Some folks think the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink – this further indulgence is sometimes referred to as “the hair of the dog that bit you.”
Richard, my uber-health-conscious husband, is quite concerned by that rational – indeed, concerned by behavior that would give one a bad hangover in the first place.
But I’m just sayin’….I’ve heard rumors that certain cultures have certain dishes that help ease the pain of an over-indulgent evening. The day after Super Bowl, for example, a reader living in New Mexico provided me a Southwest cure, a Cheesy Egg Scramble, for a hangover.
One year, Richard and I feasted on Chicken Souse while traveling in the Bahamas. The chef informed us this dish was the perfect cure for hangovers, and her patrons agree.
It must be the hot peppers that burn out the devil! Whenever handling hot peppers, make sure you wear plastic gloves. The seeds are napalm, and I’ve had many burns resulting from careless handling of hot peppers.
This is traditionally served with Johnny Cakes and grits. My mother used to make Johnny Cakes, as well. The ones we sampled in the Bahamas are very similar to her recipe, which includes a flour, cornmeal and sugar batter fried in shortening or bacon grease.
We may be jipped out of a white Christmas in Michigan this year, but the promise of the family rejoined and traditions re-lit has me craving pickled herring. In past years I’ve been lucky enough to receive it––scratch-made––from my Polish neighbor, Krystyna, the week before our family celebrates Christmas and the New Year. This year she’s left … Full recipe post »
To all of you food lovers and gardeners out there who enjoy a pretty plate and yard, this is one of the best tips I’ve ever received: Plant nasturtium seeds. A green thumb, patience, full sun or even a yard is not a requisite for having edible, lovely garnishes from early summer into fall. I … Full recipe post »
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