Lately I have been thinking about a particular herb; Lemongrass. It is in the grass family and grows on most tropical islands. As a child in Jamaica, I remembered its popularity and enjoying a cup of lemongrass tea very often. A few days ago, I was in the produce section in my local grocery store and came across lemongrass.
I was ecstatic to reconnect with this wonderful herb. It’s vibrant smell and refreshing flavor brought back so many warm feelings.Even though I knew of this herb, I did not know of the many health benefits it had to offer. I learned that it aids in respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, insomnia, fevers and many more illnesses, some of which I currently suffer from. I knew there was a reason this herb weighed heavily on my mind and I will definitely incorporate a cup of lemongrass tea in my weekly regimen.
1 stalk lemongrass
sweetener of choice
- Break stack of lemongrass to fit into a tea maker, cup or pot.
- Bring water to a boil and pour over stalk of lemongrass.
- Cover and brew for 5 minutes.
- Serve with your sweetener of choice.
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ― George Bernard Shaw
Love is one of life’s greatest gifts. It is universal and can be shown in different ways. Cooking and sharing tasty food with my friends and family is a display of my love.
My friends and family love and enjoy food as much as I do, so I always hear the questions “ what did you cook?” and “ what are you cooking?”. Someone is always asking me to either make them a dish or teach them how to make a dish. It can be a bit overwhelming at times, but it is also a lovely connection.
My process of cooking is thought out carefully as spices, herbs and ingredients are matched purposefully to create an unforgettable taste and ambiance; its look and presentation has to be right also to capture those hearts. Cooking is an intimate process to me and is similar to building a loving relationship. When I’m giving someone my food I am giving them a little piece of my heart.