Saturday, January 5, 2013
under the weather.
Earlier today...a cup of lemon ginger tea, a glass of water, remnants of an onion that was chopped up and added to a healthful chicken broth simmering on the stove.
My glands are swollen, my body is a little achy, I'm tired and my head hurts...all just a little bit. I'm not terribly sick, but enough to know that I needed to go slow today.
And go slow I did.
(I listened to my body.)
I am already feeling a little better.
(I think it has a lot to do with salt water gargles and the broth I made today.)
It's getting dark out...I just lit some candles.
And guess what? It just started to rain...perfect for a sick day, don't you think?
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Healthful Chicken Broth
1 chicken carcass
1 onion, rough chopped
2 cloves garlic, smashed
celery tops (or two ribs)
2 bay leaves
1-2 tsp turmeric
1/2-1 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper
Add all ingredients to a soup pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour or two. Strain into containers.
One chicken made two quarts of broth. I put one on the fridge to sip tonight and tomorrow and the other one went into the freezer for the next time someone is feeling under the weather.
Posted by Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig at 4:41 PM