My little friend Cameron came to see me with Louise his mammy the other day. He was not in his usual bouncy good form. On asking how he was he told me “I have a headache in my tummy!”
Cameron’s mammy was rather hassled because she had shopping to do and the young man was not up to trekking about with her. I offered to look after him, now please, I like my toyboys older than four years of age! Louise was glad of the opportunity to do the shopping unencumbered with a child that was not feeling well.
Once on our own I made warm drinks for the two of us and Cameron and I sat on the sofa with a throw over our legs and we read stories to each other. By the time Louise returned Cameron was sleeping peacefully. Louise was bubbling about her successful forage in the shops and had achieved so much more than if she had Cameron with her. We had coffee and the little treats that Louise had brought back for me. Just as we finished, Cameron woke and bounced about full of the joys of spring.
At this time of year there are plenty of bugs, colds and Flu about. I cannot promise to cure you as easily as I did Cameron but the following might help:
2 pears 2 carrots
1/2 pineapple 1/2 inch (1 cm) ginger root
The blend of these three along with the ginger not only make a great taste, but they’re good for the digestive tract too.
1 large mug 3 spoons of honey
3 thin slices of root ginger 2 lemon slices
1 hefty shot of whiskey 12 cloves
Pinch of Cinnamon
Stud the lemon slices with cloves put in mug with the remaining ingredients. Pour boiling water over the lot.
Drink – enjoy – Sleep like a baby