Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Ginger Treat...

I've been feeling a bit under the weather since attending a business meeting yesterday. Of course, that's what I get for venturing out into a world full of people.

Mike and I are at home so often that we pretty much pretend the only worlds that exist are our Art and Internet worlds...and that's fine with us.

Nonetheless, after being around other people I always tend to feel under the weather, {cooties galore out there, you know...} so I've been really into Ginger Tea lately, especially when the Airborne doesn't seem to work. Fresh Ginger Root tea is a great remedy for the common cold, a sore throat, indigestion, etc...

Ginger Root Tea
* 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger root {you don't have to peel it, but rinse it off before chopping}
* 3 cups water
* Honey to taste

In a small saucepan, combine the ginger root and water, bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Taste. If it tastes too weak, continue simmering; if it tastes too strong for you, add more water. Strain and sweeten with honey or raw sugar.


Lieslou said...

I tried making this today during my Sunday brunch. It was super delish!

Petra said...

I saw this post the other day and finally stopped by the grocery store last night to pick up some ginger root--YUMMY!
This is now one of my favorite hot beverages. I bet it's just as great cold too. :)