Monday, August 20, 2018

Medical, The Roma, Cooking,

In case you missed it in the comments the other day, I goofed about the date of my visit to the Vascular Lab. It wasn't today it was next Monday, the 27th.

My dose of Cannabis increased on Saturday by 50%. Still doesn't seem to be much effect though. One thing I haven't figured out is how I tell when it's almost time to reorder. I can't see into the bottle or anything. Mind you, if nothing is happening by then I won't be re-ordering anyway.

Saturday night I watched a programme about the Roma or Gypsies as they are frequently called, describing what happened to them during the Second World War. After so many years, this is the first I have ever heard of their persecution which was as bad or in some cases worse than that suffered by the Jewish people. What a horrifying story.  The Holocaust involving the Jewish people was bad enough but thousands of Roma went through the same experience. What makes people do this kind of thing and why don't we learn. I recently saw documentaries about that part of the world which, to me, is Yugoslavia, and all the dreadful things which happened there during their wars. Genocide seems to be a popular measure by many people in power.  Many of us hear the news and think "how awful" and then basically forget about it. Man's inhumanity to man.

Saturday supper I made Korean Beef Bulgogi and for some reason I didn't enjoy it one bit. It seemed dry to me, no idea why, made it quite a few times and enjoyed it. So Sunday I made Fried Cabbage with Egg Noodles and chopped up the leftover steak, adding it to the pan, made a big difference and I quite enjoyed it. However, I think the Korean recipe is not something I will be making again.

Here is another egg dish which would fit both the breakfast and supper category again, sounded simple and quite tasty to me. Himself doesn't like sweet potato but I do.

Spinach and Egg Sweet Potato Toast

Skip the gluten and get some vitamin C with this healthy sweet potato toast recipe. Topped with
spinach, egg and a dash of hot sauce, it's a delicious alternative to eggs Benedict.

1 large slice sweet potato ( ¼ inch thick)
? cup cooked spinach
1 large egg, fried or poached
½ tsp sliced fresh chives
½ tsp hot sauce

1. Toast sweet potato in a toaster or toaster oven until just cooked through and starting to brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Top with spinach, egg, chives and hot sauce

Servings: 1

Author: Breana Killeen
Source: : EatingWell

Have a great day


  1. When I went to Dachau I was told that the camp was built to house the Romas and gays. If you can call it 'house'. Watched 'Darkest Hour' last night and didn't realize so many in office wanted England to basically capitulate to Hitler. Of course, our government here was happy to let him do whatever he wanted, too. Guess the world has always been screwed up.

    1. I had never heard of that part of history, but never been to Dachau. I knew Baldwin wanted to capitulate, but didn't realise how many were on his side either. Trouble was the British royals were related to many Germans and had a good relationship with them, they seemed unable to separate Hitler from the rest. It took a lot for your government to enter the war.

    2. The bombing of Pearl Harbor? Maybe that wouldn't have happened had we acted sooner. There is a book about the American ambassador to Germany in the 30's that is excellent called 'In the Garden of Beasts'. I recommend it.

    3. Will have to look out for it - wonder if the library has it. Thanks.

  2. Hi Jo - hope the cannabis thing works ... I think you've got to give it a fair try ... these things take time to settle. Love the idea of the variation on eggs benedict ... cheers Hilary

    1. Yes you are right Hilary, I am increasing the dose every week and eventually will find the right amount for me. Doc told me 3 mL worked for most people. Had an idea you would like this recipe.

  3. We grew upon cabbage and noodles-Homemade goodness.

    1. Yes, I guess you would have done so Ivy. Coming from your grandmother I assume.

    2. Oh yeah. She made them always. But both sides used cabbage a lot.

    3. Europeans tend to, especially the Germanic ones which also covers England of course, Ivy.