Friday, December 14, 2012

hot lemon honey tea

I work in a radio newsroom.

But for the last four days, I've only heard silence.

I've been at home, recovering from the flu. Listening to the radio and following the news seemed like too much for my weakened state.

This afternoon, I thought I should check what's happening, as I get ready to plunge back into the newsroom next week.

And suddenly all I could see and hear was this the school shooting in Connecticut.

While I am safe and warm in my little home, feeling sorry for myself because I have the flu, this unimaginable horror is tearing through lives in Connecticut.

I wanted to give you this my simple family recipe for lemon honey tea, in case you're not feeling well, either.

one year ago: cheesy grapes

two years ago: tipsy rum balls

hot lemon honey tea

juice from 1 regular lemon
a good dollop of honey (about 3 tbsp?)
a splash of rum

Fill the kettle with cold water and turn it on. While it's coming to a boil, juice the lemon and pour the juice into the bottom of the teapot. Add a good dollop of honey and a splash of rum (whisky would also work). Pour over the boiling water to almost fill the teapot. Stir everything together. Taste and add more lemon or honey, as you like. Don't be afraid to add more honey you want to enjoy this drink, not be making puckery faces.



  1. This is exactly what I was looking for last night!! Apparently there is a neo citran crisis in Victoria...everywhere is sold out! I remembered reading this a few days ago and made it last night to help fight my cold. Thanks!

  2. I'm so glad to help . . . and hope you feel better soon! (: