Monday, 30 January 2012

ITTP TEFL Prague: Monday's TEFL Prague Quick Tip

This Monday's TEFL Prague tip is...

ok, so you went out over the weekend and drank a bit too much.
It was your student's birthday or Name Day midweek and they insisted you join them in the bar.
It was your birthday and you wanted to celebrate.
Some friends came to town and you had to show them a good time in 'your city'.

Whatever the reason, I'm sure that most of you reading this in Prague have woken up the next morning wishing you hadn't said yes to that flaming absinthe after those beers the night before.

To help dissolve the effects of a hangover locals recommend eating garlic soup first thing in the morning. It does help stave off the hangover and can be a godsend if you have an early morning class. Oh, and I don't mean just any old garlic soup because all garlic soups are not created equal.
Here is a recipe for a hangover-busting garlic soup:


- 2 tablespoons of bacon fat or butter
- 1 small finely chopped onion
- 6 cloves of minced garlic
- 6 cups of hot chicken or beef stock
- 2 large peeled and coarsely chopped potatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Croutons
- Grated cheese


In a medium saucepan melt the bacon fat or butter. Add the onions and 3 cloves of garlic and cook until translucent. Add the hot stock and (slowly) bring to the boil. Add the potatoes and return to the boil, reducing the heat and simmering until the potatoes are tender. Adjust the seasoning and add the 3 remaining cloves of crushed garlic - it is essential that the garlic is crushed and not minced. Serve immediately with croutons and grated cheese. Cheddar or Edam works well.

Of course though, the best cure for a hangover is abstinence...

Hope it helps!

Hezky den!/Lovely day!

Neville :-)

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