Turmeric Immunity Shot
Did you know that Liverpool is officially the tanning capital of Britain ! Our beautiful women love to brown themselves and we have witnessed this since the invention of the bikini in the 1950’s a boom in tanning.
As time has gone on some people have even chosen to cook themselves with cooking oil and some have covered themselves in some fake tan thus producing a hybrid Umpa lumpa, thus may be the invention of the Scouse brow, who knows?
Now you must be asking yourself, why am I even discussing this, well ! It brings me to the first time I ever came to know about the super spice we know as TURMERIC and it’s fake tanning qualities .
I was approximately 5 years old and it was during my uncles wedding that I had another mind blowing experience. An experience that has been etched on to my brain and now as I sit here thinking of Spices and Turmeric, I have this memory that is flooding back into my life, so as always I have to share this moment with you all.
As mentioned it was during my uncles wedding and let me tell you Indian weddings are not simple affairs. None of this, “Do you take this bride to be your lawfully wedded wife script, Christain weddings are so lovely may I add, then the swapping of a couple of rings and it’s done ! Simple and beautiful, BOOM!
In Hindu Weddings there are ceremonies after ceremonies and even ceremonies prior to bloody having a ceremony! We have to have a special ceremony before we can commence any ceremony, It’s ceremonially bonkers. So I hope you understand there are lots of ceremonies, I would like to re-word this to be faffing about unnecessarily.
It was before the big day and the whole family were in my Grandfather's house and my uncle was sitting in his underwear on a ceremonial chair, of course in green Y fronts may I add, the height of male undergarments.
As I walked In, I saw to my dismay my uncle, being man handled by my relatives in some glowing orange/yellow paste. It was blumin everywhere ! He looked like a giant tangerine and my relatives were also covered in the stuff too. It was a bit like a water fight but with Turmeric.
The Hurdee ceremony as it’s known is a very important ceremony and to be honest a bit of fun, just like a water fight. This ceremony simply translated means Turmeric ceremony. Turmeric is considered to be extremely auspicious for Hindu rituals. There is a role for Turmeric in every ritual and ceremony and the list is endless, however, for weddings, it’s for its divine glow as it’s extremely good for the skin, it also relaxes the body and takes the mind off tension. Super Spice Baby!
So you see the power of spice but in particular, Turmeric. As mentioned earlier spices have shaped civilisations and now upon reflection it has shaped my future too.
So this was my first encounter with Turmeric , let’s fast forward to the 21st Century and I have made an immunity shot made specifically to combat winter colds & flus.
Now turmeric is good on its own but mixed with other spices and herbs it becomes a beatable natural medicine.
Check out my new recipe and remember to stay spicy this winter.
Happy eating love The Spice Guy
Turmeric Immunity Shot
- 1 Level Tsp - Turmeric
- 3 Cloves of crushed Garlic
- 4 inches of fresh Crushed Ginger
- 1 Tbs - Manuka Honey
- ½ Freshly squeezed Lemon
- Freshly ground black Pepper
- Clean kilner jar or glass jar.
- Make sure your Kilner jar is clean and dry, you can use any jar you like.
- Carefully add all the ingredients in to your jar.
- Stir all the ingredients together thoroughly and store in the fridge.
- It can be stored in the fridge for up two weeks.
- When you are ready to drink, add a tea spoon to a cup and add hot water. (Do not add boiling water as this will kill off nutrients.)
- For added flavour add a slice of lemon or a cinnamon stick.
- You can also add this to a natural fruit juice, but be aware of the sugar levels, if you are diabetic.