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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2010, 01:56:31 pm »
I've started to come down with a cold and this is all I've been craving all day at work. If it wasn't for those budgets I would have made the 50km round trip home at lunch time to make it. So now I'm finally home I'm going to make a batch before heading to bed.  ;)
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2010, 02:06:36 pm »
Hope it does the trick for you ILB, don't forget the glug of whisky or brandy  ;) :-* :-* Get well soon.
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2010, 02:38:58 pm »
Thanks JD  :-*
Yes sipping at it now, in my pjs and have the whisky in it  ;) ;D

Actually just cooked it for 15 mins tonight and that was plenty. I have to dilute it with about 50% hot water as it's so strong. Which is easy to take to work as I just fill half the cup with boiling water, add the cold LGH Drink and it's perfect for drinking.
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2010, 01:46:44 am »
Hope you're feeling better soon.  Think I might be getting something now !!!
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« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2010, 01:49:45 am »
Hope you feel better soon ILB
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« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2010, 11:52:34 am »
This sounds great.  Hope you are feeling better.  We still think that the parsley lemon juice hits the lurges head on in our house.  My son came down with a cold/flu this week and I dosed him up on it for 3 days and now he's better. Everyone else had it too just to give us an immunity boost.  I also add fresh ginger to the juice and plenty of raw organic honey (retains it's anit bacterial goodies when not heat treated).  This juice is nicest when drunk straight away and I have found that it has a better consistency when I firstly chop/grin the parsley and ginger on sp7 for a few secs and then add juice of one lemon and half a tray of ice blocks sp10 for 20secs then add water (6000ml) on top of lid - still on sp 10 and continue to juice for 1 1/2 - 2 mins.  You can add more water at the end if you want.
 

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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2010, 11:55:01 am »
then add water (6000ml) on top of lid - still on sp 10 and continue to juice for 1 1/2 - 2 mins.  You can add more water at the end if you want.
 
Do you mean 600mls earth mumma  ??? ???
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2010, 02:23:38 pm »
Thanks, but no not better yet  :-)) have found myself fighting off so many colds in the last 6 months that thankfully haven't managed to take. So this time I thought I might take on Cyndi's advice that having a cold, runny nose etc is one of the body's way of de-toxing.... not convinced but thought I won't attack it with everything the medicine cupboard or the naturopaths secret weapons has to offer this time. Hoping that in the long run I won't keep fighting off these colds... Time will tell.

Hope you're feeling better soon.  Think I might be getting something now !!!
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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2010, 04:00:00 am »
sorry  Jd - yes 600mls. 6 litres would be a lot of juic to get thru  :D :D :D

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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2010, 03:48:41 am »
Yum.  I did not have all the "right" ingredients but it inspired me to give it a go.  I put the juice of one (very juicy) lemon, and one small sliced lemon, as well as a small (not very sweet) orange sliced, some dried ground ginger (did not have fresh - prob about a teaspoon or so), a touch of ground cinnamon (maybe 1/4 tsp), and some honey (not sure how much, used a "soup spoon" about 3 without waiting for it to all come off eachtime - so maybe 2-3 tablespoons), filled it to the 1lt line (so maybe 600-700 mls water), on reverse 100degrees for 20 mins. and strained

The house smells wonderful - I think it would have been ready to drink after 10 mins, but so much nicer after the full 20.

Ok, off to enjoy my drink in bed and get some rest.

Thanks for the recipe idea.

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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2010, 04:19:04 am »
Sorry to hear you are not well Jules. This drink is great though. my DS2 now asks for it if he feels like he's getting a cold
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2010, 08:17:27 am »
Get well Jules  :-* :-*
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2010, 08:54:05 am »
Thanks for the well wishes.  Lots of sleep and the hot drink seem to be slowly working.  Definately a nice drink but think "real" ginger would make it a winner.

Might see if my eldest wants to try it sometime (he's 4).  I've not offered hot lemon drinks before as I know how much I used to hate them (mind you made that way I still do :P - touch of honey, heaps of lemon and some boiling water)

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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2010, 09:56:18 am »
Yes, real ginger is the way to go but we don't always have it on hand when we need it.  Hope you feel better soon Jules.

I tried another remedy last time I was ill - it is from 'that site' where all the controversy is at the moment but this one is credited to someone.  I find it cheaper to make than the BHG one and because I had Indian spices on hand for the new cookbook, was able to make it immediately I read this one.  See it here http://www.stephberg.com/?p=2048.  DH didn't like it but then he doesn't like anything like this whereas I can feel it doing me good the minute I start sipping it.
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Re: BH&G Lemon, Ginger & Honey Drink for Colds.
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2010, 03:50:52 pm »
Actually I think I preferred the batch with the ground ginger in it.  Its nice with both, fresh and dried ginger.  And a touch of ground cinnamon.