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A Typical Meal @Psychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital Meal

Psychiatric Hospital Meal

BU was reliably informed the the image is a typical meal being served to patients at the Psychiatric Hospital as a result of government cutbacks.

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95 Comments on “A Typical Meal @Psychiatric Hospital”

  1. Watchman September 20, 2016 at 6:56 PM #

    @ David

    That Minister Lowe actions has caused many poor people to suffered, therefore Minister Lowe should suffer with what ever break down his sick mind and body behold, my sorrow is not for Lowe and people of his ilk, a lot people in Barbados would like to say such

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  2. bajans September 20, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    Lord have his mercy. Now I here longing for ackee and saltfish, rice and milk and corn meal pap with crackers as served in Jamaica. I am practically drooling like Pavlov’s canine and I wont be there until next month. I gine have to hold on though. Please keep the delicacies out de discussion.

    At least I just had me a mess of callaloo with garlic and tomatoes. Could not wait for the rest of the dinner to finish cooking, so I stir fried it and ate it all up. I find I wait too late to start to cook. Last night I had my tomato, basil and mozzarella salad, drizzled with olive oil, [extra virgin] red wine vinegar which I made from my own grapes, a dash of salt and some black peppa. When I finish, I put the bowl to my head and drank the juices. sweet, sweet, sweet. Nothing tastes like organically home grown heritage tomatoes. Envy me some?

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  3. bajans September 20, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    Could some one enlighten me….. what is a super beet? I have a fall crop almost ready, are they super too? they are the cylindrical beets, ready in 40 days.

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  4. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    Caswell…my glasses probably need changing….I been staring at this thing from morning….I did not want anybody to say am bitchy and nastty and insulting people’s food.

    I was wating for someone to mention the water.., sorry, gravy…in the plate and no one did….. I can’t believe I am the only one who noticed.

    It’s a plate of slop that could have been presented better….at least make the water look like gravy.

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  5. Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right - INRI September 20, 2016 at 7:56 PM #

    You know as we go through these articles day after day after day after day I wonder if people really get this.

    By this I mean the business of government and running it effectively.

    A minister, newly added to the fold, MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO ABSORB ALL THT IS NECESSARY TO RUN HIS MINISTRY from the time he swears to do so at Government House.

    I wonder if people understand what that means?

    YOu tek a man who de bailiff running down pun a day to pay fuh he car and who telling he wife tuh tell de man dat he ent deah, a man who cyan even sell two cars at de car sales place dat he wukking at, and gi he de Ministry of Transport and Wuk to run.

    A place where de Permanent Secretary know all de tricks to getting marl and 2 down deliver to he palace in Shop Hill, and de Supervisors getting jobs brek off wid de tractor pun a weekend, and parts getting order but divert in de port to dem parts store up in Slaters St George

    You see whu we really doing by electing dese doufuses and scvunts based on popularity?

    What de ef does Steve Blackett or Patrick Toad Minister of Sidewalks or any of these effers from de DLP or de BLP know about running a government?

    Yet here we are pointing out de ineptitude of de Minister who could not even get a ting do at Banks and we wondering why people got to wipe dem pooch in a bedsheet at queen elizabeth horspital?

    And we going do it again in a few months.

    Dis is why we seeing minister Stinkliar vex wid Pornvill and the late delivery of of the vaseline for our welcoming donkeys.

    WeJonesing ent complaining doah…!!

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  6. Georgie Porgie September 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM #

    bajans September 20, 2016 at 7:23 PM #

    Could some one enlighten me….. what is a super beet?
    Recently there has been a lot of hype online about a product called SUPER BEET.
    It is really just another scam. BEET ROOT IS BEET ROOT. Its main nutrient after digestion is the products of sugar i.e glucose and fructose. As you might know fructose or fruit sugar enters the metabolic pathway that begins the conversion of glucose into energy.

    the production of energy is most likely one of the reasons for the beet on the disputed plate

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  7. Georgie Porgie September 20, 2016 at 8:15 PM #

    Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 7:31 PM #

    the food may have been presented better–THAT IS NOT IN DISPUTE

    but all we seem to do on BU daily is to BASH BASH BASH

    the dummies who posted can not see past the appearance of the food

    they cant lift their thoughts or the discussion to real importance things about food such as I have outlined

    if you are not bashing bashing you dont seem to be welcomed on BU
    IF YOU DONT TOW THE LINE you dont seem to be welcomed on BU

