Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Remedy

Joe and have both been ill this weekend. It's such a strange thing, where we have bone and muscle aches, headaches, and extreme fatigue but no fever or cold symptoms. I've never had anything like it -- it hit me hard yesterday and thank god it was Saturday because Joe could take care of Gretel. Today was his turn and he's been in bed just about all day. Extra strength Tylenol barely touches these aches and even turning over in bed feels like a real effort. Pitiful, I'll tell you.

One thing that helped Joe today was this ginger honey lemon tea that I made. I based it on a recipe in February's issue of Living that I'd finished earlier in the week. Put six cups of water in a saucepan. Peel one large piece of ginger, cut it into thin slices and add it to the water. Add 4-5 tablespoons of lemon juice and a sprinkling of ground cloves. Bring it all to a boil and then let it simmer for three minutes. Strain it into a teapot and add some honey. Put the pot on your sad husband's night table and hope that tomorrow looks a little healthier.


At 1/23/2006 5:48 PM, Blogger celeste said...

yes...i will remember this next time i'm sick. teas always feel so good when you're sick, especially those with honey and lemon.
thanks for the great recipe.
oh, and thanks for your comments, too. all i can say is ditto. ;)


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