I'll leave you with this very loose recipe for a tea to help clear up a stuffy head and cough. It was told to me by a lovely woman at a winter farmer's market at Vassar College. I tried to search for it in the blog since we've been making it for years but I came up empty.
In a saucepan pour about 4-6 cups of water and some fresh ginger, about a one inch piece. I confess to totally winging the amount after all these years. Bring this to a boil and then simmer for about 15-20 mins.
In a mug put:
- the juice of half a lemon
- a pinch of cayenne pepper
- about a teaspoon of honey
- a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice
Top this mixture with the ginger water, straining out the bits of ginger, and enjoy.