Monthly Archives: September 2017

Fighting the Sniffle!

The dreaded lurgy has hit the Miles Family!  Luckily seems nothing more serious than a head cold which I take a weird amount of pleasure in trying to banish with a combo of super strength over the counter medication and home remedies, the best of which I share with you below!

Now this one is another one of my ‘years in the perfecting’ offerings.  I’m certain I can’t take full credit as there are probably 100’s of 1,000’s of people who have been doing this for ages, but I pass it on to you all on their behalf, trust me it’s amazing!



Fat slice of fresh lemon

Large knob (amount the size of a walnut) peeled fresh ginger root

Tablespoon of honey

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Method – get ready, it’s complex….

Bung all ingredients in a large mug.  Top up with freshly boiled water.  Stir.  Drink.

And that’s it!  It looks a bit like pond scum, tastes simply delicious and the combination is brilliant for everything from the merest of sniffles to a full blown head cold.  We all know the benefit of honey and lemon which provide not only a shot of much needed Vit C but also antibacterial and anti viral goodness.  Add ginger for it’s apparent 12 antiviral and downright warming properties, and a dash of cinnamon for additional comfort and just because it makes it taste so damn good!

NOTE: new learning for me today, cinnamon is one of the most common allergens in the spice world, I’m guessing most people would know if this is an issue for them but please be sure you’re not affected before merrily shovelling it into your drink!


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