Wednesday, September 14

The Ultimate Home Remedy: Sari's Witches Brew

You know the feeling: scratchy throat, stiff muscles, headachey, tired, stingy eyes... yep, admit it - you're getting sick!  I've been in denial for the last 3 days and have even been somewhat successful at ignoring my symptoms for a couple of those days, but tonight I had to finally stir up a batch of Sari's Witches Brew.  Sari is from Toronto and one of my fave pals ever - her ability to pound limitless litres of wine and run a marathon the next day never fails to amaze me!  The year I contracted the dreaded H1N1, Sari gave me her recipe for this immunity brew, which we re-named the Witches Brew because of its less than complimentary ingredients.  I know what some of you are going to think when you see the combo of ingredients, but trust me, this works!!  (in case you are wondering, I actually like the taste, but that could be because I am Ukrainian and I loves me my garlic!)

Sari's Witches Brew
boiling water
1 clove garlic, sliced thinly
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp liquid honey

Add all ingredients in a cup and top with boiling water.  Steep for 5-10 minutes.  Drink it up.  Drink more if you can handle it - as much as you can.  Go to sleep.  If this does not work for you, chug a bottle of nyquil, put on a jogging suit and sleep for 10 hours.


  1. When I was younger, I had a friend whose mother was from Albania. She used a concoction similar to this one, but added a shot of alcohol (brandy? whisky?). She used the "medicine" even for children who felt ill. It worked, and it worked well. Hope you are feeling better tomorrow.

  2. I had a couple mugs of this last night and feel great today!!!

  3. I might just have to give this a go...I woke up all stuffy and achy today...not good!!

  4. this will definitely come in handy...hope you get better soon!

  5. Hey, if it cures what ails you, then I'm all for it! I love your mug too, by the way =)

  6. Feel better! Interesting concoction for sure!

  7. I love natural remedies, thanks for posting. I hope this cures whatever's ailing you. Feel better soon!