Cold and Flu Season

Urrrrrrrgh.

Hey, even witches fall victim to illness and the whim of the season urgggness. So it’s time to make things which help enable the betterment of your body.Some of these are just good old fashioned recipes my great grandmom used all the time, others are things I’ve come up with and learned how to make on my own.

1) Honey Ginger Lozenges
-1/2 th cup ginger cubed
-1/4 cup lavender (dried)
-1/4 cup orange juice
-2 tablespoons lime juice
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-4 tablespoons elderberry juice (or tincture)
-3 cups honey
-powdered sugar
-candy mold

1: Using a double boiler mix the honey, ginger and lavender on low heat for four hours.
2: Miz in the citrus elements and elderberry juice and heat for another 2 hours.
3:Use the powdered sugar to coat the candy molds.
4: Mix in the powdered sugar in small amounts until the mixture thickens. You may want to test the mixture and fill one or two candy molds, chill them, and make sure that they solidify enough to toss in powdered sugar and store.
5: Once the mixture is thick enough, fill the molds and let them chill for a few hours.
6: Place 1/4th cup of powdered sugar in the bottom of a bowl and toss the solidified lozenges around until they are coated.
7) Store in small tins.

Chicken Noodle Soup
-1 chicken, picked clean (in a pinch buy one of those already cooked chickens)
-2 cups chicken stock
-3 cups chicken broth
-1/4th cup corn
-1/4th cup peas
-1/4th cup shredded carrots
-1 hand full chopped chives
-1 hand full chopped celery
-2 tablespoons garlic
-4 tablespoons olive oil
-1/4th cup chopped onions
-1/4th teaspoon brushed black pepper
-1 tablespoon parsley
-1/2 tablespoon rosemary
-2 cans biscuits
-1/4th cup flour

1: Cook the chicken in the stock and broth and pick it clean, chop the larger breast and shred the small bits. Make sure to get all the bones out too!
2: Dump in all other ingredients save the biscuits.
3: Take the biscuits and cut them into small dumplings (into 1/6th), and toss them around in the flour a bit.
4: Plop the biscuits in one at a time and stir. Once they float to the top it’s ready to eat.
5: I prefer to serve it with fresh french bread to soak up all the goodness.

Peppermint & Lavender Tea
-Come on people it’s tea-
-3 tablespoons peppermint
-3 tablespoons lavender
-1 slice lemon
-honey
-3 cups water

1: Place ingredients in teapot strainer and pour hot water over.
2: Add lemon and allow to seep.
3: Add honey to taste and consume!

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