Recipe: Hot Lemon Toddy

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘Lemony Herbs Add Zest and Zing to Spring Meals‘.

(Makes 1 drink)


  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp liquid honey, to taste
  • 1 to 2 tsp Red Curry paste (recipe at end of article)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 lemon grass stalk, bruised

1) In a mug or heatproof glass, combine lemon zest and juice, honey, and curry paste.

2) Pour boiling water over and stir, using the lemon grass stalk, until honey is dissolved.

As a professional Home Economist (BAA, Ryerson Univ., Toronto) and Culinary Herbalist, Pat’s passion for healthy food is fused with her knowledge and love of herbs. She has honed her herb practice over more than four decades of growing, studying, photographing, experimenting with, and writing about what she calls the helping plants. In fact, Crocker marries the medicinal benefits of herbs in every original recipe she develops. An award-winning author, Pat has written 22 herb/healthy cookbooks, including The Healing Herbs Cookbook, The Juicing Bible, and most recently The Herbalist’s Kitchen (Sterling, 2018), and Healing Cannabis Edibles. She has over 1.5 million books in print and translated to over 11 languages. Watch for her next book, Cooking and Healing with Cannabis to be launched in 2020. And to find out more about Cannabis and Pat Crocker’s books and appearances, visit

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