So I just used the jarred stuff (make sure it’s regular strength, rather than concentrated), and it works just fine.
I pour in lemon juice to the 1-cup line, then pour in honey ’til it all reaches the 2-cup line, then toss in the veggies. I pour it through a wire mesh strainer (like you’d use for straining herbal teas) into a quart jar, a little at a time.
I have to stir it a bit with a spoon to get the pulpy part out of the way and let the liquid part run through.
As I decide that each strainerful is done, I scoop the pulp out into a separate bowl, to get it out of the way.
Our littlest came down with the flu (or some flu-like virus, anyway) – not such a big deal, except that she had a febrile seizure and stopped breathing, resulting in a 911 call and many hours at doctors’ offices/the ER. Hubby calls this “radish juice.” It sounds like it would be disgusting, but it’s actually not nearly as bad as it sounds.
And by “better,” I don’t just mean that she’s breathing! and just a few residual sniffles.) Anyway, this was a great opportunity for me to take some pictures of the decongestant I’ve posted here before, and include an actual tutorial.
(I don’t like radishes or onions, in general, and I find this tolerable, ‘though it’s definitely not a favorite.
Hubby actually kind of likes it – especially if his nose is also stuffy so he can’t smell the onion as strongly.) As long as they’re old enough to safely have honey, even the little ones can take this. Our almost-two-year-old, who has been protesting the cherry-flavored Tylenol, drank this voluntarily, and even got mad at me when I took it away out of concern that too much at once might burn her tummy.
She did make some pretty funny faces, though.) The recipe came from a friend, and is good for breaking up the junk in your chest.
honey lemon juice garlic red onion radishes The original recipe calls for freshly-squeezed lemon juice.
This would probably be rather higher in vitamin C, which would be beneficial, but lemons are always super-expensive around here during flu season.
And this time, I literally couldn’t find any at the grocery store.