Soup & Snuggles
So, that seasonal allergy thing I mentioned? It’s still here. It’s much better than yesterday, but it’s still lingering. Swallowing last night felt like daggers were being jabbed down my throat. Not good.
Fortunately, Hubs came to the rescue. Instead of heading to his usual Sunday ritual of 4 hours (!!!) of competitive Scrabble in town, he stuck around, and after whipping up that amazing bit of French toast, he pulled out the stock pot and brewed a savory batch of his stellar chicken soup. Although different every time he makes it, the pot he made yesterday mirrored this recipe in many ways.
Additional sick day components were shiitake and cremini mushrooms (good for immune system bolstering) and lots of fresh herbs (full of chlorophyll and infection-fighting properties). All soup is better with bread, and Hubs served his alongside thick, hearty slices of our much beloved local bakery Farm & Sparrow‘s Market Bread. And then he served it to me in bed. I’ve got a good one, folks.
Along with my typical sick-fighting arsenal of grapefruit seed extract and nettle tincture, I’m downing hefty mug upon mug of my go-to Ginger Tea. Hot, spicy and soothing, this stuff is an absolute balm to my scorched throat. I’ve also taken a few hot baths with eucalyptus essential oil added in. Never one to get sick sitting down, I’m giving it my all. Consider yourself warned, cold. You’re going down.
Fortunately, Huxley seems just fine. Though he’s had a cough each morning since Friday, he’s suffered none of my other afflictions. He even wanted to play outside today, in 40 degree weather. He knows, though, that, alongside his Papa’s chicken soup, his snuggles (“Huggies!” are what he calls them) will get me well as fast as anything.
What about you? What do you do when you’re down for the count? I’m always up for learning of time-honored natural remedies!