Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Don't Come to Our House Today

It reeks of garlic, horseradish root, and ginger.

We spent yesterday evening chopping and grating the ingredients for our first homemade tonic, an absolutely horrendously disgusting tasting and smelling cure for the common everything. I took it a few weeks back for a cold, and it zapped it in just a few days. The same cold lingered in my mom for almost two weeks. (She didn't believe in the tonic's healing powers and wouldn't take it.)

So here she is...

One part hot onion, one part garlic, one part horseradish root, one part grated ginger, one part cayenne (we used serrano) peppers.

You soak all those tasty ingredients in apple cider vinegar for a couple weeks before she's fully ready for use. Then strain, gargle and enjoy.

Yes, it tastes like death. But if the plague hits your house, I know who you'll be calling.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

For My Mom

We've been so busy lately, blogging has not been top priority. However, to appease my mother, I'm updating the first picture so her in mid-air catching a frisbee in her bathing suit is not the first thing you see. However, if you haven't seen it yet, you should scroll down and look at it. She looks pretty fantastic.

This picture is from our vacation obviously (which I will eventually blog about). It was cool, overcast, almost fall-ish feeling day. It was lovely.

I believe Edy is praising the Lord in this picture. Or at least that's what I like to think.

And here's sweet Hattie, (also praising) and showing off her new, very sharp teeth.