I recently started a blog, but I have only posted a few entries. I’ve been reading my blog books, learning how to create a post (that’s what you are reading now), take food photos The tea photo was staged by me and my co-photographer, but the dog photo is a snapshot, taken with my iphone. I am discovering how to get my posts out into the blogosphere. My blog, Country Kitchen Chaos is about being efficient when working in the kitchen and cooking; it is equally about dealing with ADD/ADHD and dis-organizational problems. These are two areas in which I have a great deal of knowledge and experience. However, I also intend to blog about my current life from time to time. OK, so here goes…
THE DOG ATE MY BLOG!
Blog teacher: Where is your next post? It’s been several weeks.
Me: The dog ate my post.
Well, the dog did not actually eat my blog post. But, he might have for all the things in the house that he has eaten: shoes, linens, wood furniture. What he has done, is to take all my time and attention. Two of the things that I have a hard time dealing with on a good day. Yes, I have continued to bake for my business Buttercup Bakery and Culinary Center. But, doing new things is always a mental battle for me. And, blogging is a brand new venture that entails plenty of challenges.
Just as I started this blog, I found the rescue dog that I wanted to adopt. It was one month ago. About thesame time I dropped the ball on blogging. My new dog, Rylee is a 14 month old Collie mix. I am been disorganized since Rylee came into my life. He is as sweet as a dog can be; but he has not had any training. He has the development of a 3 month old puppy. Every day is a battle of trying to control the leash when we take our walks. He is jealous of my two cats and jumps up on me, anytime I give them some attention. Rylee and I take long walks, but he still has “accidents” in the house. I am signed up for training classes, but they can’t come soon enough.
Shortly, after I added Rylee to my furry family, I came down with a wicked case of Bronchitis. Hmmm, could dog owner stress be a reason!! Coughing has become my daily form of exercise. I’ve been using a tea remedy I learned from someone who lives in the Caribbean Islands. It certainly helps sooth my throat. Try it whenever you have a respiratory ailment or sore throat. I make my tea with local honey; which is said to be better for your immune system.
Ginger Tea with Lemon & Honey
1 tea bag of your choice (I like Twinning’s teas. i.e. English Breakfast or Earl Grey)
1 t. local honey, or to taste
1 thick slice, peeled fresh ginger
1 wedge lemon, squeezed into tea.
Use the back of a spoon to peel the ginger skin. It works like a dream.
Squeeze the lemon wedge into the tea and discard the rind. I find that if the rind is left in the tea, it gives it a more bitter taste.