Try these when you’ve got a cold!

I’ve no idea whether these two suggestions really do any good, but they always make me feel better:

  1. Lemon juice, honey and ginger ‘tea’ – juice of half a large lemon, dessert spoon of honey (I use manuka honey) and a piece of root ginger (approx. 2cm x 4cm) grated. Mix the lemon juice and the honey in a cup, put the grated ginger in another container and add sufficient water to cover the ginger (put a lid on top and leave for 5 mins). Strain the ginger ‘tea’ into the lemon juice and honey and top up with hot water;
  2. Garlic soup – 5 peeled garlic cloves (chopped), 4 small potatoes (peeled and thinly sliced), about 10g of butter, a litre of chicken stock, a little chopped parsley. Gently sauté the garlic and potatoes in a pan with the melted butter, add the stock. Bring to the boil, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender. Blend the contents of the pan and add the chopped parsley to finish.
  3. I’d try this as well from Jack Monroe: Ultimate Feisty Soup
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