support local eateries | immune boosting drinks | fridays with oscar

hey gang!  depending on your city, state, or country, we’re all living under different conditions and restrictions.  but this week on fridays with oscar, i want to to take a moment and express support for our local restaurants.  it’s impossible not to take notice of the jobless numbers right now, with our service industry taking it right on the chin.  if at all possible, let’s get out and support our local businesses as much as we can during this difficult time.  many restaurants are still operating with curbside pickup.  so today we’re gonna do something a bit different.  no recipe, just a lovely take-out meal al fresco from one of my favorite restaurants here in Athens. 

and… get ready for this:  no cocktail either.  instead, we’re featuring three immunity boosting drinks that are not only delicious but will help your body stay strong and nourished. if the pharmacy shelves are any indication, it seems people are buying more supplements now than ever. whether you take supplements regularly or have recently started as a precautionary measure to give your immune system a kick start, eating well balanced meals with plenty of nutrient-rich foods is something we should be doing every day regardless.  i will share with you three immunity boosting drinks that you can work into your daily routine with ease.

support for our local restaurants

Lindsey’s Culinary Market makes wholesome, handmade dishes that are just perfect for take out.  we ordered both chicken and beef pot pies and a lovely green salad.  gotta be honest with you, it was really, really nice not to have to cook.  like i said, if possible, let’s make sure to support all of our Lindsey’s Culinary Markets so that they’re still there when these restrictions lift.  

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outfit of the day

today’s outfit is all about color! punchy, tropical splashes of blue, green, orange and yellow. perfect for spring and summer. i don’t know about you but wearing bright colors and bold prints really brightens my mood and lifts my spirits. it’s hard to feel bad or sad when mother nature’s clouds part and the sun shines warm and bright. 

this linen popover is from J. Crew and like most, if not all, of their prints, this top could boldly go with so many other items in my closet…i’m thinking khaki chinos or white denim. i love to wear shorts when the weather warms up, but they aren’t for you, cropped pants would be a great option. J. Crew has so many that would be perfect with this popover top.  i’ve made sure to link what i’m wearing, as well as some additional similars that will brighten your day. 

i kept my slide sandals neutral light pink suede today, so the focus is my top and shorts. 

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 immune boosting drinks

drink 1

the first drink is about as simple as it gets: bone broth. we all know that chicken soup is good for us when we are sick. it not only contains protein so it’s nourishing when our immunity is low or taxed, but it is also comforting. the same effect can be found with drinking a warm mug of bone broth. it might seem strange, but a mug of warm broth is great post-workout, or first thing in the morning. you can easily make your own, portion it and freeze it for easier use. or you can buy it pre-made at the grocery store. 

Store Bought: 

Kettle and Fire Bone Broth 

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slow cooker bone broth

Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, or frame of 1 chicken
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 12 hours

  2. strain solids from broth

  3. portion broth and store in fridge for one week, or freeze

Recipe Notes

if using a whole intact chicken, shred the meat and use in another recipe. 

 

drink 2

the next drink is a supplement that kelly swears by, it’s a plant-based blend of 49 different superfoods called Greens First. each scoop is packed with 15 servings of fruit and vegetables. not only is it important to get enough green veggies in our diet, but a supplement drink like Greens First means you are also drinking water too – and we all know how important it is to be well-hydrated! 

Greens First 

drink 3

the third drink is an immune boosting “shot”. the recipe includes citrus juice, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, honey and apple cider vinegar – all ingredients known to have immune boosting and/or anti inflammation properties. you can whip up a batch, portion it and freeze it. 

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Immune Booster Shot

Course Drinks
Servings 1 shot
Calories 134 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one orange
  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 grind black pepper
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp hot water

Instructions

  1. mince the garlic and set aside

  2. whisk together honey, turmeric and hot water until honey is incorporated

  3. stir in rest of ingredients until well incorporated

fridays with oscar

well ladies, another week in the books. i hope you found today’s look at immune boosting drinks helpful. i’d love it if you would share any of your immune boosting strategies or ideas with the style at a certain age community in the comments below. also, consider take out from your favorite local restaurants, they really need our support right now. thank you for spending some of your friday with us. oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a happy, healthy weekend.

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21 Comments

  1. Cheryl wrote:

    4 stars
    Great post, Beth.
    Those of us who are blessed with an income right now ( thank God for retirement benefits!) need to be mindful of those who are struggling.
    We’ve also been doing takeout from our local favorites.
    I got an email today from my hair salon, with the following link. Aveda salons are doing a fundraiser to help their stylists who are currently unemployed. If you feel it’s ok and not conflicting with any of your sponsorships, please pass it along to your readers. Half of the proceeds will go to a fund to benefit Aveda salon employees.
    Happy Friday!

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    Posted 4.17.20
    • lovely idea! our hairstylists are like family to us and we need to support them. thanks so much for sharing this! xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  2. Susan wrote:

    Beth thank you for the reminder, I will order dinner from a local restaurant tonight! We have to help them in these dark days! I am praying there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. We need to still practice mitigation, wear our masks and gloves and get on with our lives. This is our new normal. Thank you, you are a bright spot in our quarantine, I
    Have purchased some new Spring items on line, there are great sales. We need to support our retailers as well. Have a great weekend, stay healthy!

