This is a good, old-fashioned recipe, invaluable for colds.

Required: Two table-spoonfuls of whole linseed.

One pint of boiling water.

Three lumps or more of sugar, or a small piece of sugar-candy.

A tablespoonful of lemon-juice.

One inch of liquorice.

Wash the linseed carefully. Put it in a saucepan with the sugar, liquorice, and water. Let all simmer gently for three-quarters of an hour. Then strain off the liquid, and add the lemon-juice, and serve either hot or cold.