Today I decide to cook for influenza. I am somewhat getting over it, and Tom is just starting and miserable. I found this recipe for Influenza Sorbet so I thought I would try to make it. Above are the oranges been squeezed for juice (I chose mandarins), and below are the lemons and local honey.
I also decided to make cider bread. Tom asked for it for this recipe. Here are some of the ingredients assembled,
and here’s the bread after baking.
I am not sure these foods are therapeutic. There’s a study that suggests a spoonful of honey works better than store bought cough medicines, and alcohol is an antiviral agent. These are comfort foods though and are tasty. And it is more pleasant to vomit these foods than others, I have learned.
The other major change around here (besides the flu) is that the swan population is increasing rapidly on our little prairie here. This is the view now out our front window.
And finally here’s a view when we had a brief sun break.