I have a cold. Achoo!

Oh gang, I am sick.  Sicky sick sick.  The kind of sick where all you want to do is drink liquids and blow your ever clogging nose.  Today is day four of THE SICK and I do feel better, but not fantastic.  However, I have a magic elixir that I drink when I either feel a cold coming on or am in the midst of a full blown snot attack.  In the beginning throes of a cold, it usually snaps me out of it and during a cold, it makes me warm and toasty.  In case you are one who is prone to colds, I am sharing my recipe with you.  This is in no way medicinal, but I do find it very comforting to drink when I am sick. So to be clear, I am not a doctor or a medical professional and I don’t make any claims that this is any sort of medical advice.

To make my concoction, I first boil the water for tea.  I usually use Sleepy Time tea or some other chamomile tea.  While the kettle is boiling, I put the following ingredients  in my big, ole brown mug:

-about a tablespoon or so of  Bragg’s Apple Cider vinegar

-about a tablespoon of lemon juice

-a healthy squirt of local honey

-a few good shakes of cayenne pepper

-a double shot of brandy (This is optional.  Of course, only add this if you are legal and don’t hop in the car after you drink it.)

Next, I pour the hot water in the mug, add the tea bags, give it a good stir as the honey tends to stick to the bottom of the mug, sit back and enjoy.

Even without the brandy, the drink is soothing.  The cayenne pepper is a nice kick, although I tend to be a bit heavy handed when I make it for myself.  If you don’t like spicy things, just a sprinkle will do.

I hope to be on the up and up soon.  I have a fridge full of groceries and no energy or appetite whatsoever to cook or eat.  Although, I did make a big mess of sauteed red onions, hot cherry peppers, and garlic for dinner the other night.  I wanted something I could smell and taste and this totally did the trick.  I have some left over and I might eat that today.

Have a great, sickness free day and keep cooking!

4 thoughts on “I have a cold. Achoo!”

  1. I have been sick for the last 2 weeks, i am just now getting out of the weeds. My cure is rice pudding and apple juice. I don’t think it cures me or anything but it sure it comforting! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Mandy,
    That sounds great! I know Travis adds turmeric to a similar concoction when he’s feeling crappy (for inflammation, sinuses, etc.)
    Hope you feel better soon!
    Jen

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