Jon has a cold. They are more frequent in our household now that we have children in our lives (shudder).
I posted a couple of photos to stories while I made my latest batch of Teri’s Coldface Killa’ yesterday and got so many messages asking for the recipe that I thought I’d post it.
1 L bone broth
6 T finely grated organic ginger
2 T finely grated organic turmeric
Zest & juice of 2 organic lemons
Sea Salt and Pepper
500 ml strongly brewed Peppermint Tea
Optional additions: 2 cloves minced garlic, spicy pepper (eg jalapeno) to taste
Use about 1 L of the best broth you can get your hands on (use quality bones from healthy animals!). Put it in a pot. Add 4 – 6 tablespoons of finely grated fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons of finely grated fresh turmeric, the zest and juice of two lemons (and throw in the used up lemon carcasses too, why not). Dash of sea salt and black pepper. Simmer at a low temperature for at least 30 minutes. While that’s going, make about 500 ml of strong peppermint tea (or a tea of your choice, mint is nice because it helps clear the sinuses right away). Add the tea to the rest and once it’s cooled a bit, Strain the mixture and stir in as much raw honey as you like – I use about 1/4 cup in this size batch. (Sometimes I add raw garlic, too, but then it gets a bit weird… might be better to swallow that on the side to keep this drinkable. Jalapeno, or any spicy pepper is another optional addition!)
Pour into bottles or jars or a big steamy mug for your favourite sick person. Jon says it makes him instantly feel better, and now that this recipe is written down he can make it for me next time I’ve got a Coldface that needs Killin’.
If you’re sick, I hope you feel better soon; and if you’re making this for a sick person, you are a kind friend!