Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of hype regarding turmeric and how good it is for you. At Whole Foods I found fresh turmeric rhizomes and so decided to grate some and use them in some tea. Here’s a recipe I found and tried it today. It was pretty good. The nice thing is that you make a little batch of the ingredients and save it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to use it, just add some boiling water to a teaspoon of this.
3 inches of fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated (I use a microplane)
2 inches of fresh ginger root, peeled and grated
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. honey
Dash of pepper
Juice of 1/2 lemon.
Combine all the ingredients and place in a sealed jar. Shake the jar to mix up all the ingredients. Store this in the refrigerator and when ready to use, take out 1 t. and add to a cup of boiling water. If you don’t like the grit, you can strain it after it has steeped for a few minutes.
I found this recipe in Jennie’s Kitchen blog – you should check it out for lots of other great recipes.