No gingerbread, though, I don't think we're really "rolled" cookie kinda girls. I *know* Bear is not a rolled cookie kinda dog. He's a raw cookie kinda dog. Or crumbled, hot, burned, peanut butter, made-of-chicken... Basically, he's a great believer that cookies should be his. And in his mouth. Or his stomach. He can maybe go for that one, too.
Anyway. I'm sick. Not, like, dead in the hospital sick, but more coughing, drugging, icky sick.
So yesterday I decided to go out and pick up some ginger (knew it'd be more than $1 a lb, but not much, right?) and make ginger tea.
The internets tell me that ginger is good for increasing intestinal motility, which sounds bad, and for reducing nausea, which sounds good but not too useful, and that it's got some vitamin C, which sounded just about perfect.
- Boiling water
- 1in by 1/2in chunk of fresh ginger, chopped, diced, grated, ground up, whatever
Oh, yeah, and peel it first. You can peel a day's worth all in one go, then just slice what you need off with a veggie peeler each time you refill your mug. After the first mug-worth you really only need two or three slices, anyway.
Right, so the cost of the ginger. I don't know if it's the store, or if something's up with the ginger supply, or if I've just got generally crap luck, but they wanted $6 a pound for ginger at Publix. Which I paid, because by the time I went out to get it, pretty much anywhere else close was closed. I've paid less per-pound for organic candied ginger, which is a much cooler food.
Anyway, for $2.39 I got a huge chunk of ginger, which I can use to make tea for pennies a mug, for days if not weeks. Much better than the little tea baggies. Add whatever you want to make it better, too. Magic, right? My throat seems to like it, at least....