During my stay in Portugal, I grew very fond of a few of the local remedies and foods. For instance, their version of a salad is lettuce, tomato, onion, salt, olive oil, vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon. I love ranch dressing, so this was quite the adjustment, but I grew to love it. They drink a lot of tea, including many herbal teas. My very favorite is so simple to make that my husband and I enjoy it whenever we are feeling under the weather.
3-4 cups of water
1. Place your water in a sauce pan that has a lid. You will need the lid later.
2. Peel your lemons and place the rind into your water. Be careful not to get any pulp in the water.
3. Bring the lemon/water mixture to a simmer. Once it is bubbling ever so slightly, turn the heat down to low, cover with lid, and steep for 20 minutes. Be careful not to bring it to a boil as this make it taste very bitter.
4. Remove the lemon rinds and pour the tea into mugs. Sweeten with honey, sugar, stevia, whatever your preferred sweetener is.