Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊. I hope all is fine with you all 🧡
Normally I have been sharing homemade baking or cooking from Norwegian classic and traditional recipes with you during the weekends,- except from last weekend,- and I’m not going to share anything this weekend either 😊. It’s not because I don’t want to make or bake or share,- but I think it’s better to save the different ingredients I have to “just in case- days” at the moment ,- and wait a bit with cozy baking and cooking 😊. Of course, if I’m make or bake something worth sharing I will share it with you 😊.
Spain is now in quarantine. It’s a very, very strange feeling. We are only allowed to go to the food- store, farmacia, hospital, gas- station and, if we can’t do our work from our home, we can go to our jobs, and short walk with the dogs, so the dog can go to the toilet. We have been home today, closely all day. Both the boys and me has been working online, and they have also helped me a bit with cleaning the home with disinfectant on door handles, light switches and other things. And I also did help my son in the middle a bit early this morning.
We have also listen and watching the news this afternoon. And,- well, we are not in shock,- but still all is very, very strange and surreal. It’s like living in a movie,- and that all this is not real. But it’s so very, very real. And we are in quarantine and live our life that way from now.
Well,- it was actually a tiny little bit about food I was going to write about 😊. I was a bit carried away,- something that’s not very strange in this days.
I’m so lucky that I have several aloe vera plants in my patio, and aloe vera is good to have for different reasons and for different things. It’s good to use if you are sunburned and it’s good to use for the teeth. I have it for my teeth at the moment. I still have a lots of tooth paste, but in case I get empty, I can use aloe vera to brush my teeth with 🧹. And I actually use it at the moment as a kind of protection for any infection and something like that for my teeth.
The plant is also good for the skin, circulation, digestive system, liver, bone structure and respiratory system. So these days I am even more fond of my aleo vera plants than ever. In its own way it is a small “medicine cabinet” 🥰. And I use it every day as well, – not just for my teeth, but also drink the water in the glass from my aleo vera plant that’s stands in my bathroom 🍃.
Except from my lovely aloe vera plants I also have three other things in my household/ food- hold that’s for me are important to have during this days we are in. And, except from water- that’s the fourth 😊,- but the three other are honey, tea- bags and oatmeal.
I have mint tea for a variety of reasons. First, the tea works antibacterial when mixed with honey (or sugar), it prevents and reduces respiratory tract pains, helps against mouth ulcers, is good for digestion and prevents dehydration. I have bought mint tea for all these reasons, but most of all for dehydration. If I run out of bottled water, I can boil water from the tap and use some mint tea to give it a little better taste on the water. Tap water here contains a lot of calcium and does not taste so good either. But tap water is better than no water after all.
There are several different types of honey, which also works a little differently so I only write a little general information about honey. Honey is a natural medicine and acts as a healing wound. There are antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in honey, and honey has an antiseptic function. Honey seems relaxing and provides better sleep – and it may look like we may need some relaxation and better sleep these days. In addition, honey gives a good taste on both bread slice, dinner and oatmeal. And, – I usually eat about 10 blueberries every day, but now I can’t get blueberries anywhere, and then honey is a good substitute – at least for me.
And finally, the valuable oatmeal. Oatmeal contains much of what the body needs from vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids, carbohydrates and vitamins. I can use it in bread, make porridge or juice. I remember when I had been through the births of my three children I always got red oatmeal soup. And it tasted so amazing. Fortunately, I got the recipe for this from my mom, and will make myself some soup one of these days. I can also mix oatmeal with fruit and berries and have it in the yogurt. So there are many different, varied and tasty ways to be saturated with oatmeal.
So in a crisis like this, like we are in this days,- my three most important ingredients in my kitchen are mint tea, honey and oatmeal 😊. But I have more various food than this. This is the food I really prefer to not be empty for, and of course, also prefer to have some extra of as well. And it’s not expensive either or take a lots of space 😊.
Do you have any special ingredients in your kitchen you prefer to have a bit extra of during this corona time? In case, – what and why? 😊
I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡.
See you soon 😊
My three most important ingredients in my kitchen during this days and weeks are mint tea, honey and oatmeal 😊. They all thred will give my body and my mind what I need, and it’s tasty and healthy too 😊
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