect time to share recipes and food with patients and coworkers alike.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Peach strudel seems to be the perfect way to enjoy a few last bites of summer sweetness as fall approaches.
Friday, July 13th, 2012
A list of pointers for pharmacy customers on how to turn their pharmacist into a valuable resource.
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
When temperatures rise, and your sweet tooth craves something cold, homemade sorbet is the perfect treat.
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
The Dutch capital combines the frenetic activity of a city with the laid-back feel of a small town.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
A return trip to London reveals subtle differences between American and British culture.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
The first installment of a trip to Europe opens up a culinary wonderland.
Monday, February 13th, 2012
Girl Scout cookie season brings the ideals of service and friendship to the forefront.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
No matter if you celebrate or actively ignore the turn of a year, New Year's is a special cooking opportunity.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
After a long day at work and a cold commute home, nothing beats a simple, warm meal.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
With the holidays approaching, what better time to use those compounding skills to mix up a batch of delicious cookies?
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
It's always difficult when a loved one passes away. Recipes can serve as a reminder of the relationship that was shared and help the memory live on.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
The same skills that pharmacists use to measure, grind, and pour chemicals for the benefit of patients can be used to dazzle in the kitchen.
Jill Drury, Pharmacist and Cook
Blog Info
In this blog, Jill Drury, a clinical pharmacy specialist based in Chicago, Illinois, will talk about her passions—pharmacy and cooking, and how she has managed to blend the two. She will provide insights on compounding, along with recipes for healthy dishes, and will relate stories from her experiences.
Author Bio
By day, Jill Drury works as a clinical pharmacy specialist in Chicago during the week and as a clinical staff pharmacist at a retail pharmacy on the weekends. By night, she is a cook, mixing up recipes and sharing the results with her coworkers. Whether she's in the laboratory or the kitchen, Drury spends the bulk of her time measuring, grinding, and pouring to create a better finished product.

Drury earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in 2007. She has done numerous presentations and consults for several pharmaceutical companies. She has won top honors at the Wisconsin State Fair for her jam, and has a Facebook page ( dedicated to baking.

Drury has found that the skills she utilizes behind the pharmacy counter can be applied to the stove top, and that both require a generous helping of patience and precision. Stay tuned to learn more!

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