I love a good tonic.
Here is one I concocted to boost my immune system last week when I played York in six shows over four days (the closest I have come to doing an extreme sport, ever.).
The play was a regendered production (hence me as York) of Henry VI Part 3 by feminist Shakespearian ensemble company, The Barded Ladies.
Things got done with encouragement, creativity and playfulness, rather than dominance and criticism. Made me hopeful: you can run the world without being a bully.
Here is the tonic recipe, in brief:
(Omilord, can you imagine how bland food would be in the UK – without immigrant cuisine?).
If no roots can be found, use 1-2 teaspoon each of turmeric and ginger.
Add the juice of 4 squeezed lemons – organic ones tend to be smaller but juicier.
(I have just discovered Sunita from squeezed organic Sicilian lemons. I felt a right cheat but it uses no preservatives, so there is no chemical aftertaste).
Stop press: Add black pepper and oil to the concoction to increase bio-availability of the turmeric. (Thanks, Jane!).
Add runny honey to taste. Whizz all together with a hand blender.
A wide awake tangy taste in smoothies AND a savoury dressing. And, of course, for sipping backstage.
Here is some of the feedback the Barded Ladies production received: