February 27, 2016

Best Comfort Drink When You're Down with the Flu

The flu season this year is downright nasty that you wouldn't even wish it upon your enemy - unless of course, your enemy is the most vile - then go ahead, why don't you! With that said, I speak from experience - and as far as I know, it was not because it was wished upon me or... hmmm, now that I think about it - maybe it was?  You see...

"second-hand smoke is worst than smoking itself", right? Well, I just realized that this applies beyond what it was intended for. I caught the flu via my husband who literally coughed out his lungs right on my face... all night. What a meanie! He must adore me that much to share that much "love", err, mi amore germs to me - and right when I can't complain either.

We were both in snoreland.

And he, well, he was practically delirious with fever and his lungs took on a mind of their own at that point. (Un)Lucky for me, I unwittingly "volunteered" my face as the target zone for his exploding projectiles of virus infected droplets. Like sharp missiles hitting me on the face!

You get the picture.

It was too late when I realized what was happening. Deed was done. It was bad. "Second hand flu" is the worst. Believe me!

I cannot begin to tell you how bad it was, or is. Except that it's downright nasty. The high fevers. Congestions. And then there's the painful sore throat and cough. Nasty. Nasty. Nasty. Bad virus.

And when it gets this bad (I'm still relatively sick as I write this), I have my go-to-concoction that I send SOS to. My comfort drink - besides coffee. It's easy, simple and tastes good. It's also very soothing. The perfect drink for the nasty job at hand.

However, I made little changes to it, but the recipe stays the same, retaining its powerful qualities.

In this recipe variation, I wanted more out of the ginger so, I sliced the ginger very thinly and then crushed and pounded it to a pulp and added them to my mixture, juice and all. Loved it!

I also squeezed some of the lemon juices directly in to the mixture to add more lemon potency to the concoction. Everything else stayed the same.

Here is the complete recipe: Natural Remedy: Honey Lemon Ginger Zinger For Sore Throat and Cold

Try it. You won't regret it. Promise. Also try my variation if you want a stronger ginger and lemon flavor lemon in your mix.

Let me know how you like it.


P.S. As for my culprit of a husband? Well, he's still sort of sick as well. However, I can say with utmost confidence that we're almost done racing with this flu and are almost at the finish line. I can't wait! My entire nose is about to fall off and I don't think my face is happy with the prospect. Please wish us well. ASAP.


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