That was me this week. I went to work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when I probably shouldn’t have, only to stagger home at lunchtime on Thursday and sleep for three hours straight.
My husband is smarter. At the first sign of illness he takes to his bed and rests. Although I tease him about man flu, his strategy appears to work and he recovers much faster.
What are your best homespun remedies for colds and flu? I’d love to hear your suggestions as, judging from the number of people off work this week, the winter nasties have well and truly arrived.
As you can see from garden photos above, while the pansies are gorgeous and some of my roses are still flowering, other parts of the garden lack colour. Here is a list of plants that flower during the Australian winter.
Persimmon trees displaying jewel-like, orange fruit on winter-bare branches are a feature of many autumn and winter gardens in Adelaide. If you are lucky enough to have a persimmon tree, or know someone willing to share their crop, you might like to try this recipe for easy persimmon jam.
Nigella Lawson muses on why she became a cookbook writer: ‘I started by saying that I hadn’t intended to become a food writer. But in writing about food I found my voice, and discovered that a recipe does more than instruct the reader, but is a way of addressing life, and celebrating it.’
Hoarding and Squalor is a new (launched this week) South Australian service and support guide assisting the general public and service professionals to navigate their way through local services and provides guidance and strategies to use when dealing with instances of Hoarding and/or Squalor.
Lindsay asks, Can you be Zero Waste and a Minimalist?