Monday, January 16, 2012

Cold and Flu Season and Garlic Penicillin

With winter comes the inevitable cold and flu season.  Everywhere you go you see someone coughing, sneezing or blowing their noses in misery.  So far this year our winter has been mild with less snow than usual.  Our household has been lucky enough to have escaped both colds and the flu for now.  I'm sure one of us will get sick sooner or later, we always do.  When that time comes I will be making up a dose of my fabulous Garlic Penicillin.

Garlic Penicillin 
-6 minced garlic cloves
-olive oil
-2 cups of chicken broth
-1/4 tsp parsley
-1/2 tsp dried rosemary
-1/4 tsp. dried thyme
-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)**
juice of 1/4 of a lemon

Saute garlic briefly in olive oil. Add broth and simmer for 10 minutes. Add herbs and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add juice from 1/4 of a lemon.  Serve immediately.  Sip carefully as it's pipping hot! 

        If you're serving broth to kids, omit the cayenne pepper.