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I feel icky, Oh, so icky , I feel icky and sleepy and not right! April 16, 2010

Filed under: happy thoughts — celebrationgoddess @ 11:57 pm

Home Remedies for Cough

Fill one cut lemon with black pepper powder and salt and suck it to reduce the intensity of cough.

Add a pinch of grounded white pepper in one teaspoon of pure honey. Regular use of this 2-3 times a day for regularly for 4-5 days will cure your cough.
Simple cold and cough can be cured with the regular eating of grapes for number of days. They tone up the lungs and act as expectorant.
Take 1-2 gm powder of black pepper, long pepper, and dry ginger in equal proportions and make a mixture. Taking this mixture of powder with honey 2-3 times a day give relief from cough and is one of the useful cough remedies.
In winters eating garlic at night with meals twice a week will provide relief from cough and it’s also a simple cough cure.
Make a paste of 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 table spoon of honey, and 2 tablespoon of normal water. Mix them well and take 1 teaspoon of this mixture whenever you have cough problem.

Extract the juice from the onions, mix it with honey and take it 2-3 times a day.

For immediate relief from cough crush one medium sized onion, add one lemon juice and one cup of boiling water. Honey should be added to it and drink this mixture 2-3 times a day.

Pour 1 cup of boiling water on 1 teaspoon of Marjoram and leave it for 10-15 minutes and then drink. Repeat 3 times everyday.

Or I could just go to the store and get some Robitussen…

 

In honor of birds – Today I was nearly Pooped on!

Filed under: happy thoughts — celebrationgoddess @ 1:04 am

Ok in honor of the fact that I heard a beautiful Robin singing above me. I paused, I looked up and didn’t see the songbird. Good thing about pausing….I didn’t get pooped on! So in the Robin’s honor, I thought about Bird’s Nest Soup. Never tried it but thought I’d remind you of it. Does NOT sound delish to me….

Bird’s Nest Soup

Authentic bird’s nest soup is made using the nests of the swiftlet, a tiny bird found throughout southeast Asia.  The swiftlet lives in dark caves, using a method of echolocation similar to the bat to get around. Instead of twigs and straw, the swiftlet makes its nest from strands of its own gummy saliva, which hardens when exposed to air.  Humans who harvest the swiftlet nests often come from families that have made their living this way for generations.  Prying the nests from the cave walls is extremely dangerous, and many harvesters die each year.

Once the nests are harvested, they are cleaned and sold to restaurants, where they are served simmered in chicken broth. Many westerners think it tastes quite rubbery the first time they try it.  However it is quite popular throughout Asia, perhaps because it has the reputation of being an aphrodisiac.  It is also costly; many western restaurants serve a less expensive version consisting of soup with noodles shaped to resemble a bird’s nest.
LAUGH, LEARN, and I’d say don’t liven up your taste buds on this one girlies…
Bethsheba

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