Surviving in the wild.

Recently I said to the oncologist I wonder whose victim I would be: Would I die of cancer or would I starve to death?

As you perhaps know during chemo one struggles to eat and in many cases the smell of meat being prepared is the worst smell imaginable.

That happened to me as well. I couldn’t stand the smell or taste of meat. The result was my body started using up all my reserves and I lost 25kg in weight.

The Germans love to eat raw mince, tartar. My body started begging for mince. Friends invited me over. I accepted the invitation but told them I would bring my own food. At table I unpacked my meal: 250g beef mince, raw onion cut in fine slices, salt, pepper.

For the first time in fourteen months I managed to gorge myself on meat.

Last week I was in hospital for six days. The food of the Wilgers hospital was excellent. One day at lunch I asked them whether I could have my own food. As I prepared my food the staff couldn’t believe their eyes.

Thanks Andrew and Suzanne. The mince was excellent.

If you have the courage try this and please send me a picture of you eating the raw mince.

Perhaps one day we will have a National Raw Mince Day🙂

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10 Responses to Surviving in the wild.

  1. diskantverdwaal says:

    Sjoe Lodie, nee hierdie een sal ek maar laat verbygaan……Sal liewer hou by my keuse van sjokolade 🙂 Laat weet my in die vervolg as jy weer by wilgers is, dan bring ek vir jou ‘n ‘kospakkie’ . . . Sterkte!! Ina

    • Lodie says:

      Hallo Ina!

      Die kospakkie sal eenvoudig moet wees. Een broodrolletjie en 250g maalvleis. Ek het nou soveel heerlike voorstelle gekry dat dit nog lekkerder gaan word.

      Groete!

  2. lou says:

    Hehehe, nee o jitte, rou maalvleis, klink vir my na iets uit die X-Factor.

    Naaste wat ek nog gekom het is gedroogte maalvleis vir hiking en biking trips. Eindlik heel lekker as jy dit met mash inmeng.

    My vrou stelvoor dat jy eiers, fyn biltong en neute ook probeer.

    Sterkte, ons hou duime vir jou!

  3. Christine R-G says:

    Lodie, I grew up eating steak tartare/ raw mincemeat. My Belgian parents prepared it in various ways and we called it Filet Americain. It is the best and absolutely delicious. You can try combinations including among others pickled gherkins, mayonnaise, mustard, French capers, finely cut onion, (pickled little onions and a touch of vinegar works too), salt, pepper – whatever tickles your fancy. Or have it straight. Enjoy Lodie – there are others who have now been reminded and tempted again and who will know no peace until we have some more!

    • Lodie says:

      Christine,

      Thanks for all the suggestions. I definately will try it out. Dieter from Germany also sent suggestions. You do understand German? His post is further down.

      Many regards!

  4. Roelf Kleynhans says:

    Dagsê ou Maat,

    Bring my asb tog op hoogte met die nuutste detail rondom jou gesondheid. Die enigste manier hoe ek jou kan help, is om vir jou te bid. Ek moet weet waarvoor om te bid – nie net in die algemeen nie. Dit help nie ons is opgewonde oor ‘n moontlike reunie nie, maar ons spreek nie jou groot nood aan nie.

    Roelf

    • Lodie says:

      Hallo Roelf!

      Dankie vir jou post.

      Die reünie gaan voort. Ek gaan die naweek weer skryf, Dalena het ‘n paar dingetjies wat sy genoem wil hê.

      Ek skryf vir jou ‘n epos bietjie later.

      Groete

  5. Dieter Moritz says:

    Hallo Lodie, tja irgendwie bist Du ein kölschen Jung🙂. Bei uns ist Tatar ein Klassiker. Hier ein Link:
    http://www.koeln-altstadt.de/koelsch/koelschessen/fleisch/tatar.html
    Lass es Dir schmecken.

    Gruß

    Dieter

  6. Lodie says:

    Hallo Dieter!

    Danke für das Link. Alles werde ich essen können, aber das Ei … 🙂

    Viele Grüße

    Lodie

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