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!


  1. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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


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