Want something warm and seasonal but prefer to skip the alcohol? Try this heart-opening and heart-warming tonic from the pages of the recently published “A Kitchen Witch’s Guide to Recipes for Love and Romance.” To learn more about Dawn Aurora Hunt and her healthful approach to cooking, visit her website at CucinaAurora.com or check out the September 16 episode of The 495 podcast, in which the author explains what it means to cook for spiritual nutrition. You’ll find past episodes of The 495 at MVMag.net/podcasts or on your favorite streaming platform, including Spotify, YouTube and Apple Podcasts.
Lemon Ginger Tonic
1 tablespoon sliced ginger
2 tablespoons raw unfiltered honey
2 cinnamon sticks
Boil 16 to 24 ounces of water on high heat in a teakettle.
Meanwhile, squeeze the lemon juice into a large heatproof container like a glass jar, and put the entire half in the jar. Add the ginger, honey and cinnamon. When the water comes to a boil, pour it over the ingredients in the jar.
Stir well and let steep for 5 to 10 minutes, until cool enough to drink. Enjoy warm.
Adapted from THE KITCHEN WITCH’S GUIDE TO RECIPES FOR LOVE AND ROMANCE by Dawn Aurora Hunt. Copyright © 2020 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Tiller Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photo by Elise Sinagra.