This is an extremely soothing drink to have especially when you have a bit of an upset tum.
10oz Pearl or Pot Barley
2 1/2 pints water
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
Put the Pearl or Pot Barley into a saucepan with the water. Bring up to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or so.
Turn off the heat and take pan off the plate or ring it has been cooking on. Stir in the lemon zest and sugar and leave until completely cold. Leave in the pan until completely cool.
Strain through a fine sieve then stir in the lemon juice and serve chilled.
Yet again this drink is very refreshing and can be made all year round.