|Christmas shoes, too.|
|Actually, we had two, thanks to time zones.|
The number-one item on my Christmas list was an apron from Anthropologie, and I was thrilled to find it under the tree. I love cooking, and (shh, don't tell!) I actually love cleaning the kitchen. I'm a slob in every other room, but an immaculate kitchen is an absolute must. Normally, I get covered in cooking oil and water when I spend time in there (our faucet is, um, enthusiastic), but with this darling garment, my clothes stay nice and clean! Who ever would have guessed?
But would you believe I forgot to wear it for today's kitchen adventure? Ridiculous.
What's that, you ask? What was this adventure? Let me explain...
There's a great juice shop nearby called Nectar, and they offer a drink they call "The Flu Shot." It's 2 ounces of lemon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and it - supposedly - kicks congestion right in the hindquarters. Since I could definitely use some sinus relief, I broke out my own juicer and whipped-up a flu shot of my own.
If you have a juicer, this is ridiculously easy. If you don't, I highly recommend you head to Nectar the next time you feel sick. It may not completely reverse your cold, but it will definitely give you some relief. Remember: fresh juice is nature's medicine. (*musical trill*)
- 1 Lemon
- Fresh Ginger root
- Cayenne Pepper
- Juice that lemon! The whole thing! Yeah, it's not a TON of juice, but that's the point - it's a shot, remember?
- Shake some cayenne pepper over the top of the lemon juice. Not too much! Your tastebuds are about to touch it.
- Juice a piece of ginger root. A section roughly 1 - 1.5 sq. inches will do.
See, so simple! Now, Shoot it! That's right - one big gulp! Just like college! If your eyes burn and your nose runs then, congrats! You win!
Now, I have to wash my juicer. And I'll put on my apron to do it!