Honey Me Happy Tea

With spring officially here, we can welcome chirping birds, potlucks in the park and rowdy barbecues by live music. If you’re anything like me, this also means a sneeze that always seems to happen in threes. I am excited to share with you a homemade remedy for seasonal allergies using items you know well. You can get your honey from Andy who sets up his beehives in farms and backyards throughout upstate New York. Andy is more of a bee caretaker than a beekeeper, making sure to never harvest more than he needs so the bees can feed their young and stay safe through the winters. Did you know one hive can produce upwards of 25 pounds of honey?

With a kick of cayenne to clear your sinuses and lemon known for its respiratory benefits, this tea starts your mornings right.

Honey Me Happy Tea for Allergies (Makes 2 cups)
4 tablespoons Raw Local Honey (or to taste)
Juice of one lemon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons ginger, juiced or grated
Combine in a mug. Set aside half for later tonight or tomorrow morning.
Add 6-8 ounces hot water. Stir. Drink within 15 minutes. Enjoy!
And if you’re reading this draped in an oversized winter sweater, this recipe also works magic against the common cold. Versatility at its finest.
Brandi is a fresh food enthusiast who knits often and whistles after yoga.