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Catnip Tea

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Nothing much inspiring has come out of my kitchen this week. I bought a butchered lamb for the freezer the previous week so we have been having a lot of lamb chops and roast potatoes. My husband does the chops on the BBQ and they are amazing. I did make a chicken dish but although it was pleasant enough, it wasn’t anything to write about or anything I will make again.

I was ill over the weekend; I am still staggering about the place dizzy and with a grade A migraine, unable to regulate my body temperature. Hot, cold, hot, cold, it’s a cycle that repeats itself every half hour. Unable to face solid food I intend to make a comforting chicken based soup that I always go to when I am unwell. My daughter will need to run and fetch me some Bok Choy first (an essential ingredient) as I am in no condition to drive. The husband is currently winging his way across the country on business, he felt bad leaving me this way but what choice do you have sometimes?

This morning I have hauled my carcass up the stairs to the home office, at least I can be productive here for a while. Before I came up I made a quick trip to the garden for some catnip and made myself a cup of tea. I enjoy the woodsy flavour and it (apparently) comes with benefits that I could use today. In any case it tastes good to me and is an easy way to get something fresh and keep my liquid intake up.

More on Catnip Tea: Thanks Lifehacker, full article here.
Catnip tea contains vitamins A, B, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, and sodium. According to tea enthusiast site The Right Tea, catnip’s calming properties can help relieve stress, anxiety, and help treat insomnia and migraines. It is a natural antacid and can help with colic, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, and flatulence.


Author: kolandasimone

40, on my way to 40 something...Still not sure what I want to do when I grow up, retire probably... Food obsessed, love to cook it, read about it, eat it... Chock full of useless information that crowds out the useful stuff sometimes.

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