Saturday, December 28, 2013

I aten't dead

I'm back from Christmas in Victoria, sleepy and happy, and ready to get on with life. Starting tomorrow.

I brought home a bug. Of the unwanted sort; a cold and a sore throat bug. Laurie brought me a remedy, a tea we bought ages ago in a Japanese tea shop in Steveston. The label gives it no name, but has a list of the ingredients:

  • licorice
  • fennel
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • marshmallow root
  • mullein
  • dried lemon juice
  • thyme
  • black pepper (Really! Peppercorns!)
  • cardamom
It seared my throat all the way down. And I think I'm cured. And knocked a bit silly.

Happy, silly, solar-powered flower, with her face on upside-down.

Hope you all had as good a Christmas as I did!

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robin andrea said...

Hope you are feeling better.

Tim said...

I was going to make a crack about marshmallow root, convinced that it was fictional, but thought it prudent to web search its validity first (yes, it's real). Get well soon!

Powell River Books said...

Wayne and I had a nice quiet Christmas. Fortunately with all our travels to California we didn't catch any bugs. Now we can go back up to the cabin and relax for a while. Belated Merry Christmas to you and Laurie. Watch out for that tea! - Margy

Cicero Sings said...

There is a nasty bug going around ... has hit several in the family. I have, so far, escaped!

My friend has interstitial cystitis and Marshmallow tea is one of the things that soothes the most. IC is a horrible thing ... she has had to eliminate a large variety of foods from her diet in order to control the pain. Slimy stuff that Marshmallow root.

Susannah Anderson said...

Thanks, all! Yes, I'm much better.