Lemon, Honey, Ginger: Kitchen’s Elixir

Who hasn’t heard about the benefits of lemon, honey and ginger? More or less everyone knows of their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and other healthy properties. How about easily using them together instead of individually? It is so easy to prepare this tasty and powerful elixir of health. The combined action of lemon juice and zest, honey and ginger, is not just good for sore throats, coughs and their prevention, but also for those who are bursting with health adding a touch of magic to daily drinks such as ordinary tea or herbal teas. It can be also enjoyed by simply adding it to warm water (not boiling, as it will destroy all the beneficial properties) to create a tasty herbal tea and, in the hottest days, to cold water and crushed ice (plus mint leaves if liked), for a nice cooling and refreshing drink. It is great for covering poultry for the last 10 minutes of roasting or marinating fish and seafood. For those who are experiencing sore throats or coughs and want to avoid pharmaceutical medicines, they would find it very calming, soothing and beneficial by having one spoon of this elixir on its own everytime it is needed. If you have any more ideas on how to use it, please do not forget to let us know.

lemon, honey, ginger - the natural remedy INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 jar of raw honey (300g – 400g)
  • 2 unwaxed lemons
  • 2 or 3 medium pieces of ginger

* it is highly recommended to use Organic products

METHOD: Empty the jar of honey into a bowl, squeeze in all the juice of one lemon and by using a wooden or plastic spoon, stir until everything is blended together.

Peel the pieces of ginger and grate them. Add it to the mixture of honey and lemon. Stir everything.

Wash the remaining lemon, making sure the skin is very clean and dry. Slice it as thin as possible. Remove the pips.

Fill up the honey jar by creating layers alternating slices of lemon and the mixture previously made. Do not use a metal spoon.

Put the lid on and shake it in order to infuse all the ingredients together with the lemon slices.

Keep it in the fridge.

I am not a professional chef, but just an ordinary guy who loves international food, trying new flavours and cooking when I am in the right mood. I don’t usually follow recipes, unless they are too complicated and need to be read. I love using whatever ingredients are available at home and make my meals from scratch.

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