10.06.2009

First Frost, Flu, and Food that Comforts


I am home again in bed with another bout of flu. Not two weeks ago I was sick, but it has come back to torment me. When I awoke this morning, not only was I sick, but was sick at heart about our first frost. It was a mild one that only did damage in small places throughout the gardens. Good-bye coleus, farewell zucchini, and it is time to wrap up the remaining tomatoes to ripen or prepare lots of fried green tomatoes.

My brother said recently when he has a sore throat Tabasco sauce is what he craves. When I have an achy flu I crave Campbell's Vegetable Beef soup, buttered saltines, and cold milk. I am guessing it is a comfort food from childhood. I just savored my last buttered saltine and spoonful of soup.I am off to bed again to try to restore my health. I also can never drink enough orange juice when sick. I will grab a glass of that before I shut out the world again under the covers. Sigh.

8 comments :

  1. IEG: Put a shot of vodka in that orange juice. Now that is medicine.HA!

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  2. Sorry you're not feeling well...When I have a sore throat I crave orange popsicles. And with the flu...it's canned peaches and toast. Remnants from childhood. Take care of yourself.

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  3. h no, sorry your so poorly :( make sure you bloke takes good care of you.... sending hugs...

    x

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  4. LOL@GoFigure and Vodka.... I was gonna say a splash of gin :)

    x

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  5. Thanks GF... why hadn't I thought of that?
    Linda... isn't it funny what we remember.
    MT... thanks for the hugs and the gin tip. I would have to send that bloke of mine to the liquor store.

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  6. ah, I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. It sure can be sad as frost takes our abundance of food away. Wishing you vitality.

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  7. I'm so sorry you are so sick! My daughter and son both have had the swine flue. It zaps the energy so bad. Take care.

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  8. I'm so sorry you have the flu. I hope you'll get better soon.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and to answer your question, no, that's not my house. I live around the corner on a hill lot which I like because it's bigger and I have huge oak trees in the front (shade garden) and then more of a sun garden in the back with a greenhouse and raised beds. I have a lot of wild areas and the only grass I encourage are tall ornamental grasses.

    I also have a lot of overgrown bushes and flowers that have gone to seed. I defend my wild garden on how good it is for the wildlife although I'm sure my neater neighbors wouldn't agree, ha.

    Take care of yourself!

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