On thursday i started being "good" again, and am finally starting to feel a little more normal. Friday, my legs just ACHED and my energy was poor -- how quickly i go gimpy on a less-than-optimal diet! Yesterday (after increased doses of carnitine to help the process along) my symptoms started fading. A good night's sleep last night was icing.
Yesterday's dinner was the pair of pork hocks, and it fully lived up to expectation! Browned in fat then removed to a platter, the meat rested while i made the mirepoix and deglazed the pan with white wine, then added a melange of spices (per the recipe in "Odd Bits" for lamb shank), popped it all in a roaster and cooked at 300F for three hours (turning halfway through). YUM. We'll definitely buy that cut again, and use the recipe some more, too!
I allowed myself a glass of white wine while i was cooking, and interestingly enough, my stomach wasn't happy about it. :-) I wouldn't be too surprised if my body started making me forgo ALL the things it doesn't approve of....
Next weekend i have a living-history event to prepare for, so i'll probably be too busy to write or read much -- at our old-west village, a group of us is "putting on a show in the barn" as those silly old movies used to say. We're doing a truncated version of "The Pirates of Penzance," and i get to play Ruth, the part that Angela Lansbury did so beautifully in the film version of '83. :-D Keep your fingers crossed for me!