There is no wastage in a lemon; every part can be used. So next time you juice one, zest the skin to use as flavouring in stews or soups. The rest is good to clean and soften the skin on your hands.
Before juicing a lemon, wash it in hot water or place it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The heat will make the juice run and you will get a better yield. For a sore throat, juice of a lemon (2Tbsp), 2Tbsp cider vinegar, 2Tbsp honey and a dash of cinnamon add a little water and drink. Might not taste that great but it works!.
3 lemons, 2Tbsp sugar, 1Tbsp honey, 1¼ litre boiling water. Peel the rind off lemons and place in a heat proof jug.
Squeeze the juice and add. Stir in sugar and honey and boiling water. Stir until all is dissolved. Cool, strain and chill. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post