    I HAVE A MIND OF MY OWN— AN EDUCATED MIND AND I WILL STAND UP FOR WHAT I KNOW AND I DONT BACK DOWN WHEN I AM RIGHT

    WITH RESPECT TO THE GRAVY
    IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A SIMPLE BUTTER SAUCE TO REDUCE THE FAT CONTENT OF THE MEAL
    I PERSONALLY DONT USE GRAVY FOR YEARS AND I AVOID FAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MY BODY WILL MAKE FAT FROM METABOLISM OF PROTEIN AND CARBS IN MY DIET

    I DONT USE SUGAR EITHER
    I EXPECT THAT ANY GLUCOSE I NEED WILL BE MADE FROM GLUCONEOGENESIS FROM THE PROTEIN IN MY DIET

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  8. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 8:21 PM #

    Gravy….you can still have a gravy, with no butter, just a light oil, my preference is grapeseed, or a light virgin oil, there are ways of creating gravy without the high fat content, pumpkin or leaves help thicken a gravy, spinach etc are cheap, easy to grow…I do it everyday.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences September 20, 2016 at 8:22 PM #

    GP….lol…I meant GP.

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  10. David September 20, 2016 at 8:23 PM #

    @the Kitchen Staff of the Psychiatric Hostel

    On behalf of the patients who have to struggle with mental health challenges PLEASE improve the presentation of the food. Also watch the cooking of the beets.

    http://www.vegkitchen.com/tips/beets/

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  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine September 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM #

    David

    You should also add that it is better to make the cook biscuit an after dessert side instead of part of the main course. I am sure there are enough yams and sweet potatoes that could be used instead.

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  12. Well Well & Consequences September 21, 2016 at 8:49 AM #

    http://ow.ly/ONWS304q41N

    The No. 1 killer, dont care how good your diet.

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  13. Simple Simon September 25, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

    @David September 20, 2016 at 6:23 AM “It would be an interesting comparison to see a meal served at the QEH.”

    Within the last 2 years the QEH breakfast was good:

    “one boiled egg, 2 slices of whole wheat bread, an orange, and tea with milk (thankfully no sugar)”

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  14. Simple Simon September 25, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

    @Georgie Porgie September 20, 2016 at 8:40 AM “please explain why water is a poor alternative to soda or kool aid.”

    You are right. No hospital, school, prison or home should be serving soda or kool aid.

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  15. Simple Simon September 25, 2016 at 9:24 PM #

    But that said a serving of breadfruit, yam, or sweet potato would have been a better alternative to Eclispe biscuits which after all are made primarily of highly processed white flour.

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  16. Simple Simon September 25, 2016 at 9:36 PM #

    @RE bajans September 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM “That plate is lacking a green vegetable, a yellow vegetable, a glass of milk, and half a banana, slice of pawpaw, or some other fruit.”

    It may well be that the fruit serving was on/in another plate or bowl. Certainly when I was served food at the QEH the orange was in a separate bowl, not on the same plate as the meat/veg/starch.

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  17. Simple Simon September 25, 2016 at 9:52 PM #

    @David September 20, 2016 at 12:41 PM “People back in the day ate cooked biscuits because they were poor and could not do any better.”

    I must confess that when I bake/roast a whole chicken I still stuff it with Eclipse biscuits.

    Poor or not. Being able to do better or not.

    Soak the biscuits in cold water, squeeze out the water. Add onion, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, and a little oil or butter, maybe a little salt and a little pepper. Stuff the bird with this mixture, close it up.

    Bake/roast.

    A piece of this chicken, some Eclispe biscuit stuffing, a li’l rice and peas, and cooked veg or salad and ya gone clear.

    But I only do this 3 or 4 times a year, mainly because I hate having to go to the trouble of stuffing a bird.

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  18. Colonel Buggy September 25, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

    Looking at that plate,I do not think it would have lived. It had no eyes or ears .The abortion was a wise option.

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  19. Colonel Buggy September 25, 2016 at 10:29 PM #

    bajans September 20, 2016 at 7:23 PM #
    When I google Super Beet, it is what my father and a lot of small farmers used to grow on a daily basis. The same as those that Brown Downes used to cultivate in the school garden.The beets now available locally are relatively small. We have grown so accustomed to mediocrity , that we have forgotton, or have not researched the things we had before. The same goes for carrots. The Bajan variety are some hard stringy things that no self respecting hawker of yesterday would have offered for sale in the markets in Bridgetown. We now import large carrots from Canada, these still are not as big as the Danvers which were once produced locally.

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