We know it’s not easy, and it’s hard to know when,
Canaan Honey will next be open again!
It’s not always easy to plan ahead
and to run out of honey just fills you with dread.

A lady phoned just the other day,
wondering when she could come our way.
She’d found a recipe with honey and more,
and was keen to come and fill up her jar!

She noticed my voice was croaky and weak,
and was quite concerned that I could hardly speak
She asked if we had a good lemon tree?
No, said I, unfortunately…

It’s had a tough year,
Hasn’t been able to bear.
Oh, said this lady, I’ve got lemons galore.
Later on today, I’ll bring some to your door.

Since then, John and I have been making this brew,
Apple Cider Vinegar, honey and lemons too.
With a dash of cinnamon, and water of course,
And now my voice is no longer hoarse!

How To Make This Brew


  • 1 large glass filtered warm water, 250-300mls
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid honey – Wanganui City Gardens honey is very tasty
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Mix all ingredients well together.
  • Enjoy this tonic several times a day while symptoms persist.
  • Got lots of lemons? Store the juice in cubes in the freezer.