First turmeric harvest of the year!

Grateful for his bundle of healing goodness that my garden has gifted me! There is something so satisfying about gently digging out a clump of turmeric with such care that only a piece or two breaks off in the process. When I was cleaning the dirt out from around the rhizomes I found at least six big fat worms nestled in there! A sure sign of happy and healthy soil. 

My favourite way to use this fresh turmeric is to make a delicious hot drink with ginger, lemon, black pepper and honey! Here is the recipe: 

-1 tablespoon freshly grated turmeric

-1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

-the juice of 1 whole lemon

-pinch of cracked black pepper

-honey to taste (optional)

-3 cups of water

Put all the above ingredients into a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Stirring occasionally, bring to a simmer. As soon as it is simmering, turn off the heat and strain to remove pulp and large pieces of black pepper. Enjoy! Extra can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

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    • Great! our favourite way to use turmeric is in orange and apple juice.

      Also honey doesn't like heat, it's better to add it later when it's just warm :)

      • Ooh that does sound really yummy with the orange and apple juice! 

        And thanks for the tip with the honey :) Will do that next time! 

        • Awesome! Turmeric seems to grow well in this area 😃

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