Yesterday, I don’t know what I was looking for . . you know how one thing on the internet leads to another thing and first thing you know, you’ve spent the whole day on the internet . . does that happen to you? It happens to me. And, yesterday I came across a recipe for Lemon, Ginger & Honey elixir. It was touted as a relief from colds, sore throats, flu . . who knows if it really works but it sounded good and I had just picked lemons and knew there was ginger I could dig and use.
I’m rarely sick but I remember one time in Louisiana when I thought I was going to die from a sore throat. My friend since first grade, Sarah, came over in the middle of the night and brought popsicles and dill pickles, which she was sure would solve my problems. I guess it worked . . I lived! 🙂
Anything that promises to relieve a sore throat is something I’m willing to try.
Simply, layer sliced lemons and sliced ginger in a Mason jar, fill the jar with honey, and refrigerate. Supposedly it will keep for a long time. When you feel like you need it . . scratchy throat, sniffles, achy joints . . or you just plain want some . . stir a couple of teaspoons of the honey into a cup of hot water and you have Lemon, Ginger, Honey Tea.
Yes, I’ll be the first to admit that I need to get a life but I had more fun watching the air bubbles come up through the honey.
You can bet I’m not going to wait til I’m sick before I try some of this. I’ll give it a few weeks to develop the flavors but I can hardly wait to try it.