Since I've had this cold/flu thingy,(is that a word?)I have made myself a lot of ginger tea. Not only does it make you feel better to sip that soothing hot cup of ginger and honey, it really does help you on your road to recovery. So, I thought I should post it for all you sick people out there. If your lucky enough to have a Mom to look after you, get her to make it or anyone else who is sympathetic to your sickly cause. If not, it's very easy to make, even for a sick person! (sniff!sniff!) The good thing is after you're not sick anymore you can keep on making yourself ginger tea as is very good at boosting your immune system along with a host of other great qualities, like indigestion, nausea, bloating and gas.
So make your ginger tea, curl up on the couch, get your blanket, box of kleenexes and enjoy it as much as you can.
Here's what you'll need
4 cups of water
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled & cut into thin slices
First peel your ginger, by either scraping with the side of a knife or a peeler.
Cut off a 1 inch piece and slice it into about 5 or six thin slices.
Put the ginger into a pot with 4 cups of water.
Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer 10-15 minutes.
Strain into your cup and add a fresh squeeze of lemon.
Then about a tablespoon of honey, or to your taste.
Stir and enjoy! I hope you feel better.
I strain the rest of the tea into a measuring cup and keep in the fridge. When needed I just put some into a cup and heat in the microwave.
Note: Wondering what to do with that left over ginger? Peel it, cut it into chunks and freeze!