Vegetarian Turmeric Pasties

Just for a change, I thought I’d make a cookery video.

Ingredients:

Filling:
1 large onion
2 carrots
half a celeriac
2 small parsnips
4 small potatoes
butter, salt, pepper

Gravy:
Red wine
Yeast extract
Damson jam
1 tablespoon of flour
hot water

Pastry:
12oz flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
half a pack of butter
hot water

With special thanks to Mollie Macgregor-Kinnis and Isaac the Dog!

The Doubter’s Mysteries, Part 6 – Moses

‘The Doubter’s Mysteries’ are an attempt to write a short cycle of Mystery Plays – ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield – from the point of view of a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn’t believe in God, or can’t work out what he’s playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the sixth is now online: ‘Moses’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/06moses.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries)

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, January 2019

The Research Summaries + Quiz for Jan 2019 are now online. To find out more go to http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/ . Subjects covered this time:

Effectiveness of an intervention to optimise the use of mirabegron for overactive bladder: a quasi-experimental study in primary care
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (677): e852-e859. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X699953


What is the root cause of the GP workforce crisis?
Br J Gen Pract 2018; 68 (677): 589-590. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700145


Quaternary prevention: a balanced approach to demedicalisation
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): 28-29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X700517


Relationship between prescribing of antibiotics and other medicines in primary care: a cross-sectional study
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): e42-e51. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700457


Nasal balloon autoinflation for glue ear in primary care: a qualitative interview study
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): e24-e32. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp18X700217


Spiritual care is stagnating in general practice: the need to move towards an embedded model
Br J Gen Pract 2019; 69 (678): 40-41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X700613


Association between intake of non-sugar sweeteners and health outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials and observational studies
BMJ 2019;364:k4718


Non-sugar sweeteners and health
BMJ 2019;364:k5005


The health benefits of three wheels
BMJ 2019;364:k5192


The vanishing art of doing
BMJ 2019;364:k5326

The Doubter’s Mysteries: Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah image

‘The Doubter’s Mysteries’ are an attempt to write a short cycle of Mystery Plays – ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield – from the point of view of a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn’t believe in God, or can’t work out what he’s playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the fifth is now online: ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’.

http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries/05sodomandgomorrah.html (or for the full series so far, visit http://edwardpicot.com/mysteries )

Dr Hairy’s Research Summaries, December 2018

The Research Summaries & Quiz for December 2018 are now online. To find out more, go to http://www.drhairy.org/concrete5/index.php/research-summaries/ . Subjects covered this time:

Braced for Brexit
BMJ 2018;363:k4724
Causes of concern for the NHS after Brexit
BMJ 2018;363:k4767
Reciprocal healthcare arrangements after Brexit
BMJ 2018;363:k4727
Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of serious adverse events: nationwide register based cohort study
BMJ 2018;363:k4365
Triple therapy in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMJ 2018;363:k4388
Sixty seconds on . . . meat tax
BMJ 2018;363:k4769
Cannabis based drugs: how will they be used in practice?
BMJ 2018;363:k4665
Mycoplasma genitalium: the next sexually transmitted superbug?
BMJ 2018;363:k4376
Could artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete?
BMJ 2018;363:k4563
New RCP code of conduct aims to challenge #MeToo behaviours
BMJ 2018;363:k4678