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DAY 9: TURMERIC TEA // 12 DAYS OF GOOD STUFF

hasselbrink_3j5a4278We’re in the thick of it now. Take a few moments to gather yourself, whether that’s five minutes to stop and write, to sit quietly, to go for a brisk walk, to move through a sun salutation, or to sip some warming tea.

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I love turmeric. It’s full of soothing health benefits. I used fresh turmeric in this recipe, something I have started to keep on hand in the fridge because it keeps for a couple weeks if well-sealed. But if you only have dried turmeric, don’t fret! That will work too. :) Or a simple fresh lemon and ginger concoction with a touch of honey. Most important is to take a moment for yourself, whether in the morning, at lunch, or at the end of the day, to come back to yourself. What that moment looks like is wide open to interpretation.

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TURMERIC TEA

inspired by Joy the Baker

1/2 cup chopped, fresh turmeric

1/4 cup chopped, fresh ginger

10 whole peppercorns

Citrus slices: lime, tangerine, lemon

Honey, optional

Ghee, optional

 

In a saucepan, bring 4 cups of water and the turmeric and ginger to a gentle simmer. Let it simmer on the lowest heat for at least 10 minutes, though 30 minutes is ideal. Remove from the heat.

Strain the liquid into a mug, squeeze a slice of citrus into the mug, and garnish with a dollop of honey and ghee, if desired. The ghee is surprisingly yummy in this!

 

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  • erin - Perfection. And I am loving this little series.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Duvall - This may be the best gift of the season for me! And I know I’ll be coming back to this page.To me, the tone of the remarks, the vibrant photos (I can smell that tea), the gentle inward focus … everything works to create what Spalding Gray calls “a Perfect Moment.”

    Imagine that: having a perfect moment on the net ????ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - Thanks so much for your thoughtful words. So happy it’s resonating!ReplyCancel

  • Anna Powell - What an interesting combo…I know turmeric is really popular now as an anti-inflammatory but has such a strong taste I never tried it in tea.ReplyCancel

    • Kimberley - I love the taste of fresh turmeric, which is very different than the flavor of the dried powder. If you can find it fresh at the grocery store, give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • Conversations in Ubers | Nedgma - Turmeric is the stuff of the gods. I love drinking it after a physically strenuous day to relax my body.ReplyCancel

  • Agness of Run Agness Run - I am well aware of the amazing benefits ginger provides. The ginger tea is a great way to include ginger in my daily diet!ReplyCancel

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