Take a Peck of Snails with the Shells on their Backs, have in a readiness a good fire of Charcoal well kindled, make a hole in the midst of the fire, and cast your Snails into the fire, renew your fire till the Snails are well rosted, then rub them with a clean Cloth, till you have rubbed off all the green which will come off.
Then bruise them in a Mortar, shells and all, then take Clary, Celandine, Burrage, Scabious, Bugloss, five leav’d Grass, and if you find your self hot, put in some Wood-Sorrel, of every one of these one handful, with five tops of Angelica.
These Herbs being all bruised in a Mortar, put them in a sweet earthen Pot with five quarts of white Wine, and two quarts of Ale, steep them all night; then put them into an Alembeck, let the herbs be in the bottom of the Pot, and the Snails upon the Herbs, and upon the Snails put a Pint of Earth-worms slit and clean washed in white Wine, and put upon them four ounces of Anniseeds or Fennel-seeds well bruised, and five great handfuls of Rosemary Flowers well picked, two or three Races of Turmerick thin sliced, Harts-horn and Ivory, of each four ounces, well steeped in a quart of white Wine till it be like a Jelly, then draw it forth with care.
Source: The Queen-like Closet or Rich Cabinet, Hannah WolleyFiled under Remedy | Tags: ale, angelicam wine, aniseed, anniseed, borage, bugloss, burrage, celandine, charcoal, clary, consumption, earthworms, fennel, fennel seed, grass, hartshorn, ivory, rosemary, scabious, snail, snails, sorrel, turmeric, turmerick, wolley, wood sorrel, worms | Comment (0)
“Feeling achy and feverish? Have a bowl of Mom’s tom yum soup. Or maybe some warm milk with melted lamb fat.
Chicken soup may be the all-American cold and flu panacea, but around the world people turn to all manner of culinary curatives for the chills and sniffles.”
Full story: London Free Press (Canada), 23rd January 2008Filed under News | Tags: butter, chili, cinnamon, egg, garlic, ginger, honey, lemon, milk, News, pepper, soup, sugar, turmeric | Comment (0)