I think God made it gorgeous here because it is so short that you really have to stop what you're doing to witness it.
When Winter rolls around, so does the "Kotzebue Krud." A cold-like virus that will give mucinex commercials a run for their money. Your bones ache, you feel like you have strep-throat, and a headache that won't go away. People cough and cough and cough some more. And it lasts for MONTHS.
So, seeing as though I feel like I've been hit by a Mack Truck, I pulled out the trusty teapot and went to work.
Lemon Ginger Tea, with honey.
It gives you the warmth you want and need, while coating your sore throat in tasty goodness. I literally drink this for three months. Every day, all day long. As a matter of fact, when I travel, I take honey in travel containers (under 3oz, like what you'd use for shampoo!) and cut up lemon with pureed ginger so I can ask the flight attendants to just give me some hot water!
I don't use a recipe, really, but I'll try to recreate on for you, in case you've been hit with the Kotzebue Krud!
Lemon Ginger Tea with Honey.
For 3-4 cups worth
- Juice one half of a lemon into a teapot, with a strainer.
- Cut one knob of ginger off, and grate it into the teapot.
- Pour 4 cups boiling water over the lemon and ginger.
- Let steep for a few minutes.
- Strain into your cup.
- Add 1 tsp Honey and mix well.
- Sip until your throat feels better.