The snow is piling up here in New York. I was even housebound for a day recently. After coming in from shoveling I made my self a cup of tea to warm up. And I reached for my honey jar. Back in 2013 this post, Soothed, appeared here on Not Quite Amish Living. It was a post about how to make a homemade cough syrup from honey, lemon, gingerroot, and cinnamon sticks. I made a jar immediately.
Back then a spoonful of this quieted my cough and eased my sore throat. In fact I made an extra jar, carefully packaged it, and sent it to my son away at college. He was a California Boy experiencing his second harsh Boston winter. I was sure he’d like this to ward off the chill after walking to classes. He liked it so much he asked for a second shipment as the winter wore on.
Since then I have kept a honey jar on my kitchen counter. I love a spoonful in my afternoon tea and when I have a sore throat it is very soothing, just as advertised. I like to put a spoonful or two in my morning oatmeal too. And sometimes I take a lemon piece out and eat it. Once it’s been sitting in the honey for a long time it gets soft and sweet like candied fruit, though still has the tang of citrus.
Since it’s still cold and flu season I wanted to point out this great idea to our readers again. Make a couple jars of this special honey soon, one for you and one for a friend! Such a lovely thing to have on your shelf.
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