Monday, February 19, 2018

Saturday Bulimia, Snow, Family Day, Men's Figure Skating,

I have decided I a have Saturday night Bulimia!! Yes I was sick again - just sick this time, but it has left me with devastating muscle aches in my gut. I am feeling very sorry for myself today. I have no idea what is causing this but I am not a happy camper. I am not eating or drinking anything that I haven't eaten or drunk for years. I don't know why anything would suddenly decide to upset me. Maybe I will switch to bread and water on Saturdays! O course I am not doing this on purpose and bearing in mind how I feel right now, I don't know how anyone could.

It was supposed to snow last night and bearing in mind our exercise instructor has gone snow boarding, I hope it does so for his sake. However, we haven't seen a flake so far.

Tomorrow, being Family Day in Ontario, there is no bowling nor exercise class. Just as well, right now I don't think I could do either.

I finally caught some skating, men's singles. I didn't see the short programmes but did see most of the free skates. Nathan Chen from the States skated a wonderful programme, but unfortunately he had
screwed up so badly in the short programme that he didn't make it to the podium. The Japanese who won, Yuzuru Hanyu was trained by Brian Orser in Canada as was the Spaniard who got the bronze. Seems a bit screwed for a Canadian to train the skaters who beat our own contestants!! Brian Orser seems to be one of the few older skaters who hasn't gone bald. Not sure why but lots of them are now. Our Patrick Chen did a good programme  but didn't make it to  the podium. One guy I was particularly impressed with was the young man who skated for Israel, Alexei Bychenko. He was originally from the Ukraine but Israel invited him to skate for them and he accepted. He skated an excellent programme.

For supper Sunday night we had packet Chicken Noodle Soup!! We have some Sweet and Sour Pork left from Saturday night, but.....I decided to be sensible and go with fairly bland. Talking of the Sweet and Sour Pork, this is  the second  time I have made it. One starts off by flouring the pork in cornstarch and cooking until crispy, seems pointless because you then add a sauce which makes the pork go un-crispy so I don't think I will bother again. It does say optional so I will take the easier option.

This is a pretty simple little recipe and would be good for someone with my present internal troubles. In the picture that broccoli looks somewhat overcooked to me.

Oven Poached Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Broccoli

5 Ingredient Oven Poached Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Broccoli makes for the perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner. Ready in 30 minutes with minimal clean up. Gluten Free, Dairy Free and
can be made Paleo.

3 cups cut up broccoli florets
2 cups cherry tomatoes
1 lb salmon fillet cut into 4 4 ounce pieces
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs gluten free tamari omit for Paleo version (or replace with Coconut aminos or Paleo Fish Sauce)
salt/pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Cut 4 long pieces of aluminum foil and lay flat on the counter.

3. Add equal amount of broccoli and cherry tomatoes to each piece of aluminum foil.

4. Add salt/pepper to taste and drizzle with olive oil and tamari (optional).

5. Place salmon piece on top of each broccoli cherry parcel.

6. Add salt/pepper to taste. Seal the aluminum foil parcels.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.

Servings: 4

Source: Avocado Pesto

Have a great day


  1. I think it is time to see a doctor and get a diagnosis. Seriously.

  2. Oh Jo that sounds horrible. I agree with Denise about going to the doctor. A stomach upset shouldn’t recur like that.

    1. It was horrible Helen. Yes, I will go see the doc.

  3. First thing my husband would ask - have you made a doctor's appointment?

    Our skater got screwed. Five quads means nothing? The Japanese guy was supposed to win which is why he did win. Ice skating is so fixed.

    1. I will, I will Diane.

      Do you really believe that? Nathan Chen made a total mess of his short programme, he made a mess in the team competitions too, he was given the highest marks after his free skate, but being 17th already, it wasn't enough.Seemed fair enough to me.

  4. Sorry for you illness. I won't repeat the doctor thing, but...
    I agree that ice skating still has a long way to go to reach fairness, but it is getting closer. I'm just impressed with so many talented folks. And the women on those snowboards, Wow! AMAZING!

    1. LOL Yolanda.

      Their abilities are impressive all round.

  5. Hope all is well with your stomach! I haven't watched any of the Olympics. The one time I turned it on, there was a hockey game, which I wasn't interested in.

    1. Not quite, but getting there thanks JoJo. No I'm not interested in hockey. However, we have at least 2 channels showing different events.

  6. I hope you go to see the Dr. This will rule out anything serious and then you can concentrate on gett8ng better. I have had a cold relapse on me and the stomach issue was one that had happened to fun at all. Hope you will slowly feel better..and see the Dr.

    1. Will try and go in a couple of days but a bit tied up at the beginning of the week Birgit. Fracture Clinic tomorrow.

  7. I hope you're feeling better now Jo