Monday, April 10, 2006

Cookiecrumb Has a Crappy Cold







Crap.

19 comments:

Monkey Gland said...

There's only one known sure fire cure. Whisky.

cookiecrumb said...

I started on wine this morning at about six. (Woke up at four.)
Slept it off.
I think, yes. Whisky. Now.

Greg said...

Hot toddy..add sugar to some really hot water in a snifter..Pour in a large portion of brandy and a twist of lemon.That will either knock you out or the cold. Good either way.Get better.

kudzu said...

After you get a hangover from the other cures, try this non-alcoholic one: smashed slices of gresh ginger steeped in boiling-temp. water. Add lemon juice to tast. When you feel you can deal with it, add chile pepper flakes, as well.

Also: chicken broth with ginger (same method), smashed garlic clove, pepper flakes. Sip it. Corragio!

michelle said...

Poor cookiecrumb. Get well soon. I like the whisky idea, but maybe the hot toddy would go down a little easier? Looks like you got an empathy cold from feeling bad for poor beansprout! And good grief, woman, how did you post so much since I was at my computer on Friday? I've missed so much!

Kevin said...

CC,

Poor darlin'.

Kalyn said...

So sorry. It's the awful weather you're having. (I know, bad weather does not cause colds; it's a virus. Still, science be damned, I think there's a connection.)

mrs d said...

Ugh. Get well soon. My internet connection had a cold all weekend (again, grr), so I sympathize.

cookiecrumb said...

I really like kudzu's remedies.
So: I've been compusively washing my hands after every time I go out this winter (and it's still winter, dammit), but on Thursday, after my gym workout, I stopped for tea at the little cafe, where mobs of daycare kids riot after school... and I suddenly found myself rubbing my eyes. I knew I was doomed.

kudzu said...

Anklebiters!! They can get you every time. I love them (having some around) but one must be constantly on the defensive.

Sorry I had so many typos. Was eating popcorn while sending. (Don't ask.)

If you like, you cam add brown sugar to the first ginger tea. This will help the throat and loosen things up. Then the chicken broth will start to give you some gumption. Enjoy.

Sculpin said...

Oh, bummer. I'm sorry. That's no fun.

I like kudzu's cures too. Those are about what I use, though I suspect I use a good deal more garlic. I also like putting some star anise in with my gingery chicken broth when I want a bit of a change. And sometimes I make onion soup or just toss some frozen caramelized onions into some chicken broth.

My fanciest cold cure ever was one I used a few years ago. If you have a rosebush with fragrant flowers, and you don't use any crazy sprays on it, you can make a lovely rose-scented honey this summer by steeping petals in honey for a few weeks. (Traditional preservation method and all, doncha know. Be sure the petals are quite dry.) This makes a nice addition to tea. I don't think the rose has any real medicinal value or anything, but the scent reminds me that the weather will eventually get better and so will I.

I hope you get well soon.

Catherine said...

my grandmother swore by those hot toddies

Cate said...

Sore throat just landed in our house yesterday ... misery loves company. ;) Hope you're feeling better soon.

mrs d said...

I don't have any cold remedies to suggest, but perhaps this video clip of Dick Cheney getting his ass handed to him on a boo platter as he threw out the MLB season's first pitch might cheer you up a little. :-)

cookiecrumb said...

Mrs. D.: Preview is Your Friend. Check the link. (Actually, it DID make me laugh.)
If you want to kill your comment, I'll kill this one too.
(Murderous.)

drbiggles said...

I have my own way of handling colds.

I marinate a beef roast with red wine and herbies for a while. Then wrap it in bacon, showing portions of the beef through. Roast at 375 until done.

That's how I do it, feed a cold.

Biggles

mrs d said...

AAACK!

Damn cut and paste is evil on this compy. Hate hate hate. (Also, I previewed to check that I closed the link, not that I got the right link.)

Okay, HERE is the now-infamous Cheney boo.

Sheesh. I need to give my wireless keyboard a round thrashing for all the misbehaving I get from it.

cookiecrumb said...

Mrs. D., you helped this poor ailing woman write her blog post today.
Go see.
xx

mrs d said...

Hah!

And here, I came back to ponder whether I'd gotten my first link right after all. I mean, I did link our Veep to an image of an evil Cthulhu elder god, and that can't be too far off, right?