There is something in the air and it's not good ! I have noticed this week a lot of my pals have taken to their sick beds with chest and flu systems, I was chuffed as for a change that I have escaped from catching any kind of flu type bug this year, so I thought ! but no, around 3am this morning I awoke with a swollen throat and a tight chest, like most people I really do not like the taste or smell of thestore bought cough/throat medicines in fact I think them quite vile, I mean drinking that stuff when I can't even pronounce what the ingredients are really makes me wonder what am I putting into my body ....enter a homemade remedy from David Wolfe which I found on the internet last year, what's great about this bad boy is that I usually have all the ingredients in the cupboard anyway which is very handy as it was 3am ! So here it is..


2 tbsp Virgin coconut oil (supervalue is very reasonable priced)

3 tbsp Irish organic honey (Aldi do a lovely one)

1 lemon juiced (use Aldi's organic unwaxed lemons if you can*)

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

Gently melt the coconut oil for a couple of seconds, you want it still to be room temperature or slightly warm but not in anyway hot add the rest of the ingredients and mix well, store in an airtight container in a cool dark place (cupboard not the fridge) Stir before using

*With Aldi's organic unwaxed lemons, I don't like wasting the lovely fresh zing they produce so before juicing I gently grate the skin avoiding the white flesh (its too bitter) and store it in the freezer in a small tubberware container for future recipes.