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 U., Toronto) and Culinary Herbalist, Pat’s passion for healthy food is fused with her knowledge and love of herbs. She has honed her wellness practice over more than four decades of growing, photographing, and writing about what she calls, the helping plants. In fact, Crocker infuses the medicinal benefits of herbs in every original recipe she develops. An award-winning author, Pat has written 23 herb/healthy cookbooks, including The Healing Herbs Cookbook,The Juicing Bible, and her latest, Cooking with Cannabis (Sterling) and The Herbalist’s Kitchen (Sterling, 2018).

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