Hooray, we've just had our first snow! It all melted in the morning and I couldn't take any pictures, but still... better to have a winter full of snow than three months of dull oppressive skies! The freezing temperature can only mean one thing: watch out for the common cold! So I already prepared a big jar of homemade honey from the flowers of acacia trees. And now some tea to go with that honey.
The natural remedies are always the best, so I prepared some seabuckthorn and some hawthorn. They are rich in vitamin C (about 10 times the concentration of the same vitamin in a lemon) and help the body to built a strong barrier against weaknesses and to fight the common cold. The berries will dry in the oven: preheat the oven, stop the flames, put the berries on a tray inside and let them "roast" slowly in the remaining heat. Grind the dried berries and use 1 or 2 teaspoons of powder to make a cup of ultra-rich vitamin tea :)