Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Cure For The Cold



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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 :)



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  1. Well that's look good! A vitamine thea shot, have a good week.
    Greet Martine

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  2. Excellent natural remedy, vitamin C is important in this season!

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    1. And with 10 times the vitamin C from lemons, it's very powerful remedy and it fortifies the body!

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  3. I just got sick so you posted this just in time! I don't know where I would get these berries though, where did you find your batch?

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    1. So sorry to hear you're sick, please get well soon! I got my berries at the local market (from villagers) but we can also buy them in the supermarket (from organic farms).

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  4. Now I've found a good recipe for avoiding the flu :)
    Thank you!
    Finally, did you get snow. Slightly colder now, so get it in peace on the ground.

    Here's a link to Holmegaard with colors: http://royaldesign.no/Belysning.aspx

    Have a nice day :)
    Janne

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    1. Aaah, thank you for the link, I bookmarket it for future shopping. I'm crazy in love with retro organic lamps in cool colors! Some years ago, I bought a beautiful red one before from Kartel (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kartell-Ceiling-Suspension-Light-Transparent/dp/B0052WXDJQ) but a very tall friend banged it with his head and broke it :)))

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    2. I have to laugh;)
      I'd like to see this situation.
      Kartel - I think they are so Cool!

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    3. Yes, if I had the money I would buy all the chairs and the lamps and the tables and the Componibili from the Kartell catalog.....

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  5. Thanks Meeha, this will come in handy next Winter, for now it's Spring where I live hehe xx

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  6. THanks for the recipe, every winter I cold on the chest I have bronchitis illness. It will be very useful for me...

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    1. Oh, I am so sorry to hear that you have this condition:(
      Maybe you can find the berries at the local farmers or villagers - they really fortify the organism!

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  7. oh, I am sooooooooooo ill, I catched a cold somehow.
    I like your post, I apsolutely love accacia honey :)

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    1. Oh, I can't believe what I'm hearing, is everybody from my blogging friends ill these days?! Please get well soon, dear Ana :) I want to send you a jar of accacia honey straight from the Romanian mountains :)

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  8. I know nothing about home made remedies but I love the picture with the yellow berries.

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    1. Tina, you're so sweet :)))) Thank you with all my heart (I love the spice jars in the background of the photo more than winter tea recipe!)

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  9. i don't think we have the yellow berries here where i am. i am not sure but i have never seen them. i need some of your cold cure! and i agree, i'd rather have snow but unfortunately we get the long months of grey skies. xo

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    1. I'm happy to report that my street is completely white :)

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  10. Thanks Meeha, i don't knowt we have the yellow berries here where i am. i am not sure but i have never seen them. i need some of your cold cure!

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  11. Hi Meehe
    Wonderful with a recipe to keep calm and warm :-) Meehe, you´re such a talented women, your photos are amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe and have a happy day!

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  12. Beautiful colors and shapes! Enjoy the berries and other stuff! :D
    Great photos as always!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa - the tea recipe was a little pretext to photograph the spice jars :))))

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  13. Love the photography and winter berries!

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  14. Gorgeous and healthy, how wonderful! LOVE your pics xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jutta (I took the pics and was just looking for an excuse to publish them...)

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