Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Flaxseed Lemonade

Pour one quart of boiling water over four tablespoonfuls of whole flaxseed and steep three hours. Strain and sweeten to taste, and add the juice of two lemons. Add a little more water if the liquid seems too thick. This is soothing in colds.

Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, by Mary Johnson Bailey Lincoln, Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884

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