Are you suffering from late winter creeping crud? Here's an easy recipe that will sooth a scratchy throat.
6. cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup bottled lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a pot, simmer and steep. Simple!
I use a variety of ginger. You can buy crystallized ginger in little bags (shown above). If you feel ambitious, you can buy fresh ginger root and grate it yourself. We buy grated ginger in small jars, found in the ethnic section of the grocery store. We also just discovered a jar of dried ginger slices from Penzeys in the back of our cabinet. I suppose you could even use dried ginger powder.
Any unused portions can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated later. Try it!