• half a lemon, zest & juice
  • an inch of ginger, whole or sliced
  • green tea leaves (good for detox) about a 1/4 cup
  • 2 tbl of raw honey
  • about 4 cups boiling water

i love tea. a made a huge pot earlier today, unlike some people, i love steeping my tea for hours, i prefer to keep my tea bags in my cup, or if i am using loose tea i use a pot that has a strainer in it so it can steep as long as i want it too. i find the tea has much better taste and if i am using a fresh fruit or herb, the longer it sits the better the flavor.

since i am all sick and everything, i am just going to milk this for all i can. i made myself a huge pot of tea earlier today. it was so good, i am actually still drinking it. i am totally one of those people that leaves the tea out all day and continuously goes back for more. did i mention i just ordered an electric tea kettle, i am very excited.

back to my tea, i love natural remedies as you can see from my last post, i am really into trying to heal my self naturally. i met this women once who totally changed my life. she was really into using food as a way to heal and the more i read into it the better it all sounded. i must sound very granola, the person who tries heal the world with ginger, i might be, really, i might.

lemon, ginger, honey and green tea

  1. making this tea is very easy, you add everything to the pot, take your boiling water and pour over your ingredients. let it steep covered for at least 5 minutes, the longer the better.

tea wasn’t the only thing we enjoyed here today, j and i made crêpes for dinner. i just at 3, jack who decided at the last minute he wasn’t a crêpes fan ate the insides while dipping his spoon in caramel and p ate it all.

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i found this blog, my homemade life. not only does it have great recipes, it’s beautifully designed. i am not just into the food, some blog designs really get me. it makes me want to cook their food even more. i love cooking and using other people recipes in different ways. i love when other people cook my recipes and especially if they give me the big thumbs up, how can you not be happy about that.

i made sally’s (i don’t know her, but that’s her name) recipe earlier today for this honey caramel sauce. j and i have been eating it out of the jar since i made it. it is that good. totally sinful and just out of this world. it’s creamy like peanut butter but sweet like caramel. the honey is a great addition. i was a little worried at first it was going to be too sweet, nope, it was just right. not to mention it totally soothed my throat.

so this is not so much of a recipe, it’s just a how to for making crêpes, the best part, i had store bought ones so it wasn’t to labor intensive.

here is what i did: i sliced and cubed 2 apples, put them in a pot with a 1/2 a cup of water and added 2 cloves, 1 star anise, 1 cinnamon stick and cooked till soft. i spooned some of the honey caramel sauce on the crêpes and added the apples, which i then folded and hit with some more caramel sauce, because let’s face it, you can never have to much of this sauce :-)


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