Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)

I have been asked about an “icecream” for dysphagia. I found (via trial and error) that I could not tolerate cheaper icecream. It made me cough and aspirate quite badly. The dearer the icecream the better it went down … funny that, bit like Champagne (sparkling wine for you Australian’s) and perfume.  Ingredients 2 largeContinue reading “Banana Icecream (1 ingredient)”

Eating Rites.

At a time when I should have been eating I wasn’t. I had dropped to my lowest weight just above 50kgs. It was following head and neck cancer surgery, removal of a tumour, both tonsils, 1/3rd of my tongue, 30 lymph nodes, 30 rounds of radiotherapy and 6 weeks of chemotherapy. Eating was the lastContinue reading “Eating Rites.”

Avgolemono – Greek Chicken Soup with Rice – Soup Hug.

There is something womb like about hot ladled chicken broth and when you add free range eggs, lemon juice and rice it wraps you in its arms with the gentlest of hugs. Here’s how to get your soup to hug you.

That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami

When I was recuperating after surgery and before radiotherapy and chemotherapy all I wanted was three things: a cup of tea, a lamb burger with beetroot relish and pizza. I made these pizzas before my HNC prognosis so I have modified them a little to suit eating difficulties you might have now. Please note thatContinue reading “That’s Amore – Pizza with zucchini & sopressa salami”

When size does matter.

This morning my world was made right again by the discovery of a the smallest jar in the supermarket. A solitary jar of Peck’s Paste. I squirrelled that jar away and at a total cost of $1.99 & thought I’d done well for my personal distancing, my budget and my weekly meal preparation.

So when I bragged on social media about my purchase I was surprised to find far flung feedback about Peck’s Anchovette paste – some other die hard fans, some others not so sure and yet again others in New Zealand who had never heard of it but definitely wanted in. This prompted me to do a quick product research and what I found was horrifying.

Golden Turmeric Latte

Activated Turmeric  for use in Golden Turmeric Latte Ingredients: 1/2 cup filtered water (not tap) 1/4 cup organic turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat on medium-high, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a thick paste (about 5 minutes). Carefully transfer to a resealable glass containerContinue reading “Golden Turmeric Latte”

I am ready to break up, we will just do a biopsy to make sure.

I had my fingers stuck in my ears, la la la laaaaa, no I don’t want to hear what you do in a biopsy to ascertain whether or not you got all the cancer in my throat and tonsils. You have prefaced this description by saying it is barbaric. Enough said. May 2019 and IContinue reading “I am ready to break up, we will just do a biopsy to make sure.”