Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fighting off colds

I received these cute little Japanese citrus fruits from one of my student's mom's yesterday, straight from her garden. And I love things from gardens. They're called kabosu and are very sour and have a hint of bitterness.
Ryan and I have both been fighting off Fall colds and I tried eating some straight for the Vitamin C. It didn't work out too well for me. So I ended up juicing a few and diluting the juice with water. It tasted like an unsweet limeade. I quite liked it.One of the Japanese teachers that works at my school told me that you can use them for your bath, just slice them up and drop them in. It's supposed to be really relaxing in a aromatherapy type of way. So I tried it. And it was rather enjoyable but kinda a pain to take out all the seeds.Now that Fall weather is here I've been itching to make some hearty soups and stews. Last night I whipped up a little Fall-themed stew for dinner. It's chock full of veggies and chicken and I even threw a few pieces of pumpkin in the mix. Take that cold. We ate it with some store-bought French bread. Mmmmmmm.
But I regret to say that I woke up this morning and my cold is still very much active. Bah!

Oh well. On another note, Happy Halloween! If you haven't yet, check out Picnik's new array of Halloween effects, pretty fun!

PS - I'm going to be hosting my first giveaway this week so stay tuned!


  1. Sorry to hear about your cold. Don't give up on the chicken soup, which looks delicious by the way.

    I can imagine your face eating a kabosu straight, lol, I'm sure they taste good in a nice drink though. Makes for pretty pictures as well.

  2. Thanks Eve! I'm still stocking up on vitamins and fluids! :)