This is day 24 in a 31 day series about Savouring Autumn. We've been talking about fun crafts, and yummy recipes and all the fabulous things this cozy season brings. But it seems to be that sick and germ-y time of year already, half my friends are tending to grumpy, congested children and husbands. And that certainly makes it hard to savour this season!
This has been our go-to cough syrup for years. It contains only two ingredients:
- Honey - a natural decongestant
- Apple Cider Vinegar - it cures, um... pretty much everything. Doesn't it?
Mix the two in equal proportions in a small container and stir with a spoon until well mixed.
Fill a small teaspoon with it the mixture and serve it to your poor sick patients.
Put the rest in the fridge for later. I just mix up very small amounts at a time so that it always gets used up in a day or so.
It doesn't taste all that bad, although the vinegar certainly makes you make an involuntary sour face. My kids take the stuff without any complaint, but I may just have particularly agreeable children. If your kids can't handle the vinegar-y taste, you could increase the honey ratio a little bit to suit them.
Remember not to feed honey to a baby under about 1 year of age.
[This is day 24 in a 31 day series all about autumn. Click here for more fall ideas!]