November 14, 2008

Spell for Banishing colds

NotLonely, 24 October, Recipe Thread

1 chicken
4 carrots, quartered
2 onions, quartered
2 sticks celery, cut in chunks
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch parsley, chopped

Put in large pot. Cover with cold water. Bring to boil. Cook till dead.

Drink the liquid throughout the day, reheating only as much as you need at a time.
Eat the solids when you feel up to it.

Kill-or-Cure Cold Remedy

NotLonely, 24 October, Recipe Thread

2 cm cinnamon stick
a few peppercorns
2 cm fresh ginger, grated

Add to a litre cold water. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add:
1 tsp dried or 1 sprig fresh (each) thyme, sage and marjorum or origanum
1 tsp fenugreek seeds

Stand for 5 more minutes.

Strain a half cup at a time and dilute (half and half – it can be strong) with hot water. Drink as hot as you can bear with brandy, honey, orange zest and lemon juice to taste. My man drinks an aspirin first.

Take litres of water to bed, dressed warmly, and get under the blankets.

Drink a few cups of remedy throughout the day, reheating only as much as you’ll drink at a time.

Chai

NotLonely, 16 October 08, from the Recipe Topic

1 oz fresh ginger, grated
7 peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
5 cloves
15 cardamom seeds
1 orange peel (zest only, about 6 inches of it)
1 pint water

Boil all together to strength required

I like to boil a vanilla pod in the water for 5 minutes before; then remove the pod and strain, storing in sugar for the next time. Then adding the spices above to the vanilla-water.

Many people add milk to chai.