Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Migraines, Vampires, and a Recipe


I've been wanting to follow-up on a couple things for a while now, but there always seems to be something else fighting it's way out of my head!

First: Migraine treatment follow-up
I posted a little while ago about a suggestion made by a neurologist that I try a combination of vitamins (and occasional Aleve) to try to keep my headaches under control. I can say unequivocally that this has been a great success for me. My daily headaches are all but gone, and I haven't had a single migraine. On 3 occasions I have gotten what I'll call “weird” headaches — not quite migraines, but feeling pretty intense. All 3 times I took Butterburr and was fine within an hour! If you decide to try this, please let me know how it works for you.

Second: the Twilight series
At the time that I wrote, I was reading book 1 of 4. I have now read all 4 and, obviously, I loved it. My favorite book was the first, followed by the 3rd. I may have caught some flak in the comments (I believe a certain friend called me a “moron” — sound familiar, Dana?!) but I'm ok with that. The books aren't great literature, but the writing is decent and the characters are really, truly likable. And sometimes that's enough.

Lastly: the promised recipe
Yet another sign of Spring is that we fired up the grill the other night. I'm not a red-meat eater, and I really don't care for chicken. However, this simple rub was soo good that I ate every last bite. Together with some griilled onions and asparagus, and a French white burgundy… yum!

Barbeque Rub (from Real Simple, June 2008)
3 T paprika
1T brown sugar
1T dried oregano
1T ground coffee
1.5 t salt
.5 t pepper

We used boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, but I think this would be great on shrimp, too. Coat with a little olive oil, cover with the rub, and grill!


Anonymous said...

I tend to consider that food is one of the best way to understand each other culture... But I am French and I have a strong relation with food :-)

maybe we could swap recipes?

French one against American...

What do you think about that idea?

Strongrrl said...

Dana: I stand corrected, sir! ;-)

louc1: Bring it on! We don't eat meat though (only chicken and fish) so your French repertoire may be a little bit challenged there! ;-) How could we do this? You send me a recipe and I send you one? We could each post them to our blogs and then ask our readers to make them (although I can barely get them to comment much less cook –– les paresseux! ;-)