Lemons, a healthy fruit, picked fresh off a tree in the backyard of a neighbour or friend out here. They are tastiest, sour with a hint of sweetness, when they areyellow going on orange.

They work well in lemonade, clear cocktails and tea, when you are thirsty. In food, they can be squeezed over meat, a stir-fry or salad that needs to be both fresh and mildly sweet, to off-set other fruits or a sweeter sauce you might add to it.

Recipe: lemon-ginger tea

  • Teaspoon of powdered or fresh ginger
  • 2 lemons cut in half and squeezed
  • Optional: 3 stems of mint
  • Optional: a dash of tumeric
  • Honey to taste

Add everything except the honey to a teapot and pour a litre (6-8 cups) of boiling hot water over it. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Pour into cups and add honey to taste in each cup.


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