October 15, 2012

Stay healthy this Autumn/ Winter

About a week ago, hubby had a cold and right before that, I had one. It feels absolutely awful, especially if you cannot lay in bed all day. That itchy feeling in your throat, the constant thumbing in your head, not being able to breathe through your nose... We have all been there.
I have a certain recipe which I prepare all the time and have stored in my refrigerator just in case I feel I might be getting a cold. I also like to use it in early Autumn when the weather is playing tricks on you. I call it the ginger mix. I got this from recipe from my mum who has been using it for I really don't know how long. Feels like every anyway.
Being healthy is the most important thing in our daily lives, therefore I would like to share this recipe with you. I know you may not like it at first because it has a specific taste to it. But if you are not allergic to ginger then I really think you should try it out. I didn't like it either first time I tasted it. I was a kid and thought it tasted absolutely horrible. Over the years, I got used to it. And right now, It's nothing special.
Ginger mix, cure for cold, cold remedy, home made cols syrup.
How to make a ginger mix, how to stay healthy, how to get rid of cold
Here is a step by step instruction on how to make it:
Step 1 - Buy ginger and honey in your local food store if you don't have any at home.
Step 2 - Pull off as many bulbs as you need then clean the ginger roots by cutting off the brown skin with your knife. Do not grate it all together because the skin is really woody.
Step 3 - Grate the ginger so it is in the form of 
Step 4 - Add honey to the grated ginger. Depending on the amount you are making, you want the honey to be enough to mix with the grated ginger. The amount of honey you use also depends on how you like your tea. Personally, I like mine sweet so I use quite a lot. For 2 cloves, try 2-3 tablespoons of honey.
Step 5 - Mix this all together
Step 6 - Transfer this mixture to a jar and store it in your refrigerator. 
       Whenever you feel you are getting a bit of a cold, take 1 teaspoon of this mixture and put it in your tea instead of the usual sugar/ honey you use. Drink your tea this way as many times as you feel required.

Have you tried this mixture before? Any mixture you think is great for curing/ preventing a cold?


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