Recipe: Soothing Lemon Ginger Honey

While you savor by the spoonful, or add to any hot beverage, please see page 1 for a new study that found honey eased symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 minutes
Servings: about 24 teaspoons


Zest of 2 organic lemons
1/4 c fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
1 c filtered water
1 c organic honey
1/2 c fresh lemon juice

Directions: Combine lemon zest, ginger, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a heat-proof cup. Rinse saucepan and warm the honey, but do not boil. Add strained lemon ginger water and lemon juice. Stir until combined to form a thick syrup. Pour into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. Allow to cool, then refrigerate. Stir into hot tea, or hot water, or eat by the spoonful. Keeps for up to 2 months. 

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