Something's been trying to get me these past few days. It's been lurking at the back of my throat threatening to worsen. I had felt like I was managing to keep it at bay by overdosing on vitamin C, Olive leaf extract and Colloidal silver, but this morning I woke up feeling like crap. My nose is now slightly blocked and my head feels stuffy. Still it could be worse. There have been some real nasties doing the rounds these last few months and if I can manage to keep things at this stage, I should be feeling back to normal within the next few days.
Don't get me wrong, there have been some really lovely moments especially when playing outside on their 'boats' (fallen branches from the neighbours palm). And when we go bike riding around the neighbourhood or for a play at the park they get on great. But I find this motherhood business is all a balancing act and I'm constantly trying to figure it all out, trying to pre-empt the kids needs before they get past the point of no return. Hungry, tired, thirsty, hot, cold?
Oh the joys I tell ya.
Enjoy your tea people, I know I have been xx
soothing lemon, honey + rosemary tea
This really is just an idea more so than an actual recipe. Make adjustments to your taste, especially if the lemons you are using are somewhat tart. I like mine on the sour side so use around 2 tablespoons of honey, but feel free to add more if preferred.
- 2 cups (500ml) filtered water
- 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh rosemary
- juice 2 medium lemons
- 2-4 tablespoons honey
Bring the water and rosemary to the boil in a small pot over high heat. Allow to boil for about a minute then remove from the heat and set aside for a further minute to steep. Add lemon juice and honey (to taste). Give it all a good stir to dissolve the honey then strain into glasses and serve. If you don't have a strainer don't stress, just pour into glasses and the allow the rosemary to settle to the bottom before drinking. I really don't mind the odd little bit of rosemary to chew on, so I skip the straining part most times.
This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-free.