Sometimes you just don’t need a recipe to know what your body craves. This is one of those days, because it’s chilly and rainy and I have a bad cold. One of those I don’t want to do anything at all kind of colds.
I have been battling it for 5 days. It started typically enough with a scratchy throat. By the next day I had a stuffy nose, but no fever. In fact if it weren’t for the stuffy nose I would have said I felt just fine. I had just about convinced myself that it was not a cold at all, just a mild allergy flair up.
But, alas sometime in the night these sniffles moved into my chest and sat down with a great heavy thud! My chest is so congested that it actually feels as if a great big bear is sitting on it while sticking a long feather down my throat. Tickling away for his own amusement. The tickle leads to a cough, the cough leads to hack and the hack brings up some of the nastiest stuff you’d ever want to see.
The only way to calm the tickle and stop the process is to drink warm tea. And I mean constantly. But a man’s gotta eat too. But I have no stomach for any sort of tid-bit or noshy thing. So it’s toast for me. Tea and toast with a little butter and honey for comfort. more »