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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    23.06
    7.10am FBG 5.4
    A grey damp day yesterday so not much gardening done, except found the first Flea Beetle munching away on my cauliflower plants. As a result decided not to buy them tasty young cabbage plants as well. Researching flea beetles, seems we left them perfect breeding conditions while we were away. And difficult to deal with in a way that would leave me any desire to eat the crop.
    Boring but neccessary housework, including cleaninga few windows, my shoulder is much improved in 24 hours.
    Exciting development in the building work- we now have an upstairs toilet and hand basin. MrSlim is suggesting we move into our new bedroom this weekend.
    This morning have just spent time behind the oven, under the worktop, filling in yet another access point for mice with pieces of stone and concrete. Errant was under there this morning, indicating interest.
    Now too late to visit the market.
    @Krystyna23040 am the same with beetroot, have tried to like it. In many different forms, but no, after a while the aversion was growing stronger.
    Trying to like celeriac did work though.
    @lindisfel got a very short video of a young black restart, but cannot find how to post it..
     
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  2. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a strange day yesterday. Very sad news from your cousin.

    Yes - I agree that broad beans are yuck.

    Your waterfall painting is stunning.
     
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  3. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried Porterhouse steak either.
     
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  4. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It is so interesting that we are all so different regarding the foods we love or hate. I do love beetroot if it is in vinegar.
     
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  5. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ugh! Beetroot in vinegar - anything in vinegar is an absolute no-no for me:hungover:
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Without acv lc would be close to unbearable for me - makes the best vinaigrette IMHO and I do eat salad from time to time:angelic: Roast baby beetroot somehow makes a bearable sauce when roast with dinky vine tomatoes, liberally swamped in olive oil, for those times I leave the reservation. A roast dinner with red meat is still just about ok if partnered by those two.
    Edit: Not chops. What is the point of chops???
     
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  7. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I love in malt vinegar is Beetroot. I dislike everything else pickled in malt vinegar. However, I do like apple cider vinegar now and have some every day.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I agree that chops are not nice. In fact they always seem horrible and dry.
    However I do love roast lamb shoulder and roast belly of pork. Probably because the fat makes them so tasty and tender. Lamb shoulder done in the slow cooker is lovely also.
     
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  9. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    I concur. Spare ribs from W.....se are wonderful. We've tried ribs from butchers in several parts of East Anglia - just don't work. We found our LC barbeque sauce recipe in The Great Declutter Pt 1. Maybe an idea before summer ends, W.....se have a "window" for the large ones, from the meat and fish counter. Normal ones aren't up to much.
     
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  10. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Vinaigrette on salad is fine.
     
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  11. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    good evening all :)

    4.0 today

    Thank you for your well wishes :)

    a warm day which tipped over into overcast and muggy during the afternoon here.

    Out shopping early then back and over to Mum's with her share of the spoils :) We took a salad lunch and the remaining portion of rum and raisin homemade ice cream over with us and spent a pleasant hour for lunch in her garden before it clouded over :joyful:

    Bin day for the aptly named 'poubelle' today (it's the hot weather you know ;) ).

    mr gee is currently virtually doing a rain dance, he's not amused because a seagull has splattered one of the skylights so badly it barely transmits light :hilarious: he sprayed it with cleaner (the window not the seagull :D )and is now waiting for rain ;)

    Not especially keen on beetroot pickled or otherwise but that very northern dish pickled red cabbage is tasty and I like thinly sliced shallots left for a couple of days to pickle in malt vinegar :) Haven't tried making them with ACV. Do you think it might work making some LC chutney using ACV?

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)

    @SlimLizzy - glad your shoulder is improved and the upstairs facilities sound good :)

    @Muddy Cyclist - a trip to Powis Castle sound lovely :)

    @dunelm - a delightful picture today, I like the way you have painted the tree and the foreground especially :joyful:

    @gennepher - a big hug for the badger demolition derby :sorry:
    A colourful and fluid painting today though with a slight remoteness to it that works very well :)

    art bit - based on a photo I took last month of some of the apple blossom in Mum's garden
    painted on Hahnemuhle paper


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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Love the apple blossom. I do miss the fruit tree blossom since we moved so that cheered me. Do try the chutney with acv and maybe pass on the recipe should it work. One does so enjoy strong cheddar and chutters.
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks @geefull

    The apple blossom is beautiful.
     
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  14. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    4.8 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  15. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 this morning. Relaxing with a coffee before the dog walk, then an Admin morning on my supersonic broadband. Afternoon will be shopping, dog walking then reading the daily paper (Tuesdays) and off to teach evening classes in Norwich.

    Class members seem on the whole quite happy to continue to bring their own mats and equipment after Covid 19 (if there is an after Covid 19). Only one person said I was being paranoid if I was intending to continue with this hygiene measure. Apparently we all have to stop these hygiene measures and just get on with life.
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Poubelle - yes and a feminine word - will the French have to stop all this malarky once someone begins to identify as Le poubelle and take them to court? Thank you for your kind comments about my tree and a smashing painting of your mum’s apple blossom - great colours and not overdone Smashing.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good morning on the official Anglo-American bins day - gee you crazy Brits need to fall in line. Christmas is marking out its long run. Longest day gone and today is celebration of the birth of John The Baptist. Must be time for back to school clothing and tubs of confectionery in shops. Unnecessary 5.0 for me today - standard menu, 23 gms carb - could be hay fever mk ii. Today is Thursday - I'm with you Jess. Same two poor souls as yesterday relying on me today. I have progressed to level two housework. One can select the tools for mid range vacuums unaided and use auto cooking presets on the 2nd best cooker. Level four is for the Kirby, all singing and dancing cooker, chatting over the fence and beginning all lectures on what is wrong with "can I just say" Tinkety Tonk Old Fruits.
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Always one (at least) - sounds like you are being very kind to your students.
     
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  19. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen.

    A 5.4 this morning on that scheming, evil, devious meter, me and me's are watching it.

    Today me and me's have been given permission to enjoy today, I'm orf out on the motorcycle shortly, but the last time this happened Mrs J disappeared to a garden centre , just how much is my desire to go for a ride over protecting my wallet.

    Remember the stays.

    Must drink koffy now.
     
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  20. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning and 6.3 for me today.

    The gardens at Powis Castle yesterday were stunning and the place was not very busy so time to meander slowly along the terraces.

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    I like the lack of health and safety rules in these gardens, no fences on the very steep drop and 20 foot retaining wall down to the next terrace. Cutting the Yew hedge must be a huge task, that's Mrs MC standing by it for idea of scale.

    Other than having to meet Nick The Fish on a pub car park the day is mine.

    Keep safe and do splendid things.
     
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