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Winter has finally come to these parts, we had a gorgeously long, mild autumn but it looks like winter is finally here. Friday we had our first snow that stayed and yesterday we had freezing rain that covered the snow with a crust so hard that even the 30 mph winds late in the day could not budge the snowflakes beneath. Today the wind has blown long and hard enough that some of the snow has broken loose and began to drift. No matter, I am currently sitting in a warm house with sunshine streaming through the window and enjoying a good book. I am now reading "Two in the Far North" by Margaret E. Murie and loving it. I find life in the remote regions of Alaska, especially along with the early history of that state, fascinating.
I am also enjoying a cup of lemon ginger tea. I was cooking with crystallized ginger earlier and decided to make some tea with it as well. The ginger is not as strong in the tea as I expected, but I have also been eating the soaked ginger pieces. I like the pungent, spicy taste and its nutritional benefits to the digestive system, the antioxidants, anti-inflammatory effects, and it is being touted as a preventative to various types of cancer. I am not sick, but with all the colds and flu going around I am taking preventative measures. And yes, I know my stove top needs cleaning. I don't mind, a dirty stove top is simply part of a busy kitchen.
Lemon Ginger Tea
~from the Sense of Home Kitchen~
3 or 4 pieces of crystallized or dehydrated ginger
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
Place the ginger into your tea mug, or into a tea strainer, pour boiling water over the top to fill the cup. After steeping the ginger for 3 to 5 minutes, remove the strainer, if using, add the juice of one lemon, add honey, if using, and slowly sip the tea. Eat the ginger pieces for their health benefit and spicy flavor.
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