New Thing #215: Homeopathic Cold Remedy


This thing that’s been kicking around in my chest for the past week really came full force this morning, so I stayed home to rest. But I felt awful. And the medicine I tried last night did nothing to help, so I thought I’d check out some home remedies online.

This one sounded the least terrible and I actually had all the neccessary ingredients in stock:

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water

As you can tell from the video, it isn’t exactly the smoothest concoction I’ve ever drank but what you can’t tell from the video is that about 15 minutes later, it worked!

Most of my congestion went away during the day, my throat was soothed and my coughing lessened. It didn’t cure me, but it made the day a lot more bearable than I think it would have been without it.

Screw you Robitussin!



New Thing #26: Canned Coconut Water


Believe it or not, I’ve never tried coconut water. At least not the canned version.

I do remember my dad drilling holes in a coconut when I was kid and us drinking that but I always thought coconut water in a can was different. I’m sticking by this as “new thing” because I’ve never had it processed before.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

As for the water itself, it’s great! It really is thirst quenching like the can says. And a lot more natural tasting than anything else I’ve had out of a can in a while. I’m looking at you Tamarind Juice!

Although how anyone can get through a can this big of the stuff, I don’t know. It’s tasty but way too sweet to drink more than a glass of at a time. I’ll save the rest for my daughter, she had it at daycare and we’ve been hearing about it for weeks.


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