    Posted 4.17.20
    • not only do we need to support our small businesses, but retailers too from every niche. we have to keep this economy going during the tough times. thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  3. lynn Everitt wrote:

    Hi from Braselton, GA
    Great ideas in todays post. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    Posted 4.17.20
    • thanks so much for reading, lynn! stay well. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  4. Ruth curtis wrote:

    Beth:
    Please share the names of places you like to order for pick up and the suggestions for choice of food….
    We all have different taste but I would love to know some of the food choices you find tasty.
    R.Curtis

    Posted 4.17.20
    • here in Athens i love The National, Lindsey’s, DePalma’s,
      five&Ten (but I don’t think they are available for takeout), SeaBear Oyster Bar (oysters are SO good for your immune system), Five, and Heirloom to name a few. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  5. Judy wrote:

    We’ve been getting takeout pizza on Fridays from a new local restaurant who had the misfortune of opening the weekend before the Stay at Home order. We hope it makes it thru!

    Posted 4.17.20
    • i know you’re cheering from the sidelines for this new business to make it through! xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  6. Eve wrote:

    What a beautiful surprise. I love tropical colors in the summer but I’m usually shy about wearing them. You have inspired me with that beautiful blouse. Oscar is one of the prettiest dogs and I think he knows he’s a star. : )
    My husband is the chef in the family so he will love this bone broth recipe.

    Posted 4.17.20
    • Neiman Marcus Cafe always serves bone broth and popovers as the first course. it’s delicious and nutritious and so easy to make at home. bon appetite! xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  7. Sharon Mulliken wrote:

    Good reminders today, Beth! We are ordering from some of our favorite locally owned cafes twice a week….Wednesdays we do a more casual fare and on Saturdays we do a “date night” type of nicer dinner. It’s been fun! On Saturdays we set a nice table, have some good wine and dress for the occasion and then we usually watch a movie. Helps us to feel a little more “normal” during this time. As for immune boosting ideas, I am a firm believer in Juice+. I’ve been taking it for years….two fruit capsules and two veggie capsules a day. All organically grown, dried and powdered. Thanks for all of your pertinent topics these days and as always, your great fashion ideas and OOTD!!

    Posted 4.17.20
    • awwww, i’m so happy to hear you are making Saturday night a special night. just ‘cuz we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we have to throw civility out the window. thanks for sharing how you stay healthy. so keep on keeping on. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  8. Pam wrote:

    Beth,
    Happy Friday to you, Oscar, Ollie and your entire family. Your posts are so wonderful and seeing you each day is one of the few things that seems a bit like “normal”. I appreciated your suggestion. I am heading out to pick up my grocery order and added lunch for us from a nearby favorite local restaurant. I also love the bright colored clothing. So cheerful and already “in season” for Arizona. Wishing you all the very best.
    Pam

    Posted 4.17.20
    • thanks so much for stopping by, Pam! I’m certain lunch was delicious. and it’s nice not to cook from time to time even though i love to whip something up in the kitchen. take care. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  9. cathy ogi wrote:

    Thank you for this today. Always nice to hear those words, too-when this lifts. You can feel sometimes-will that time come. My daughter flew from Hawaii to get home, Japan, beg. of April. She was self-quarantined in a hotel for 2 weeks. Now at home but we are still wearing masks, disinfectant spray galore. Stay far away from each other. Don’t go in her bedroom. Laundry-wear mask! etc. God is helping though. Thanks again, Beth

    Posted 4.17.20
    • i am so happy to hear your daughter made it home safe and sound. God Bless all of those on the front lines that make things like this happen. take care. xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  10. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    5 stars
    Great idea to order takeout. We’ve gone for a number of years on a weekday and a weekend day to a locally owned restaurant, and we typically do brunch there. The food is delicious and it’s farm-to-table good, and we want to support them as long as we can, so we are continuing to order from them during these times. We also leave tips for the wait staff, all of whom we’re on a first-name basis with. We know them all–they’re like family to us. Hey–we have to help out family! I love the spring colors–it’s been beautiful weather here and my walks are my daily therapy and medicine. I always save ends of meats, bones, celery stalks, onions, any leftover bits of veggies, etc in a big container in the freezer, and then I make broths for soups with it. I also make bone broth often, although I love that you’re adding wine to it! I haven’t done that before! Excellent! I also use it as a base for many good sauces and soups. And I do take probiotics and also eat kimchi and sauerkrauts, which are great for us and help strengthen the gut, which is where much of the immune system is. I’m a firm believer that “real” food is medicine, (but if you fix it well, it tastes great, too.) Happy Weekend! I look forward to Kelly’s Saturday post. Stay safe, all.

    Posted 4.17.20
    • the staff at our favorite restaurants are like family especially if we frequent them weekly! Mr. style and i always had a warm welcome from two restaurants in particular. but it’s so important to keep supporting them during these difficult days. i know you’re doing your part, girlfriend. stay healthy! xo

      Posted 4.19.20
  11. MaryLynne wrote:

    While you were wearing shorts it was snowing in Michigan. We used to eat out a lot. I miss it. Will do take out tonight

    Posted 4.19.20

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