Friday, January 19, 2007

I (maggie) am back from mexico, and home this week with a WICKED sinus infection. gah. I have begged several people to cut my head off to relieve this pain but so takers. I am subsisting on echinacea tea and whiskey tea (recipe to follow). It really DOES help, and tastes yummy too!

A class note: We have ONE space available for the Hot Process Crock Pot Soapmaking class Feb. 3rd. If you want to sign up, do it now!

Whiskey Tea (Irish version)

1 lemon
1 teabag black irish tea (Barry's, if you can get it)
Irish whiskey (I prefer Jamesons)
whole cloves
cinnamon stick

Cut a 1/4 inch slice out of the middle of the lemon. Stick 4-6 cloves into this lemon slice, and set aside. Juice the 2 halves of lemon into a large cup (using a clear cup is easiest). Then add a roughly equal amount of honey, and a roughly equal amount of whiskey. Stir whiskey, lemon, and honey together, and add a cinnamon stick. In a separate cup, brew a strong cup of black tea - about 6-8 oz. Remove teabag, and pour tea into the whiskey/lemon/honey mixture. Float the clove-studded lemon slice on top of the entire mixture, and drink quickly before all the "good" stuff evaporates! This really does work to help cut phlegm, soothe coughs and sore throats, make you warm and toasty, and make you feel better!