Honey, Vinegar, and Onion Syrup
(Lachine, Quebec )
When we were little, at the onset of winter my mother would make up a batch of syrup with a recipe handed down from her grandmother. She made it in large amounts, but the basics are as follows:
2 cups honey (liquid works best)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup cider vinegar (it needs to be real cider vinegar, not just the flavored stuff)
Simmer for about 5 hours, stirring occasionally, and adjusting the honey and vinegar amounts as needed.
Then, strain through cheesecloth, and store in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
It works beautifully for sore throats, laryngitis, and coughs.