Bits And Pieces

Dave Killion — January 20, 2013

  • I have suffered from cold sores my whole life, and I usually get a blister on my mouth just as I’m recovering from a cold. On the advice of a co-worker, I started taking lysine whenever I have a cold (1000 mg thrice daily) until the risk has passed. I’ve had 3 – 4 colds since, but no more cold sores.
  • If you are trying to follow a primal/paleo regimen (as I am) you might be interested in knowing that brussels sprouts are delicious when you cut them in half and fry them in lots of bacon grease/butter/duck fat/whatever. Cook them to the texture you like best, season with salt and pepper, and enjoy. I’m not a sprouts lover, but this boosts the nutty flavour while reducing any bitterness, and I gobble them up.
  • My beverage of choice is diet pop (Coke Zero), and I drink what has to be an unhealthy amount of it. I don’t much care for coffee or hot tea, and I find most iced teas bitter and unpleasant. Happily, I have recently discovered cold-brewing, which makes iced tea that’s more to my taste. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons loose tea to 2 litres of water, and leave in the refrigerator overnight. I like liquorice flavours, so I also toss in 1 tablespoon of anise seed before refrigerating. Strain out the liquid and enjoy.

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