As a family, we love to read. We will often cuddle up together on a winter night, each with our own books in hand or lay out on the blanketed grass underneath the bright summer sky and read aloud to each other.
Last week we were sitting at the kitchen table, Ethan was into one of the seven Harry Potter books while Thomas was reading this month’s Natural Nutmeg. He found an amazing recipe that he immediately wanted to make.
Dr. Tom’s Ginger Lemonade. With a name like that, we just had to try it.
Ginger and lemons are great for your immune system. Both are anti-viral, anti-bacterial and aid in digestion. All the ingredients in this lemonade help support liver health.
Dr. Tom’s Ginger Lemonade
- 1/2 lb. raw ginger, washed and chopped
- 6 medium sized lemons, juiced
- 1 cup raw honey
Start by washing and chopping the ginger root.
Place into a large pot with I quart (4 cups) of water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes.
While the ginger is simmering, cut and juice the lemons.
Strain the ginger while the liquid is hot.
Add the hot ginger water to a large pot, add honey to the hot liquid. Add 3 more quarts (12 cups) of water and the lemon juice.
The lemons and honey really mask the ginger, a flavor that can be quite overwhelming alone.
It is great as a warm drink. You could add it to your favorite tea.
I enjoy it iced. I hope you make some today.