Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Coconut oil and ayurveda to the rescue

Happy New Year! We managed to stay up until all of 10.30 on New Year's Eve, and that was only thanks to a bottle of Indian Cava and a lively game of Corx with our fellow guests. When daylight fades on Haritha Farms, you tend to fade with it.

I did, however, wake up the next day feeling decidedly peaky in the ear, nose and throat department, something which had been brewing for the previous couple of days and which has annoyingly kept me from the first two cooking sessions on our seven day course. M has had to do double shifts at Coconut Central. The food's helped though. Pepper and ginger can cut through most things, in my experience.

I also had to miss my first Ayurvedic massage, due yesterday at the Dhanwanthari Vaidyasala, which M said made him feel like a tube of toothpaste being squeezed at both ends. Instead I sat with a nice lady doctor who prescribed me some Anjal, something unpronounceable and some Septilin. The first two are tablets and therefore easy enough to deal with, the last is a black viscous liquid which tastes pretty alarming.

I don't half feel better, mind. So much better, in fact, that I got up at 6.30 this morning and rode on an elephant before breakfast. And tonight I get my apron on and get to work on those coconuts.

joella

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1 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

Ha! You said "Rode on an elephant before breakfast."

And then you said "Tonight I get my apron on and get to work on those coconuts."

Ha!

Oh.

6:25 pm  

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