Ginger – lemon – honey drink, the perfect anti-flu cure

You might have been wondering why nothing was happening on Fourchette&Knife recently. Personal things kept me busy as I moved to Southern France a week ago. The good thing is: Expect some Mediterranean delicacies to be posted this fall.

The bad thing is: I got sick right after my arrival. The annoying part of it is that it’s 30 degrees outside with beautiful blue skies and I can’t really enjoy the water because of my cold.

For this reason, I want to introduce you to a home-made remedy that works both in summer and winter. You can use it for any kind of cold, and especially against a sore throat.

Don’t be too scared of the bitter and strong ginger taste, this drink will help you to feel better and it will give you your voice back!


Ginger root (4-5 cm long or more, can be stored)

1 lemon



1) Peel the ginger and cut it in slices, a 4-5 cm long piece is fully sufficient for your drink.

2) Bring 500 ml of water to boil and cook the ginger for about 5-10 min in the water.

3) Mix this brew with the juice of a lemon and add 1-2 teaspoons of honey, stir well, and enjoy!

The ginger trick – How to peel ginger:

I was told this trick by a friend in China and couldn’t believe that it had not come to my mind earlier!

Instead of peeling the ginger skin with a knife or a peeler (that wastes way too much of the ginger), simply use a teaspoon to scratch the skin off. Works wonderful!

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