Just A Spoonful of Elderberry Syrup..: Daily Art Pratice
It seems as though we are still in our season of sickness, which makes me long for summer all the more. We spent our weekend at home with two sick littles. My daughter has the same thing that has come back several times within the last 1-2 months. For some reason she just can’t seem to shake it. When reaching for our usual natural remedies and prevention, I realized we were out of elderberry syrup. I didn’t plan on making it when I woke up this morning, but it was as good a day as any, especially since I was home with a sick child. As you can see, aside from the berries, these are the other herbs that I mix into the syrup (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, rose hips). With the addition of raw honey and raw vinegar, it turned out to be quite tasty. My children love taking this, no bribes necessary.
How about you, what natural things do you do to prevent illness?
Daily Art Practice
My shopfront for today is Antico Caffe’ del Moro in Rome, Italy. I had a difficult time navigating their website but it looks as if they serve traditional Italian food. The interior of the building has beautiful stonework with arched doorways. You can see my reference photo HERE. When I found this photo on Instagram, I was drawn to the warm exterior color of this building, as well as the greenery clustered around the doorway. I struggled with the lettering on the signage. I am used to using a Posca Paint Extra Fine White Paint Pen for white lettering but due to a dried up pen, I had to use a brush. It’s a bit sloppy but could be worse I suppose. Overall, it looks exactly like a restaurant that I would picture when I think of Italy.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Peppermint Chocolate Tea. I painted this tin from the front cover of the Republic of Tea Catalog. This tea is classified as a dessert tea but it can be consumed at any time during the day. I would have never thought these two flavors would be good in tea form but I was very surprised. It’s delicious!
Happy Tea Day,