Saturday, January 02, 2010

Brewing Up a Home Remedy

I'm not one to whine and moan about my ailments online (and don't worry, I'm not going to here) but I will talk about a delicious cure for one dry cough that's been lingering around these parts for much too long. My old friend Meilan shared this recipe online and it's so tasty that I have to share it here too.
I'm not 100% sure that it's going to kick the cough but the ingredients are certainly items for good health in general and it makes a heckuva hot remedy to sip on this cold winter's night. Cheers!

Ginger Brew

8 cups water
2 cups fresh ginger (washed but unpeeled and chopped into 1/2" pieces)
2/3 cup honey (buckwheat if possible)
1/3 cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half

mash up:

1 heaping Tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 heaping Tablespoon fennel seeds

Combine all and bring to a boil. Boil covered for 20 minutes, strain and drink.

It came out really sweet so I think it could stand a little less sugar, but it's still an amazing treat. Let's hope it works!

P.S. Do you like my new KitchenAid mixer that Dan put under our Christmas tree? Merry, merry!


Day to Day Tripper said...

Hope you feel better soon...they sell the buckwheat at SuperTarget and it's organic! Love the new look of your blog. Stay warm.

Hege said...

Get well soon. Dry coughing is hard when it last long...
Love your new blog design :)