Sunday, September 30, 2012

Michaelmas preparations

Here's the beginning of our food for Michaelmas and Fall. We had a little get together at our house yesterday and enjoyed the good company of friends and family.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Allergy Season

We're proactive with the traditional medicines like claritan or nasonex, to be sure. Those things are just year-round things we do at home (all four of us does at least something) to prevent allergy troubles. But this week has been just plum awful for our noses. I thought I was going down sinus-infection-hill last night, but amazingly I bounced. Such was today's trajectory, and after the small things we can do for ourselves, I'm starting to feel a little better and believe I'll sleep well.
From doTERRA, I use OnGuard (diffused, back of the neck), Breathe (on my chest) and simple Oregano (on the bottoms of my feet at night) essential oils. Also, the neti pot is a regular fixture with salt and warm water. In addition, I'm happy to report that Urban Moonshine's "Immune Zoom" has proved effective if I take it every few hours. (The taste is actually pretty nice, oddly.) Drinking water, succumbing soon to sleep: these are also most excellent.

Peach Wine

We like to put all sorts of food by for the colder times ahead, and fermented projects have been chief among our adventures. For what it's worth, I'd like to do lacto-fermented ginger carrots along with some version with okra. Here's in our next installment of drink: peachy peace wine.