Turmeric is a lovely spice that usually plays the part of supporting actor in spice blends. It does that in our Kale & Lentil Soup, letting the freshly cracked black pepper and ginger take center stage. However, if it were not there, there would be an essential component missing. I love turmeric, because it is warming, slightly bitter, and most of all, healing. Turmeric, or the curcumin compound in it, is a very powerful anti-inflammatory, that has been used medicinally for thousands of years in India and China. I love the Tumeric drinks that you can find in health food stores, and felt that lately I have been craving the spice. Perhaps it is the coming of Fall and the need to prevent colds. Or perhaps it is just so warming to the soul. Anyway, we now have a delightful Turmeric Tonic at the shop to replace the Basil Lemonade. Time to switch gears!
Our Turmeric Tonic features turmeric, freshly cracked black pepper, local ginger from Norwich Meadows Farm, fresh mint, cardamom, and local honey.