Eins: Hot Tea
Healthy Elvis Cookie Recipe hereEven though I didn't grow up drinking a lot of hot tea, think more ice tea with lime wedges and sugar, now that we are living in a cold weather climate, hot tea has become a near daily necessity. We have a whole shelf dedicated to boxes and bags of different teas. Currently, I am enjoying a winter tea with almond, cinnamon, and apple infusions. Staying hydrated is important during these dark, cold days!
Zwei: Saltine Crackers
When winter time hits, I make sure to keep saltine crackers in my pantry. A lot of people associate these crackers as "flu food" but I actually enjoy them just about any time. I might have a slight peanut butter addiction and these crackers are the perfect base for a small snack. You can read about grocery shopping in Germany here.
Drei: Lemons, Ginger, and Honey
You probably already saw this picture on Tuesday's Show and Tell but lemons, ginger, and honey are three more items I like to keep in stock. This week alone I have gone through several lemons and almost depleted the bottle of honey. When sore throats need a cure, I boil water, cut several slices of fresh ginger root, squeeze in half a lemon, and add in a tablespoon of honey. This hot tea combination is supposed to be a great aid in helping the body fight off the bad.
The following has nothing to do with the cold season but I thought you'd enjoy a mishap from this week!
Funf: Valentine's Decor
Last weekend I finally got around to photographing our Valentine's decorations. To create the look without spending money, I repurposed Christmas garland filled with pink and red ornaments to add some festivity to our home. I also made another banner using old Valentine envelopes, heart doilies, and Danish heart baskets. You can read more here.
Sechs: Valentine's Decor Gone Bad
And then I witnessed this happen. In slow motion. Helpless with the clothes drying rack blocking my running catch.And then I kind of laughed and saw the humor in what had just happened. My initial thought? "Well, that's 8 less Christmas ornaments I have to store." Of course, I quickly got the dog away, put on some shoes, grabbed the broom, dustpan, and vacuum.
This was the sad, pathetic pile of tiny shards of broken glass and two day's worth of dog hair waiting to be swept up and moved on into the trashcan.
What do you do when cold season hits your house?
Anyone remember the episode of Friends where Phoebe loses her voice but gets a "sexy, raspy, singing voice"?
Nice! I just downloaded the entire final season of Parenthood.. Boom! :-)ReplyDelete
Yay! We are in the middle of Season 2. I like that the show is about grown children and young children. Something for everyone!Delete
When colds hit we just stay totally hydrated and add in extra onion and peppers to get us breathing again! I'm sorry about your decoration mishap, that's always a bummer! Have a great weekend and well wishes across the blue to you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda! When you say add in extra onion and peppers do you mean to food or a tea of some sort?Delete
I love saltines when I'm sick. Those and gingerale. Hope you start to feel better soon!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Husband is stopping by the store today and both saltines and gingerale are on my shopping list. Have a good weekend!Delete
I love everything about this post! Parenthood is my absolute favorite show! And when I had a cold this winter and lost my voice I told my husband I preferred my voice like that. I felt like Phoebe :P Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Hi Addie! I'm watching Parenthood right now. Phoebe and Smelly Cat are two of my favorite parts of Friends! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Feel better soon! I shared my favourite drink for when you're cold and feeling rotten a few weeks ago (see here: http://www.torontosam.ca/2015/01/good-for-what-ails-you.html).ReplyDelete
I clicked through to your grocery shopping in Germany post. I love stuff like that. Whenever we travel to a foreign land (and I'm including the USA in that), I love walking through a grocery store to see what they have. It's amazing the different habits and customs that have developed even in countries that seem similar.
Hello! I'm popping over to read your favorite drink recipe. Thanks for sending that! Oddly enough, our grocery store keeps saltines on the bread aisle and not with the other crackers near the chips. SO strange! We also shop in the grocery stores while traveling. One of our favorite dinners was a "tapas" picnic on top of our bed in Venice after stopping by a small mom and pop store.Delete
Hope you feel better soon! Parenthood is on my "to-watch" list on Netflix. I've heard it's so good. And I really missed saltines while we were living in the uK. I couldn't find them anywhere over there!ReplyDelete
We seem to watch shows in marathons these days and not when they are actually on TV. I actually prefer it because then I don't have to wait a whole week for the next episode! The saltines I have found in our store are actually made in Italy. Strange! American food is slowly catching on and we are noticing more of it in the stores than two years ago.Delete
Sorry you've been sick! Also, I think I'm going to have to check out Parenthood, as I too have been seeing it everywhere. Hope you get to feeling better soon!ReplyDelete