Monday, March 21, 2011

Baked egg blue cheese, 5-spice chocolate cake and 7 weird hangover cures

Baked egg, spinach, blue cheese and onion with sourdough bread

Today's Food Diary
Breakfast: Muesli
Lunch: Pasta with red curry blackbeans (made with tomato paste instead of coconut milk)
Dinner: Baked egg, spinach, blue cheese and onion with sourdough bread, muesli
Baking/sweets: Sourdough bread

I made the baked egg dish for dinner by mixing all ingredients and baking in a ramekin for about 25 minutes. It was easy to prepare, required little attention during cooking and delicious to eat.

Today's Favourite Photo
Flourless Chinese 5-Spice Chocolate Cake 

Today’s Favourite Blog
Care 2 has an interesting post on 7 weird hangover cures from around the world. Namibia’s contribution is buffalo milk. Its not milk from a buffalo but a cocktail that has ice cream, dark rum, cream liqueur, spiced rum, and whole cream.

Tripe soup is Turkey’s contribution. I don’t think alcohol features prominently in Turkey so they probably have less experience developing anti-hangover cures. Nevertheless they do deserve praise for effort.

The Ancient Romans feasted on deep fried canaries. Canary is a small bird. I just hope this is not the most successful hangover cure since finding deep fried canaries the morning after could be a challenge.

New York’s contribution is egg benedict while the Canadians will offer you poutine. These are fries with cheese curds and gravy.

Bloody mary and banana milkshake also feature on the top 7.

From the list I have only tried bloody mary and it works. A few will get you tipsy, a few more will get you drunk and there are certainly no hangovers when you are tipsy or drunk.

Personally I find drinking lots of water throughout the drinking session and before going to bed helps a lot. A friend suggested drinking a litre of milk before going to bed. I have never tried this. And when you are greeted with a hangover, get out of bed and go for a walk or do something. This is easier said than done sometimes.

There are people who advocate drinking in moderation as a cure for hangover. I don’t think it works, drinking less is not a cure for hangover, its prevention. And I think if I had a hangover and someone gave me this advise it will probably make my headache worse.

Finally another tried and tested remedy that comes from Russia. 50-100ml of vodka, at least. Vodka not only cures hangovers, it cures everything else.


  1. Wow! Did you make that sourdough bread? That's really impressive!

  2. That buffalo's milk sounds like an awesome drink, hangover or not! Great post!

  3. The bread does look wonderful as does the cake. I hope you have a good weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. Flourless Chinese 5-Spice Chocolate Cake looks so yummy...

  5. Your chinese 5 spice cake looks pretty special to me. Interesting flavours!

  6. Mmmm, that sandwich with the ooozy cheese got my undying attention! Your hangover cures made me chuckle!

  7. Katie: thank you for visiting. Yes I did make it and hopefully sometime in the near future I will post the recipe
    yummychunklet: totally agree
    Mary: thank you
    Sofie: agree, really really yummy!
    Domestic Goddess Wannabe: thanks for visiting. Yes it is special, and unique
    Nazarina: thank you, I enjoying writing it:)

  8. Baked egg, spinach, blue cheese and onion with sourdough bread that would be really good for my breakfast! Sounds so yummy