Cold and flu fighting chili elexir

20 11 2011 DIY

I am grateful - we have been blessed with great health this year.

Even the start of the colder winterish season didn't bring a cold so far.

So - when I found these beautiful chili varieties at the farmers market last week...  

... it made me think of a magic immune-boosting cold and flu fighting elixir I once heard about.

I definitely will give it a try to support my body further against winter's nasty flu and cold bugs.

Chilis contain next to many vitamins and minerals CAPSAICIN and this makes

those little hotties from natures powerhouse extra effective.

It stimulates the metabolism, cleanses the respiratory tract and speeds

up blood circulation. Due to it's heat producing properties it is also used for pain relief.

Here comes the recipe for this all natural elixir:

  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 or more slices of chili
  • 6-10 or more  thicker slices of ginger
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • optional:
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • half an onion
  • 8-10 sprigs of thyme

Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and add the chosen ingredients.

Let infuse for 10 min or more, strain, add some honey to taste, STAY OR GET WELL and ENJOY!!!

Oh - I also love them as a spicy Christmas decoration...



Boßelcaching

21 09 2011 Thinking About

What on earth is THAT???

It's the word marriage of two activities i recently tried out.

Boßeln and Geocaching.

'Boßeln' is like Bowling...


Without a roof over your head 


Without the finger holes in the heavy ball


Without pins to knock over 


Without a place to order food or drinks - so, you bring your own 


Without rules whatsoever ( at least, in our case...)


BUT

With a lot of FUN!



And for Geocaching - I'm sure, you have heard about it but maybe haven't tried it yet like me - it's the 21st century version of outdoor treasure hunting using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.You will be amazed, because most likely there will be several caches hidden right in your neighborhood and everywhere else in the world. YES, even in my remote countryside! 

Really fun - especially for " I hate walking" kids of all ages... Some caches can be tricky to find...pen, paper and creative thinking are good things to bring on this kind of adventure and reading the 'hint' might come in handy as well...

As life itself - it's the process that counts...

So, do yourself and your Neuropathways a favor and say: YES! to unfamiliar and unusual situations. Embrace life!

There are so many colorful little and big adventures life offers without needing to be hurtful to you, yours or your budget.

Once in a while or why not every day? -  leave the same old pathways in your brain and, for example, literally just take a new route on your way to places.

I always discover or notice a little treasure if i take a different route: could be a special tree or someone's well decorated entrance, a fun looking new shop on a corner or the friendly old lady smiling at her dog...

If you love words then don't be shy and let social media become your playground. Become a fan of authors, artists, organizations, businesses or public persons you are interested in - send a message or leave a wall post with your praise, blame or burning question and in no time you can have an exhilarating, blossoming conversation with fun people who are generally hard to get a hold of in non virtual life.

GIVE IT A TRY! :)