late winter colds and the larder

It’s been a rough ten days. I can’t remember the last time I felt so crummy. Really awful. And Dennis is sick, too. I haven’t posted because I honestly have barely cooked for all this time. We have no appetite and I have no energy.

But it was wonderful to open two quarts of hearty homemade chicken stock, add some noodles, carrots and celery, and have warm noodle-y chicken soup to nurse us back to health.

There are many times throughout the year when I appreciate the larder, but I can’t think of another time I felt so grateful to open a jar.

I’ll be back soon. I hope. Until then, I’ll be under a lap blanket in my comfy chair sipping hot soup and hoping for Spring.

13 thoughts on “late winter colds and the larder”

  1. Hope you two can dose yourselves up with lots of chicken soup, some raw garlic and other immune boosting stuff (can Dennis make up a Chinese Med. cocktail or something?!)…feel better soon.

  2. To help you clean up try making a tea of thyme and star anise. About 2 Tbs thyme and 3-5 crushed star anise to a pot. This might not cure what is ailing you now but it will help keep any opportunistic ickies from taking over. I have seen this tea stop nasty head colds like turning off a switch.

  3. Elderberry syrup. Your local health food store should have it or make your own (if you have elderberry trees). Studies have demonstrated that it cuts healing time in half. And it tastes good! Sorry you’re not feeling well.

  4. So sorry to hear you’re under the weather, and hope that it runs its course soon. Our comforting sick day tea: to a cup of hot tea add (about for all) 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp honey, a few slices of fresh ginger, 2T rum, and 1T ginger liqueur. Float the lemon slice or a strip of zest.

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