Aisha just started walking only yesterday and today she is running, Masha Allah!! I feel happy to see her run, but sometimes I fell sad to see her growing so fast. Soon she will get into the adult world. Its all like the feeling you had when you are waiting for a tour from the school. You feel all excited and thrilled util it is over. I was patiently waiting for the day to see her walk, but now I want to hold the tiny little Aisha once more, a girl who couldn't do anything but suck and sleep. She is now exploring the world which her feet would take her.
On a sadder note, I have caught a bad cold, blame the weather here. There has been a tornado in some places in south India, bringing storms to Kerala too. I used some home made medicines and Alhamdulillah, I'm getting fine.
I'd like to put the medicinal coffee I made, which is good for cough, cold and throat pain.


  1. Dried Ginger - 3 to 4 pieces of 1/2 inch length.
  2. Pepper seeds - 1 table spoon.
  3. Coriander seeds - 1 table spoon.
  4. Fennel - 1/2 teaspoon.
  5. Shallots (small onion) - 2 to 3 numbers.
  6. Holy Bail leaves* - A bunch.
  7. Sugar** - 2 tablespoon.
  8. Coffee powder - 1 teaspoon.

  • Smash items 1 to 6. 
  • Add four cups of water in to a pan, add the items and bring it to boil.
  • Simmer it for a couple of minutes.
  • Add coffee powder and sugar.
  • Serve hot.
*Not necessary.
** Jaggery/ Palm sugar/ Sugar crystal (kalkandam) is better than sugar.

This is a sweet and hot drink, and a little spicy too. You will love it, and crave it when you have a cold.

That's all for now. Wish you a happy week ahead.

1 comment :

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum sister,

Catching up on your blog!I'm soryr ti's been a while but I was away.

A million congrats on Aisha first steps.MashALLAH that's a great step forward :)

May ALLAH SWT give you complete Shifa (recovery).Ameen!