Monday, April 30, 2007

Pear Tonic


2 nashi pear, cut into wedges
900ml water
rock sugar to taste (i used a piece the size of a baby's fist)

all these optional:
4 red dates
6 huai shan (dried burdock root)
1/2 tbsp wolf berries
1 tsp sweet n bitter almonds

1. Rinse chinese herbs if using.
2. Put everything (except sugar) in a slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
3. Add sugar and serve hot or cold.

serves 4-6

comments: this is supposedly excellent stuff for the throat and cooling for the body, especially nourishing when you have to pull an all-nighter...and i reckon...good for the complexion too??? :)

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