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    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Three tea bags : I used two citrus mint tea and a typical everyday tea bag
    4 cups water
    1/2 tsp cloves
    1 tsp Cinnamon
    1/2 tsp ginger
    pinch of cayenne
    3 ozs rum,brandy, Hell pick your fav. I used Vodka
    I simmered mine for 5 mins, yes I like it strong. Then let it sit for a couple mins. I then strained mine through coffee filters and poured into a mason jar. This way I can take out a cup from the fridge when I need it. I then reheat just till hot and sweeten with honey, or if you must even sugar.

    Drink four cups a day or more.
    All the spices in this drink are anti-inflammatory and can help with cough suppression, breaking up of mucus and increased blood circulation to help fight the infection.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #14877
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    Novus Ordo
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    Gypsy – Nice!  I like it…will have to try over ice since winter is over here or wait until next year.

    Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
    - Thomas Paine

    #14880
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Where I am, right now is the dreaded spring weather, sun in the morn and hot, then rain, then cold wind. Doesnt take much to get the flu around here. Plus I used all powdered spices, which is great for storage.

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

    #14881
    Mr. Red
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    Gypsy the first time I had one, my brother used screech in it. Cleared me up real well, but I think screech on it’s own will do that lol.

    For those of you who don’t know what screech is, have yourself a gander; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_Screech

    It’ll cure ya, or make you sick, but then it’ll cure that after a few more haha

    Canadian Patriot. Becoming self-sufficient.

    #14882
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
    Gypsy Wanderer Husky
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    Story of the Famous Newfie Screech

    Long before any liquor board was created, the Jamaican rum that was eventually to be known as Screech was a mainstay of the Newfoundland diet. Salt fish was shipped to the West Indies in exchange for rum; the fish became the national dish of Jamaicans and the rum became the traditional drink of Newfoundlanders.

    Not being overly concerned with alcohol content, the early fishermen tended to drink the rum at incredibly high strength with no attempt made to temper the taste. When the Canadian government took control of the alcohol trade in the early 20th century, they put the rum in a sophisticated, unlabelled bottle and fortunately did not alter the rum itself. This delightful product may have continued indefinitely as nameless rum except for the influx of American servicemen to Newfoundland during World War II.

    As the story goes, the commanding officer of the first detachment was taking advantage of Newfoundland hospitality for the first time and was offered a drop of rum as an after dinner drink. Seeing his host toss back the liquor with nary a quiver, the unsuspecting American adhered to local custom and downed the drink in one gulp.

    The look of shock and the glorious shades of color on the American’s face were overshadowed by the bloodcurdling howl made by the poor fellow as he managed to regain his breath. Sympathetic persons from miles around rushed to the house to assist the poor man in such obvious agony and of course to satisfy their curiosity as to what was going on. Among the first to arrive was a garrulous old American sergeant who pounded on the door and demanded “What the cripes was that ungodly screech?” The taciturn Newf who had answered the door replied simply, “The screech?” ‘Tis the rum, me son.”

    Thus was born a legend. As word of the incident was passed around, the soldiers determined to try this mysterious “screech” and finding its effects as devastating as the name implies, adopted it as their favorite. The liquor board immediately pounced on the name and reputation and began labeling Famous Newfoundland Screech. Over the years, the alcohol content of Screech has been toned down and the flavor mellowed, so that in 2003, Screech Rum won a gold medal for excellent taste at the International Rum Festival. Today, Screech remains a Newfoundland favorite. (NLLC)

    Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
    George S. Patton

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    Leopard
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