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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Soothing Remedy for Sore Throats

If spring weather is giving you a sore throat, make yourself some sore throat ice pops. They're not just for kids.  This recipe comes in handy for fall flu and sore throats any time of the year.

You can make them with about any tea and juice you prefer.  I have not made them with ginger tea, but that sounds good too.

Here is how I make them:

Sore Throat Ice Pops
1/4 cup water, boiling
1 teabag, your choice
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup juice, your choice

Boil 1/4 of water and brew one teabag covered (about 4-5 minutes).  Remove the teabag, and allow to cool.  Stir in 1 Tbsp. honey and 1/2 cup of juice.

Fill an ice cube tray with the mixture, to the size of cubes you'd prefer.  Allow to freeze. 

I only have standard ice cube trays, but I am sure somewhere in this world you can buy ones to make different shapes (if you prefer).

I like to add extra orange juice for added Vitamin C.   

Update:  You can make these without the teabag, and they work (and taste) just as good.  So far our favorite flavor is using organic blackberry juice, honey, and a bit of orange juice (not using the brewed tea).


Michelle said...

I pinned this. It will really come in handy this coming winter. Thanks for sharing.

RB said...

Michelle said she pinned this.
I'd love to know how to pin your recipes to Pinterest. How does one do that?
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, you can create an account with and then pin it to your own "pinterest"