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How I Nurse a Cold

After days of New Year’s holiday festivities, crammed into close quarters with nearly a thousand people, I came down with a cold. It was worth it, as one of the holiday highlights was sitting a few seats away from Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, who attended services this year at my synagogue. Upon waking up with a raspy throat, I immediately walked to Trader Joe’s and bought supplies. Fixings for chicken soup, honey and lemon for tea, and salt water to gargle. I find that this ritual and the mixture of ingredients helps me mend more quickly. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.


2 comments for “How I Nurse a Cold”

  1. Claire says:

    Hope you feel better soon! I had a bit of cold with a lot of lethargy the other week. My paralegal brought me ingredients to make a spicy tea (lemon, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, chili pepper, honey, and I think I’m forgetting something). It was actually pretty good. I nursed my cold with Gatorade and ramen noodles. Not nearly so nice as making a soup from scratch!

    • wendy says:

      I’ve got it down where I can put up a pot of chicken soup in 5 minutes (as long as I’m willing to wait 3 hours for it to be done.) Your paralegal’s concoction sounds good too!

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