Damage to one/both of the horse-shoe-shaped discs of cartilage (meniscus) in the knee, usually in the form of a tear in the meniscus on the inner side of the knee, caused by twisting the bent knee, as a result of which the foot cannot move properly. It often occurs in sports such as football. A ligament may be damaged at the same time. The symptoms are pain and swelling. The swelling is the result of increased production of fluid in the joint and possible haemorrhage (joint haemorrhage) in the knee. The injury can be associated with a feeling of something snapping and the knee sometimes locks in a bent position. Diagnosis is usually simply made but an X-ray of the knee may be necessary, using contrast materials or an injection of air into the knee to show up any possible damage more clearly. An arthroscopic examination may also be made. Treatment is by rest and a pressure banadage. If symptoms persist the damaged meniscus may have to be surgically removed (meniscectomy).
A fragrant infusion of herbs, tisanes are refreshing to drink and may be served as invigorating beverages, instead of tea or coffee, to invalids. Tisanes may be made from fresh or dried herbs. The com-mercially prepared mixtures available from health food shops are dried herbs contained in perforated bags. Camomile, mint, sage, rosemary, lime blossom,…
A delightfully spicy dish, Venezuelan Chicken may be served with mashed sweet potatoes and a green salad. A zoell-chilled Riesling wine would be an excellent accompaniment. x 4 lb. chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces 1 oz. butter 6 oz. green beans, trimmed 8 oz. canned sweetcorn, drained 6 fl. oz. orange juice 2 fl….
Meringue Cuite (mair-ang kweet) is a firmer meringue than either Meringue Suisse or Meringue Italienne and is used for making meringue baskets and for piping. Icing sugar is used instead of castor sugar to give a smoother finish. If the meringue mixture is beaten by hand, the bowl must be placed over hot water, but…
Rather an extravagant way of serving pancakes, Pancakes with Brie Topping makes a tasty supper dish, or can be served as a savoury after a light meal. 12 oz. flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg, lightly beaten 15 fl. oz. milk 1 oz. butter, melted 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 oz….
This flan can be quickly assembled if the ingredients are prepared beforehand and it makes a colourful and delicious dessert for a dinner party. 4-6 SERVINGS 1 x 9-inch Flan Case made with sponge 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 6 rings 8 fl. oz. double cream 6 oz….
A striking centrepiece for a summer buffet, Jellied Fish Mould is surprisingly quick and easy to make. Any fish may be used, but cod, haddock or salmon would be especially good. 6 SERVINGS 2 lb. cooked fish, skinned, boned and flaked 2- teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 1 oz….