Brr.....it's cold! Best tips to stay warm and maintain good health in winter
Want to know how not to catch a cold and cough in the cold season? Share your tips and useful suggestions in this forum thread.
Across many States in India, we are experiencing extreme cold weather. You are likely shivering, your fingers barely move over the keyboard, even your mind feels totally numb.
How are you tackling the extreme dip in temperature? Is there any particular panacea that is working for you? Share them here and keep the ISCians warm & in good spirit!
(Note - please don't take tips off the Net, just share what you are actually doing yourself to keep warm and maintaining good health)
In my case, other than wearing sweaters to keep out the chill, I am plugging my ears with cotton to keep out the windy air from whistling through so that I don't catch a cold.
I am also making hot soup once in a while. I made Zucchini soup for the first time ever yesterday, made from a recipe taken from the Net. It included one chopped onion, one peeled and diced potato, one zucchini (peel it), a bit of ginger and a garlic piece, a teaspoon of white pepper and also a dash of herbs if you have these (I keep a bottle of mixed herbs on my kitchen shelf). Cook it in a tablespoon of unsalted butter, let it cool, then blend with a little water in a mixie, heat in a vessel, adding a bit of salt as per your taste and serve.
I also find having lemon-flavoured watery soup good to have - just boil water containing a few sprigs of lemon grass, one garlic piece, bits of ginger and a few stalks of coriander leaves (the stems only, not the leaves). When the bubbles pop up in the water, squeeze half a lemon into it, let it simmer a bit more, mix, strain into a mug and drink it up. (This soup was a suggestion of Chef Sanjeev Kapoor)