Jon Crispin's Notebook

Hot Toddy

Posted in Food, Health by joncrispin on 02/12/2012

I am drinking one as I write this.  It seems kind of silly as it is the essence of simplicity to make a hot toddy, but here’s what I usually do.  (I am making two here since even if you are not sick it will really hit the spot.  Cristine loves them.)  Three main ingredients.  A thick slice of lemon, a big teaspoon of honey,  and some amber liquid (I usually use a fairly cheap blended Canadian whiskey, but others use rum or scotch, or well, just about anything.  I would welcome suggestions for alternatives for those of you who don’t use alcohol.)


Put the lemon, honey and alcohol into a big mug.  I like these glass ones.  Boil some water and add.  Stir until the honey is dissolved and everything is well mixed.

You can see from the mug on the left that I left the pips in the lemon slices.  They add a certain rusticness (is that a word?).  / The main reason I am posting this is that I did get several responses from the previous post.  But leamuse’s comment sealed the deal. “The Mistral is blowing here in The Mediterranean so let’s have the recipe!”  How could I resist?


Posted in Family, Flowers, Food, Plants by joncrispin on 16/09/2010

Cris really likes honey in her tea in the mornings.  Usually we buy the cheap organic stuff at Trader Joe’s, which is pretty good, but this stall at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market had a really nice selection of flavors.  The guy selling it said that the wildflower variety would be good in her Earl Gray, so I bought a 2 lb. jar.

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