Ginger – lemon – honey drink, the perfect anti-flu cure


You might have been wondering why nothing was happening on Fourchette&Knife recently. Personal things kept me busy as I moved to Southern France a week ago. The good thing is: Expect some Mediterranean delicacies to be posted this fall.

The bad thing is: I got sick right after my arrival. The annoying part of it is that it’s 30 degrees outside with beautiful blue skies and I can’t really enjoy the water because of my cold.

For this reason, I want to introduce you to a home-made remedy that works both in summer and winter. You can use it for any kind of cold, and especially against a sore throat.

Don’t be too scared of the bitter and strong ginger taste, this drink will help you to feel better and it will give you your voice back!

Ingredients:

Ginger root (4-5 cm long or more, can be stored)

1 lemon

Honey

Preparation:

1) Peel the ginger and cut it in slices, a 4-5 cm long piece is fully sufficient for your drink.

2) Bring 500 ml of water to boil and cook the ginger for about 5-10 min in the water.

3) Mix this brew with the juice of a lemon and add 1-2 teaspoons of honey, stir well, and enjoy!

The ginger trick – How to peel ginger:

I was told this trick by a friend in China and couldn’t believe that it had not come to my mind earlier!

Instead of peeling the ginger skin with a knife or a peeler (that wastes way too much of the ginger), simply use a teaspoon to scratch the skin off. Works wonderful!

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