This cold is wiping me out.
David and I made a grocery outing yesterday morning (this is a giant deal in itself: the two of us have only stepped foot in a grocery store together 6 times in 13 years) and in the span of 4 minutes in the produce section I had dropped 3 things, including a dry pint of grape tomatoes that went rolling everyplace. Have you ever seen your significant other regard you with a combination of concern, disappointment and affection? I have.
I had such a loopy weekend. I would have these waves of energetic motivation and begin cooking/photo projects, only to get halfway through and begin to peter out. Looking around my kitchen in utter disarray just made me feel sicker.
Miraculously I rallied to finish these scones from Smitten Kitchen. OMG these were good. I added an additional tablespoon sugar and also sanding sugar on top before baking. I can not recommend these more! I didn't take any pics because I was busy dropping things and acting weird. But please go check them out on her site.
I did, however, take pictures of this elixir while I made it. This is the best drink at any stage of a cold. When you feel your defenses down, when you're knee-deep in it or on the happy upswing. I suppose you could also drink this when you're perfectly healthy and are just craving a nourishing hot beverage.
Lemon Ginger Maple Remedy
adapted from homeopathic ski pro Paul
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 T maple syrup
1 inch of fresh ginger
Cut the skin off the ginger and then slice into little matchsticks. Combine lemon juice, syrup and ginger pieces in a large mug. Add boiling water. Stir.
When you get down to the ginger pieces, nibble on them if desired.
Thanks for all the well-wishes, everybody. I hope this helps all of you out there who have been under the weather too...