Friday, 21 June 2013
We have had a big temperature drop overnight. The wood baskets are piled high and our fire is chugging along nicely keeping everyone warm. The last couple of days have been clear so my washing machine has been getting a workout. Rain is predicted over the weekend. I secretly have my fingers crossed that Saturday sports will be cancelled. Much of the South Island is experiencing snow storms and gales. We won't get the snow but the cold wind and rain is approaching as the severe winter weather moves towards the North Island.
Georgie and I are both full up with colds. Aches and runny noses. I've been falling asleep putting George to bed the last couple of nights, a good indication that something was brewing.
So I have been enjoying Lemon and Honey drinks when I can. I now always use UMF Manuka Honey.
"Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) contains special antibacterial properties not found in ordinary Active Manuka honey. The special antibacterial activity is measured as a UMF5+ through to 20+. The higher the UMF, the more potent the UMF honey is." - Comvita.
Unfortunately, the higher the UMF the more costly the honey, I use a UMF10+. I keep it separate to our other honey. This one is for medicinal purposes only.
Lemon and Honey Drink
Manuka Honey (use 10+ or above for the best benefits)
I place a heaped teaspoon of honey in a cup along with a few slices of lemon and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
Stir to dissolve the honey and enjoy!
I don't take anything from the chemist (if I can help it) apart from Panadol to keep aches at bay. Staying warm and resting when I can helps too. I also have a huge bowl of mandarins to work my way through today.
Does anyone have a great recipe for chicken soup that they swear by?
When the winter bugs hit your home, do you have any special remedies that you like to use?
Have a great weekend everyone and if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, stay warm!