CoffeeCakesAndRunning Honey ~ memories of a virtual hug in a mug

Honey ~ memories of a virtual hug in a mug


CoffeeCakesAndRunning Honey ~ memories of a virtual hug in a mug

Honey Love – a hug in a mug

I bet you have a bottle or jar of honey in your cupboard, I know I certainly do.  I usually have about four or five different types to hand.  Runny honey for some uses and set honey for others.  I have a thing for set honey smothered on good quality high grain bread with banana mushed on the top as a weekend treat.

How do you enjoy yours? Do you use it for cooking, to sweeten your cup of tea in the morning, use it in your beauty routine or something else?

Here’s my first memory of honey which I shared in an article in FoodeMag dxb.

My earliest childhood memories include a glass of honey, lemon and hot water when we had a cold. We were given a spoonful of honey after having to swallow a particularly nasty cough medicine to take away the bitter taste. Although my childhood memories always associated honey with being illness and recovery, but it needn’t be that way – there’s so much more to honey than that. Think of a honey cake

Honey Love ~ the Sore Throat Soother

For many years I suffered with severe sore throats and constant recurrent bouts of tonsillitis.   Appointments to doctors always resulted in antibiotics and my sore throat soother was always the same elixir which not only soothed my throat but felt like a virtual ‘hug in a mug’ reminiscent of childhood memories.  Heres’s how I make it :


  • 3 Rooibos Tea bags
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Large Piece of Ginger (2 x thumbsize pieces)
  • 1 Litre water
  • Honey to taste

Put the water into a large saucepan and add the tea bags.  Slice the lemons and chop the ginger roughtly and add to the water.  Bring the water to boil and then leave to simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Allow to cool a bit then add honey to taste. Best drunk warm, can be reheated during the day and taken as required.

You’ll be glad to know that I had my tonsils removed recently which helped.  I also had a repair made to a deviated septum which I had injured as a child. Note to self, don’t be the wickets in a cricket match – ever!.  Since then my sore throats are much improved, but I still love this when I get a cold or even when I just fancy a pick me up.

Read more about Honey in my article in FoodeMag dxb which you can find here >> Honey

[Image courtesy Balqees Honey]