Snowy Greetings this morning.
We have about 3 inches on the ground and it’s still snowing…. The roads are not getting plowed as yet as it’s a weekend so they are a bit slippery! Stay safe until the roads can be cleared 🙂
With The weather being cold and at times below normal temperatures it can be a bit hard to get all warmed up right? I am one who actually gets cold easy during any season so I have to find ways to keep warm all the time.Do not Forget it is Nation Hot Tea Month too! This month we feauture MORINGA TEA!!!!
There are many herbs one can use to keep that warmth going.. I make a great Decoction (Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals from herbal or plant material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes.) with Ginger and even sometimes Sarsaparilla Root too to warm me up.
Now I drink teas,tisane and decoctions all day long throughout the year. I do not drink anything cold ever. It’s either a hot beverage or one that is at room temperature.
Soups and Stews are also a great way to add warmth to you from the inside as well. You can also add herbs like burdock and dandelion root with ginger and this will produce a great tasting soup with so many wonderful benefits to the liver. too!
This is a great recipe for a winter cleansing soup that I was given by a friend!
2 quarts water, more or less.
3-5 carrots, to taste, and depending on size, sliced lengthwise and chopped a bit
1 beet, sliced
3-5 celery stalks, chopped
1 bunch dandelion greens. If not available substitute with kale
1 bunch parsley
1 burdock root, sliced lengthwise and chopped a bit.
1 4 inch piece of kombu sea vegetable, or dulse
2-3 slices of raw ginger root
Place all the ingredients except the parsley and greens in a large pot with the water and bring to a low boil. Low boil until the vegetables are almost fully cooked, and add the greens. Simmer until the greens are well darkened.
If you try it let me know how it is 🙂
Stay Warm and I will be sudsing Off!!!