Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We just wrapped up knitting class for this week. Since it's cold and rainy, we had it in front of the fire. Which didn't suck. But all of the sudden, I've got a cold and a sore throat, which does suck. Especially with Rhinebeck just around the corner!

So my students suggested this.

It's a hot toddy. And according to them, it has the power to cure what ails you.
(Hopefully, what ails ME, and before this weekend...)

3/4 cup of tea (I used mint tea)
1 tbs of honey
lemon slice squeezed
shot of burbon

Toss back a vitamin C and some echinacea for good measure.


Is it bad to curl up with this and watch TV at 11am?
I'm thinking maybe a nap too.


Renee said...

Oh, that sucks! If the hot toddie doesn't help, try pink lemonaide contentrate - the way it comes out of the can, don't dilute it. Heat it up in the microwave until it's as warm as you can tolerate it and drink a 1/4 cup of it. You can do that a few times a day. Does wonders for your throat. And sleep as much as possible before Rhinebeck.

What a great place to hold a knitting class!

MamaLizKnits said...

do you teach at your house? what a nice place to sit and knit. feel better!

Carol said...

Lots of warm liquids help and I mean LOTS. Feel better. You have a few days to go.

Holli said...

Oh, the hot toddy! My husband swears by these things. Years ago while hiking in the rain and cold of Ireland he slurped one down when coming down with a cold and felt 100% better the next day. Here's hoping your toddy will be the exact cure you need.

Rae said...

after reading your post I wouldn't mind getting sick just to curl up infront of the TV with Jim at 11am!

Kym said...

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Sounds like you've got that covered! :-)

Anonymous said...

Know how ya feel! I've been coughing my head off for 5 weeks straight now! But come on, Beam?~~~ Jack Daniels is the man! We just got done touring Jack Daniel's Distillery recently, and truly, Gentlejack is the very smoothest! I know, I know, when the cold bug hits, who the heck cares what brand, as long as it does the job. So sorry for you, especially with your trip coming up. ~Jan

Thea said...

Hi Jan --

Just reached for what was in the front of the cabinet. But will try Jack next time, I promise :-) Seems there's time later today to do a side by side....

Heather said...

Now that sounds like the perfect way to treat a cold. Hope that you feel better soon

Anonymous said...

I made my own version yesterday.

1/2 a lemon
2 shots burbon
1 stick cinnimon (how do I spell it?)
1 stick licorice root
generous pinch shredded licorice root

You have to find a hippy-dippy sort of store for the herbs, but it tastes great—sort of a syrupy sweetness without being too sweet—and you can chew on the sticks as you go.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I hope you feel better soon! My family has always sworn on the curing benefits of a hot toddy so I say drink up!

Hilary said...

That's terrible! I bet the cold is those houseguests' fault. Boo. I hope you're better before Rhinebeck!

Anonymous said...

Oh—and hot water. That too.