Saturday, October 24, 2009

What is that smell??

I think I am coming down with something. No, not the pig. Feels like a head cold, which is usually the kind of sick I get. I don't want to be sick since we will be leaving on Thursday to go to Ohio. On FB, I saw some friends commenting about another friends 'don't get sick' tonic. I sent that friend an email asking him what this tonic was all about. He said he would send me some in the mail. Turns out it is grated ginger root, grated horseradish root, grated fresh garlic, grated onion and cayenne pepper (equal parts of all) in apple cider vinegar. You let it fester for at least 2 weeks then strain it, then drink the liquid (1-2 ounces at a time). Well, I REALLY don't want to get sick so I am giving it a go. I had some last night. I made the mistake of smelling it first. If you get some, DON'T smell it first (open the bottle at arms length). Honestly though it wasn't as bad as it sounds, and I think I am feeling better. Time will tell.

And, speaking of the Buckeyes (yes, I was speaking of the Buckeyes, way up there around the 3rd line). I am off to scout next week's opponent. GO Bucks!

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Sara said...

Wait! I just got a recipe for a similar tonic this week: ginger, garlic, onion, horseradish, and JALAPENOs, and ACV to thin it. It's all pureed and the ACV just makes it a little smoother. We just eat a couple of spoonfuls a day, no straining required. No waiting 2 weeks with this one, either. I love it, but its dangerous on an empty stomach. Don't try that.

It was good on my taco salad last night, too.

Aubrey said...

Whew. I think I'd rather swallow Cod Liver Oil. That's what I do. Of course, I have a cold right now. :P

Heather said...

Emailing you a great soup recipe- it's worked for me twice now!