- A few lemons cut in 1/2
- A couple of cinnamon sticks
- Fresh or candied ginger
- Dash of cloves
- Fresh herbs (I have used mint and sage)
Add all ingredients to a pot — preferably one you love to look at on your stove-top because this can simmer for days, looking ahead at the weather forecast we may still be simmering weeks from now — and fill with water. Bring to a boil then reduce to low for an all day simmer. Keep an eye on the water level and fill before it dries up. As much as I am certain I will not let it all steam out, I still make the mistake often. Setting an alarm to remind to add water every three hours is a good habit.