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So it’s true, yesterday I was in my pjs so late in the day that after I finally showered, I wasn’t sure if I should just get back into my jammies or get dressed (I decided to get dressed).


This morning I woke up to the beautiful sight of big fluffy snowflakes falling on a fresh layer of snow. I made of point of getting dressed right away with the intent of having a very productive day. So far so good – I’ve accomplished a lot already, but I must confess, I only made it into sweatpants (not even sexy yoga pants) and a turtleneck.

It feels good to work from home where I can sip tea while I toil away at a variety of projects, bake a couple of loaves of European Cinnamon, Honey & Raisin Bread, and throw a load of laundry in the wash. It’s a much welcomed relaxing day.

Raisin bread


Knock-on-wood, Ric and I have dodged the colds and flu going around, but so many have not. Here is my favorite tea to drink to help combat the cooties and help you feel better if they’ve already latched on to you.

It’s loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients that help promote healing and it tastes delicious and soothing. I recommend using all organic ingredients for the tea, if possible.


Wellness Tea
Serves: 1 serving
  • 2-3 slices of apple (use a sweet apple, not a tart variety)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 slices of fresh ginger root
  • 2 inches of cinnamon stick
  • 6-8 black peppercorns
  • Optional: 1-2 teaspoons honey
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a large mug.
  2. Pour enough boiling water over it to fill the cup.
  3. Let it steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir and enjoy.
You can refill the mug with more hot water once or twice adding a bit more turmeric.
If you are worried about swallowing or biting down on a peppercorn, strain them out before drinking.

Enjoy and be well!

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