In my CSA Locavore box from Juniper Farm each year, I am always excited to receive a few jars of local honey. Last year I peeled a whole whack of garlic gloves and fermented them in honey. Raw garlic is fantabulous for your immune system but this year I wanted something I could easily add to water to make a tea or add to my second fermentation in Kombucha.
So much has been said about the amazing health benefits of ginger and turmeric. Anytime that I am sauteing anything, I add turmeric powder. And any time I get even the hint of a cold or flu coming on, I make myself a batch of ginger, turmeric, honey and lemon tea.
Here is a simple recipe:
- 1 slice or two of raw (organic) ginger root
- 1/2 tsp of (organic) turmeric powder (or a few slices of raw turmeric root)
- 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of honey
-a wedge of lemon
*** If you are feeling like you may need a cooling kick, you can add some mint or green tea.
So this year I'm fermenting ginger and turmeric in honey (and a wee bit of water). Once I see the bubbles, I know it has begun to ferment so I will open it up each day and mix everything around. Once I feel like it has fermented enough (probably after a few days) I will put it in the fridge to use when I need it most!
What are your favourite ways of keeping healthy?