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Getting Better Beautifully with Help from Germany

I’m writing to you whilst grinning my head off at GLORIOUS sunshine streaming through my windows. Birds are twittering madly and warm breezes are wafting hither and thither. This has been the coldest, wettest June in my memory, but this evening is making up for it with unbelievable beauty.

Wednesdays I usually feature the marvelous fare whipped up by the Culinary Experimentation Club I’m a part of. Alas, poor health has kept me away the last two events, so I have nothing to share with you.

Instead I have pictures of the things I’ve been using to get myself better or, at the very least, make feeling ghastly a bit more beautiful.

Water with lemons and limes.

Lovely organic grapes.

Cup after cup of tea: Moroccan Pomegranate Red, Good Earth Original, Sweet Orange, Spearmint, Sleepytime.

This evening when the sun came out, I took a little stroll to the creek, closing my eyes and feeling the wind against my skin, the sun on my shoulders, delighting in the blackberry bushes festooned with blossoms.

My friend Alessio from Recipe Taster heard I was sick and encouraged me to partake of spoonfuls of honey and bowls of quark (fresh cheese) mixed with berries and flax seed. He said that in Germany, where he lives, the doctors prescribe quark along with traditional medication. So after my doctor visit this morning, I stopped by the market and picked up a tub of quark and a carton of perfectly ripe strawberries. Reaching home I mixed the quark with agave syrup, topped it with berries and sprinkled everything with flax seeds. Delicious! Tucked up in bed I basked in sunshine and felt spoiled rotten as I ate spoonful after creamy spoonful of Alessio’s concoction. I just KNOW it will help me feel better!

This is my contribution to Wanderfood Wednesday hosted by Beth at Wanderlust and Lipstick. Pay her a visit to learn about foods from all over the world.

Alessio’s Get Better Soon Quark

Ingredients:

1/2 cup quark

1 tsp agave syrup

handful of strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 Tbsp flax seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix quark and agave syrup.
  2. Top with strawberries and flax seeds.



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Mary - I’m sorry to hear you are under the weather. Your photos are, as always, wonderful. Feel better soon. Blessings…Mary

Stephanie - Beautiful photos! I love quark – haven’t had it in ages. I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a shot!

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Mary. I’m a bit better this morning and am glad to be able to go back to work. πŸ™‚ So glad you like the photos. They made me smile too. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Stephanie! πŸ™‚ I just started using quark again this year after not having it since I was little. Just love it. πŸ™‚

RecipeTaster - I am so happy that you liked this summer treat πŸ™‚ I’m sure you will feel better too! Quark makes wonders for upset tummy especially when we are sick or are taking medications and with summer fruits, nuts and honey is simply lusciously divine πŸ˜€

Lots of good energy to you for a fast recovery my friend!

Rosanna - Oooh, I am sipping a piping hot cup of Good Earth Original as I read!

RamblingTart - I sure do, Alessio!! πŸ™‚ It’s my new favorite thing – utterly decadent yet so healthy. πŸ™‚ Thank you!!!

RamblingTart - Ohhh, how lovely, Rosanna. πŸ™‚ Now I need to brew some…:-)

bellini valli - I am confident this will make you feel on the mend:D Just the thought of sun-ripened strawberries makes me happy.

RamblingTart - I’m doing better already, Bellini! πŸ™‚ Those strawberries are absolutely amazing. πŸ™‚

Fifi Flowers - Yummmmmmmeeeeee photos!!!

RamblingTart - Thank you, Fifi! They make me happy and hungry. πŸ™‚

Sara @ Our Private Kitchen - Beautiful pictures. Hope you are feeling better. Being under the weather is no fun at all. I’m a big fan of Good Earth tea too but lately have been loving hot water, slice of ginger, lemon and dap of honey. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Sara. πŸ™‚ Ohhh, I didn’t think of adding ginger to my hot water! LOVELY idea. πŸ™‚

Blond Duck - I love red grapes! I have some every morning–it’s my favorite part of breakfast.

RamblingTart - Oh, that’s a great idea, Blond Duck! πŸ™‚ I like them so much. πŸ™‚ And they’re really good frozen!!

Anita - Thank you so much for your visit to my blog and your kind comment. I keep returning to that photo of the strawberries. Wonderful post!

RamblingTart - You are very welcome, Anita. πŸ™‚ I really enjoy your photos and need to comment more often. πŸ™‚

Jessica - What great photos!

RamblingTart - Thanks so much, Jessica! πŸ™‚

corrie - love it!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Goodness me Krista, those photos of the strawberries are just breathtaking! Get better soon-I know how you feel. I’ve had hte fluefor 3 weeks!

Jen Cheung - love your photos!! love how you have excellent photography skills! wish i had that too πŸ™

Carrie - I hope you’re feeling better soon. It looks like you’ve made an excellent start with your “get better quick” list of foods.

I love grapes, especially when they’re frozen. They keep longer and they’re great for soothing a sore throat. πŸ™‚

Joanne - Oh sweetie I hope you feel better! I’m sorry that this sickness has kept you away from your much beloved CEC. But you’ve definitely got some bright spots to help you along on your way to healthy. I need to try quark!

Nancie (Ladyexpat) - Stunning photos! Great get well food πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - I’m so glad, Corrie girl! πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh you poor girl, Lorraine! Isn’t it ghastly to be sick and in pain for so long?? UGH!! I hope we both feel better very soon. πŸ™‚ Glad you like the strawberries. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Oh thank you, Jen! I’m just learning as I go, honest. I’m no professional. I just have a little point and shoot but I’m learning to make it work for me. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Carrie. πŸ™‚ I love frozen grapes too! I didn’t think about how lovely they’d be for a sore throat. I will have to try that. πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Aww, thanks, Joanne. πŸ™‚ Today is a bit better and I’m grateful. πŸ™‚ Yes! You must try quark – it’s SPLENDID! πŸ™‚

RamblingTart - Thanks so much, Nancie! I had great fun taking them. πŸ™‚

Wanderluster - Now that looks like medicine that doesn’t need a spoonful of sugar. Hope you are feeling better!

RamblingTart - You said it, Beth! πŸ™‚ I am doing better today, much less pain. I’m grateful. πŸ™‚

Ksenia - I hope you’re feeling better πŸ™ That strawberries look awesome. The extra-big picture format only helps to make me feel even hungrier πŸ˜›

RamblingTart - This is my first good day of feeling better, Ksenia! πŸ™‚ I’m so very happy for that. πŸ™‚

Sarah, Maison Cupcake - Hope you feeling better now, I have forgotten about Quark, you don’t see it much here, I must see if I can find some again.

RamblingTart - I am doing SO much better today, Sarah. πŸ™‚ Thanks for checking on me. πŸ™‚

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