December 1, 2010

studio waterstone: a comforting recipe for a cold day

Mama Waterstone, who has reached Dr. Mom status and rarely gets sick, is fighting a nasty cold this week and between the sneezing, sniffling, and sewing all she can think about is warm, comforting things. She's wishing for a big pot of this...

studio waterstone recipes russian tea

[ a reprint from one of my earlier posts because that, my dear,
is all I am capable of at the moment. ]

Russian Tea

23 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
23 oz. unsweetened orange juice
8 oz. lemon juice
8 cups strongly brewed unsweetened tea
1 cup of sugar (to taste)
14 whole cloves
2 sticks of cinnamon

I like to heat it in a large pot on the stove to make the entire house smell delicious.

What's your go-to, nasty cold, comfort food?


  1. You poor thing - nothing more miserable then a sick Mama....did you get to watch Glee at least??? It was so might make you feel better. XO

  2. Hot red jello! Hope you feel better fast! I'm still taking zyrtec every day to combat the ragweed :(

  3. Sorry to hear you are not well. I am so overwhelmed with everything, the thought of be sick would put me over the edge. I hope you are not feeling like that and can get some rest. Feel better!! (I always like the saltyness of chicken noodle soup with a cold.)

  4. Oh my goodness all our crafty friends are under the weather. I just got over a stomach flu, it was not fun.

  5. That Russian Tea recipe sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try. My fav go-to cold/comfort foods are chicken soup and tea with honey and lemon!

  6. This has to be devine! The smell must be something else! It would have people saying oh wow what did you bake?! It must be so good thankyou!

  7. Thanks for the suggestions! Chicken soup is the best. I went out and got my ingredients for Russian tea. YUM - warmth.

  8. Oooh! This sounds yummy! Craig would like it, too. We actually have pineapple juice in the house because Craig was having pina colada-withdrawal after our vacation.

    Hope you feel better soon - take good care of yourself.


  9. I've always been weary of trying any kind of tea that wasn't sweet tea. I know, typical southerner. Lol. One day I will give the flavored tea a try.

  10. Mmmm, I've never added pineapple juice ~ will be trying that soon!! Feel Better ☺!

  11. feel better! that tea sounds interesting - I may have to try it.

  12. YUM! It was in the 20s here in Florida last night. No joke!

  13. That sounds good and healthy! I like homemade chicken soup, tea, and I admit to using Zicam. I use it only at night the first few nights of getting a cold and it usually lessens my cold. I think sleep is the overall best medicine - if you can get extra - hard to do for a busy mom, though.


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