Last night I came down with a fever of 101. It was sort of a shock; I don't really get sick like that very often, and I don't know about you, but I'm pretty bad at being sick ... because I'm reluctant to slow down and do what my body needs to do to recuperate. I went to bed uncharacteristically early, at 8 (and then again at 10, because the first time I fell asleep on the couch), and woke up this morning with chills, which persisted throughout the day, giving way to a cough by evening.
You know those billboards that beg you not to go to work when you're sick, so you don't spread the germs? Well, I'm here to remind you today that it has much less to do with epidemiology than it does with self-care.
Maybe this was a bad month to commit to NaBloPoMo. But I'll post this tonight, in the interstices of my sleep and waking, and urge you to consume lots of vitamin C, available right now at your local farmer's market in the form of CABBAGE.
This isn't the cole slaw your mother used to make. But if you can stomach anything besides dry toast, it's an excellent way to dress up the traditional picnic dish.
Also: this is not a call for condolences. ;)
1 head of cabbage, grated
2-3 large carrots, grated
1/2 c. golden raisins
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onions
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1 T. honey
1 T. OJ
1 t. sesame oil
Whisk honey together with rice vinegar. Add sesame oil.