We both got it right every time. I also learned that masks can be turned into pretend parachutes and hang gliders.
I was influenza negative, but had a throat infection, an ear infection and bronchitis. So this seemed like the perfect time to share my favorite 'sick' tea. (And by 'sick', I mean both sick and sick.) Any time I come down with so much as a sniffle, I make this tea. It may not be a cure all, but it always brings me some relief. Here's what you'll need.
1. Cut off a one inch piece of fresh ginger, peel it, and grate it with a fine grater. I like my ginger tea really spicy, so I grate it directly into a 2-cup glass measuring cup rather than into a tea ball.
2. Pour 12 ounces of boiling water over the ginger and let steep, covered, for 15 minutes.
3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into your favorite mug.
4. Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon, a good dash of cayenne pepper, and honey to taste. Don't be stingy with the honey, either. Did you read that honey worked better than over-the-counter cough medicines for reducing coughs?
5. Sip and enjoy!
Ginger tea is great for colds, chills and stomachaches, too. (But if I were making it for a stomachache I would leave out the cayenne, lemon and honey.) No honey for kids under age one. If you're pregnant and in your first trimester, go easy on the ginger - don't drink more than one or two cups per day.
Wishing you health and wellness!