Monday, 29 September 2008

Anybody for a Hot Lemon?

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This is the second time this month that I've come down with a cold. Either it means I'm pretty run down, or more likely, that I've caught Freshers' Flu. With all the students arriving back, there are just too many germs around at work to avoid them all. Most of my colleagues are suffering, too.

As there isn't a right lot that one can do about a cold, I'm just sticking to paracetamol, hot water bottles and plenty of mugs of Hot Lemon. All the Vitamin C helps the immune system of cause, it warms you through and is refreshing at the same time and of cause it is always good for you, not just when you've got a cold.

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Hot Lemon with Ginger and Honey (serves 1)

1 the juice of one lemon
1/2tsp-1tsp of freshly grated ginger
honey, to taste

Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a large mug.

Add the grated ginger.

Fill the mug with water that has just stopped boiling.

Sweeten with honey to taste.

Enjoy while hot!

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17 comments:

Susan said...

Thanks for the hot lemon recipe, Sylvie! Sorry you're sick, though. Hope you get better quick!

chris said...

Hope you get better soon. Tahs hot lemon recipe is great, I made last winter for hubby when he was sick, it really eased his sore throat.

Chris

Raquel said...

Thanks for the recipe, I hope you are feeilng better soon! Much love, Raquel XO

Marie said...

Oh dear, I hope you feel much better soon Sylvie! THis is a great comfort when you have a cold though, ginger, lemon and honey. I often make this anyways, just coz it's so good. :-)

Beth said...

Freshers flu!! Poor you. I remember it well, luckily for me I only had to go through it for three years!!

Margaret said...

How miserable for you Sylvie - I hope you are on the mend.

ginger@dinnerdiary.org said...

Sorry you're not feeling very well, hope it clears up soon.

That's a beautiful mug.

Sylvie said...

Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling much better today and my sense of taste is finally coming back.

Ginger, the mug is from an Irish ceramicist. Have a look at her website, she makes wonderful things...
http://www.sineadloughceramics.com/

harrybell said...

A shot of whisky in there would improve the mix no end. Failing that, I swear by echinacea.

Deborah said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!! I'm crossing my fingers that I won't get sick, but if I do, it will be lots of hot lemon for me as well!

nicisme said...

Hope you are soon on the mend.
I make this too, but without the ginger - I might add it next time.

Rosie said...

I'll join you if I may Sylvie, I have also caught an awful cough and cold but i'm sure your hot lemon will make me better in a flash!!

Hope you are better now sweetie :)

Rosie x

Antonia said...

Hope you are soon feeling much better - twice in one month? How miserable. This hot lemon will hopefully do the trick!

Angela said...

I sympathise with you Sylvie as I had a miserable summer with the flu. I love hot lemon and honey, but tried the ginger this time myself and it really is delicious, will always have that in the future now.

Holler said...

I agree that a slug of whisky would have boosted it's medicinal powers! Nice mug :)

hanne said...

I make something very similar, but with rosemary instead of ginger. I bet the heat of the ginger feels nice, though.

Hope you're feeling better!

Esi said...

Feel better soon! This is exactly what my mother used to give me to soothe a sore throat.