I wish I could say something more inspirational. Yesterday was, after all, the two-year anniversary of the inaugural post on this amazing thing we call Ali Does It Herself. We should celebrate.
Instead, I’ve been fighting off some ill-begotten form of the plague, and my stomach and I have not had kind words for each other for some time. Hence the dearth of thick rich foods on the blog as of late.
Anyway, one night, it was particularly bad, and I had nothing on hand that I could take or do that would make me feel better. So I thought, why not make some ginger tea? Not that I had any fresh ginger on hand, either, but I can MacGuyver things when I need to. So I used bottled minced ginger. It has a dollop or two of canola oil in it, but otherwise it’s just ginger.
And if I put it in a tea infuser I suspected it would suit my purposes quite well.
So the secret to ginger tea is in boiling ginger (preferably thin slices of the fresh stuff if you have it) in water. That’s it. The longer you boil it, the stronger it will be.
I went with ten minutes, because that seemed reasonable.
Then you dump a crapload of honey (or agave) and lime juice into it. Like a CRAPLOAD.
Then you chug it down. Works remarkably well.