tutsiwarrior

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  1. better than Europe??? tutsi is in a local supermarket in the 16th arrondissment and is admiring the peaches onna June afternoon...then he purchases a kilo and then back at the holiday flat admires them further....and then he consumes while gazing over the rooftops of Paris and no words in any language can describe what followed... we ain't got none of them Royal Project markets in Suphanburi...the travails of nakhon nowhere...
  2. peaches??? fresh peaches in Thailand??? oooh man, and nice scenery to boot... re: the spices ye gotta remember that any packaged spice will become stale after about 6 months or so so always best to check the date...I've got unopened bags of stuff that I brought from saudi 8 mos ago that I haven't used yet and the flavor is now probably finished, green cardamon pods and etc...whole spices like coriander, cumin and etc ye can still grind and extract a bit, cardamon pods not...
  3. this is why I switched to bottled naam manao...the natural tartness is evidence of low sugar if any at all...and it's used as a cooking ingredient... the local orange juice tastes like shit and I refuse to believe that it has no added sugar...
  4. I gots to watch the sugar in the packaged mixers cause of the diabetes...lawd knows I ain't doin' my liver no favors...
  5. Gilbeys rules!...remember 7 - 8 years ago when there was hardly any vodka/gin available except fer the imported stuff and who can afford that rubbish?...I would even stoop to Sang Som and pay the price after...sorta like livin' in the tropics before the invention of air conditioning...
  6. my comment has more to do with my personal observations which were obtained from watching how my BG reacts to certain foods...I find that I can eat noodles for breakfast without much of a spike, for example...doing yer own testing with a BG meter after meals provides guidance in these matters that one would not have otherwise, hence better BG control...this is particularly important after a first diagnosis... it is true that my own case involved ketoacidosis whitch is severe and potentially lethal...but whatever the severity, the diabetes ain't gonna go away...better to get a handle on it sooner than later...
  7. the OP mentioned that he was recently diagnosed with type II diabetes...best to get the blood glucose under control as soon as possible and for this purpose a BG meter/monitor is required...I was diagnosed the same in 2000 (ketoacidosis) and was lax with the control and developed erectile dysfunction, neuropathy in extremities and finally a potentially lethal ischemic incident in 2011 all of which the attending doc attributed to lack of BG and BP control...I had developed high BP about a year previous... best to investigate blood glucose meters and their use for BG control at yer earliest convenience...
  8. I have diabetes and high BP and worked in the middle east a long time...I found that medication for these ailments to be roughly equivalent in price to Thailand: exforge 10/160 for BP and insulin the same and metformin to be cheaper as generics are available in Thailand and not in the ME...BG meter test strips a bit cheaper in the ME... I always go to a local pharmacy in town rather than the district hosp...the exforge I get from the local clinic as the pharmacies don't have them so they're full whack...
  9. tell me about it... in January there was an onslaught of baby centipedes in my kitchen and I went crazy with the chandrite in a search and destroy operation... got them all but neglected to clean the oily bug spray off the floor and then WHAM...in shock staring at my dislocated ankle whose centerline was displaced from the leg about 2 inches, later requiring orthopedic surgery... as I lay in the bug spray there was a discernible chorus of laughing centipedes...
  10. I knew a girl named Dove...and I would look at her and say: 'the bird is the word...' and then she would sigh and arrange herself fer my convenience...and then look at me evenly... a very romantic song...
  11. just used a red onion in a pot of green split pea dhal and it's quite good...did everything else the same for the dhal (using locally available yellow split peas) but included 2 diced potatoes this time (see video)... used my regular method, cook the peas separately then add to the tarka, this time with diced potatoes and simmered an extra 15mins... they got red onions down the market now and I'll use them when I can find them for the bean curries...
  12. tall glass with plenty of ice: half/half gilbey's vodka and soda with a splash of naam manao...the cheap reconstituted from concentrate kind - 20baht inna liter plastic bottle...
  13. I had orthopedic surgery on my broken leg in Feb requiring some hardware...I am 66 y.o., diabetic and high BP (all controlled) and had all the pre - op tests done for the docs to assess my ability to withstand the trauma associated with the surgery...it was a military hosp and they were skeptical even though I am otherwise healthy, sturdy immune system and etc...hadta sign a waiver stating that I understood the hazards, etc... given the subject's recent history of stroke, etc and overall precarious health and based on my recent experience the docs may not elect to perform the procedure except with a negative prognosis...ie, the cure may be worse than the disease... for comparison in my own case 3 mos after the surgery the bones are 90% healed but the surgical wound is taking a long time to close needing regular cleaning and dressing changes, etc...I can get to the market now with a walking stick...
  14. very interesting...the other day I was down the market and the lady that has the dried pulses had some soy protein in a bag and at first I thought that the granules were chickpeas! and then I got over my excitement and thought hmmmm... how do ye prepare the soy protein for stir frying? ye can't really throw the dried protein directly into the wok with the broccoli or can you? looks like ye could stir fry the left overs with cooked noodles the next day as well...