Coming back from Mexico, I’m feeling pretty ill. My doctor tells me I’ve got a really bad cold and my lungs sound terrible. That’s always good news. He suggested loading up with acetaminophen and aspirin. The approach was interesting though. He said to take 500mg of Tylenol every six hours and to eat lots of raspberry preserves. Erg?!

Who knew that raspberries are loaded with natural aspirin? Well, the Internet, of course. The ‘net knows all… Well, actually, it turns out raspberries (and some other berries, like strawberries and blueberries) contain high levels of salicylic acid, which is chemically similar to acetylsalicylic acid (a.k.a. aspirin).

So I started out eating a big ole PB&J; sammich. But later in the day, I didn’t feel like eating the sam thing. We did have some smoked turkey breast and Jessica suggested adding the raspberry preserves to that. Interesting.

So I toasted a roll and sauteed a bunch of shallots. I applied a light skim coat of mayo and honey mustard, then loaded the sandwich with raspberry preserves. It was delicious! In the end, I shouldn’t be too surprised. Turkey tastes great with cranberry sauce, why not raspberry? Try it, you’ll be surprised.

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