Food Diary (September 25, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with plums, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Sautéed chicken gizzard, liver and potatoes
Dinner: Cheese on toast, pickled carrot and apple salad
In my mail box (physical not cyber) I received a package kindly sent by Sonia from Nasi Lemak Lover. I was selected in a giveaway (and I presume Sonia thinks I have one of the best blogs ever – just kidding, I wish). The package contained "nonya flavours: a complete guide to Penang Straits Chinese Cuisine", flavours magazine and a wooden angku mould for making fancy looking sweets.
This is the only recipe book that I own, that makes it very special. I have tried some Nonya foods though I am not too familiar with it. Now I have no excuse to not make it at home. Nonya cuisine is acknowledged as one of the earliest examples of fusion food, combining Chinese and Malay cooking, as well as influences from other cuisines such as Thai.
Thank you so much Sonia for your kindness and generosity.
Today's Favourite Photo
Source: A Hamburger Today
Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Huffington Post
A very eye opening article. The author visited someone in a hospital just before lunch time. The persons lunch arrived it is contained mac-and-cheese, green beans, beef-and-barley soup, corn muffin, orange gelatin dessert, coffee, and Budweiser beer. That’s right, beer. And as you probably guessed already, this happened in the US.
The patient said "I didn't ask for it. The doctor ordered it." And he gets Budweiser for breakfast also. What a great hospital, what a great doctor.
The author of the article called the hospital to check if they really give out beers. The response was yes. Doctors sometimes order beers for patients who are going through withdrawal.
The Massachusetts law prohibits giving or delivering alcoholic beverages to hospital patients "except under the direction of a physician."
I have never heard of hospitals giving out beers, or doctors prescribing it. This may give incentives for certain persons to find ways of becoming patients. You get a comfortable bed, clean showers, beautiful nurses to get acquainted with, nice meals and beers. I have heard of people committing crimes just to enter prison because in some prisons conditions are far better than perhaps what the ‘crime committer’ was used to. I have heard for example that living conditions in UK prisons is comparable to a 3-star hotel.
Back to Budweiser’s being offered in hospitals. Some may argue that Budweiser is more water than beer. Whatever the case may be, it is still officially considered beer.
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