Sunday, January 4, 2009

parental discretion advised

I sweartagod it's only a mushroom. A shiitake. Lee ordered it from Fungi Perfecti. He puts them in his miso soup every morning, along with some fresh ginger.

Lee is a man of many concoctions. He is sitting here next to me, so I think I will take this opportunity to interview him about it.

M: Can I talk about all of your concoctions?
L: Sure. You wanna know what I just now drank?
M: Okay.
L: Five dashes of cayenne pepper in water. I used it to wash down my curcumin pills.
M: What do those do?
L: Oh, everything. I am also soaking two cacao beans in water to remove the skin, revealing the delicious nibs inside.
M: Any others you'd like to mention?
L: Of course red wine, my favorite staple, which I prefer to drink early in the morning.
M: Don't you do some kind of algae?
L: No, alfalfa. I mix 1 tablespoon alfalfa with 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast, and it tastes really good with chocolate soy milk. Earlier today, I mixed approximately 4 ounces kefir, 1 teaspoon ground flax seed, and 1 teaspoon flax seed oil, and then consumed it. But my favorite, as you know, is garlic. Simply smoosh, wait ten minutes, and consume raw. I put it in water and drink it.
M: Yes, that one's fun.
L: I take 1 tablespoon unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of local honey or blackstrap molasses every now and then.
M: Are you the healthiest man alive?
L: No, but it keeps me going.

So there you have it.

L: But I've got more.
M: Really?
L: Goldenseal root tea, or any old green tea. I like to chew raw cinnamon sticks. And I like anything that's cultured, like unpasteurized sauerkraut and kimchee. I also take a quarter teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar mixed with distilled water in a neti pot to flush my sinuses. Which I quit doing for a while and then I got a cold, so now I'm doing it again.
M: It's way past time for the kids to go to bed.


The Country Experience said...

lol You asked, didn't you? ;) He is indeed a man of many concoctions.

That is one funky mushroom!

Julia said...

Does apple cider vinegar in a neti pot sting as much as it sounds like it might? Ooeee.

Glad to hear that chewing cinnamon sticks may be healthy. I like to nibble on them myself after swirling them around a nice hot toddy (when I have a cold of course ;-).

Anthony, Lori and Cutler Turner said...

Your husband cracks me up

countrypeapie said...

Hey TCE! Funky indeed!

J, I inquired about the stinging, and he says it did in the beginning, but apparently his nostrils have developed a tolerance. I wouldn't know -- while I consider myself pretty health conscious, I do not partake in any of these strange brews!

Hey Lori! Yeah, he's pretty fun to have around. :)