Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tools for warding off a cold

  • Hot lemonade: Juice of a lemon, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 cup hot water.

  • Ginger tea: grate a thumb-sized hunk of fresh ginger, steep in a mugful of boiling water for five or ten minutes.

  • Hot whiskey: two parts hot water to one of your favorite Irish whiskey, a spoonful of sugar, a squeeze of lemon, two or three cloves.

  • Chicken antioxidant soup.
Any others?

10 comments:

Melissa said...

I've heard that going sober for a week straight is a terrific immunity booster, but I can't speak from experience.

Rob said...

Stuff and nonsense. Superstitous claptrap.

Robin said...

I had a hot spiced (non-alcoholic) cider yesterday that sure felt good, and tasted good, too. Never thought of putting cloves into Irish whiskey. Hmmm.... I may have to try that. I've tried Melissa's idea, and hate to admit it does help, but shhhhh. Less fun.:) Perhaps try more sleep? Well, here's hoping you feel better by the time of your next gig, anyway.

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hope that helps

pleasurefromthethorns said...

the link looks deformed...maybe it'll work this time:

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Rob said...

PHO! Of course! How could I forget? Pho's good for pretty much everything. Colds, flu, migraines, unrequited love, writer's block, existential crises. It's one of the best things ever.

hsempl said...

ooh, m made me a hot lemonade last night (i've been sick for a couple days, not that i *need* an excuse...) and reminded me he'd learned it from you. thanks!

btw, have you stared an "ask VE" section on your journal yet? I have a few questions lined up; the first being: how best to simulate apple pie/cobble apples using only the stove top or a microwave?

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Rob said...

Ok, time to turn on the word-verification security thingy. Sorry for the inconvenience.

T said...

That chicken antioxidant soup alone makes the world a much, much better place, cold or no cold.