Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rooting around

I had been "rooting" around the pantry for some tea (sorry, couldn't help myself) and found some ginger and decided to make some ginger tea. For some reason, it settles my stomach and after two weeks of holiday feasting, I really need it! Plus, it is supposed to be good for motion sickness and to ward off colds.

If you'd like to make your own tea, just slice up an inch or so of ginger root and boil it in a couple cups of water. I drink mine plain but you could add honey and lemon to taste.

This is my pen and ink tribute to my favorite cure-all.

13 comments:

Sally said...

Whoa!
Ginger Tea!!
I like it! XD
and great drawing!!! :D

Kate said...

Very nice Joan! Ginger roots come in such interesting shapes.

I am glad you are drawing again. : ) Missed your posts.

Artist Unplugged said...

Sounds good. Beautiful drawing, really loved the peppers from the previous post also.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks for the info about making ginger tea. I'll try it, and I love your drawing.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Sally, Kate, Artist Unplugged, and Sandy! In fact, I just had another cup of ginger tea this evening. It's so soothing and comforting, especially on a cold night like this.

DRB said...

nice work --- also tasty with tofu and thai curry

Karen Blados said...

I'm going through one of those phases where I can't think of what to draw. Thanks for reminding me that just about anything will work. Gorgeous sketch!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hi namesake - thanks for ginger tea advice. What a good idea in the cool cool winter months - its been minus 6 over here of late -very low for dear old England. Liked the pen sketch and took opportunity to scroll down through posts. Strange how often you sketch food!!! but that botanical card is wonderful no wonder its your favourite.

sarahgraphic said...

Beautiful drawing! I love it.

Sherry said...

Your ginger is awesome, gnarly in the best way!

Serena said...

I must try this....thanks, Joan! Wonderful drawing too!

messyfish said...

too true! this is all I drank for the first 14 weeks of my pregnancy. it is a cure all....including morning sickness! nice drawing too!

Yaggya said...

Wow, loved your blog and the sketches. Never imagined ginger can be made to look so interesting. I am linking you. Do add me too. :)