Homemade Cold Remedy

September 17, 2014 0 Comments

As the seasons begin to change and fall approaches slowly, I always catch a pretty nasty cold. Despite my best efforts (hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and vitamin C!), it’s practically inevitable.

Of course, there are the classics cures, like chicken noodle soup and steam showers, but when a really nasty bug strikes, thinking outside the box is key.

One cheap and easy cure-all is making a steamy mug of homemade ginger tea . It’s free of all artificial preservatives and ingredients and tastes delicious!


Ginger Tea

Courtesy of Knuckle Salad

– Wash, peel, and slice about 4 inches of ginger root.

– Bring water and ginger to a boil, then simmer for 1/2 hour.

– Strain and stir in honey or sugar to taste.

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In July 2013, Mary joined the news team at FOX 47 KXLT-TV as an anchor and multimedia journalist. It's a homecoming for Mary, a native of Edina, Minnesota. She is excited to return to her Midwestern roots and tell the stories of the tight-knit community of Rochester. Mary is a proud Mizzou Tiger and completed her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 2013. She was selected as the 2013 David Kaplan Memorial Fellow, which included a fellowship at ABC News in Washington, DC. Over her time in Missouri, she worked as a reporter, anchor and producer for KOMU 8 News, the NBC affiliate for the region and as a graduate research assistant in the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Database Library. Mary also has experience writing and anchoring for Newsy.com, a multimedia video news service that allows users to compare news sources from around the world to see how a story unfolds. In the spring of 2012, Mary worked as a statehouse reporter for Missouri Digital News out of Jefferson City, where she produced radio spots for St. Louis' KMOX News Radio and KBIA, Columbia's NPR affiliate. Mary earned a B.A. from the College of Communications and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA in 2011. She graduated Cum Laude and is a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society. She is a proud member of Delta Gamma Fraternity and sports anchors and pearls whenever she has the chance. During her college years, she also studied abroad at University College Cork in Ireland. Got a great story idea? Or just want to say hello? Get in touch with Mary at mmcguire@myfox47.com.

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