Okay, that was super cheesy (but what else would you expect from moi?)
Cold season is thoroughly upon us, Fire Cider is a folk remedy that's been around for ages and is used to help fight off those yucky bugs in a natural way. My mother (of Needful Things Natural Home and Body Care) has been making this for our family for as long as I can remember. It's also delicious in soups or otherwise used as a spicy seasoning when cooking. A quick Google search will give you lots of options for recipes, here's my version! I love the flavor of this delicious, spicy Fire Cider and it smells so good, I have a hard time waiting the four weeks it takes to cure!
2 medium onions
5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
5 habañero peppers, chopped
20 cloves of garlic, crushed or chopped
1 C grated ginger
2T turmeric powder
5T fresh lemon juice
1 C grated horseradish root
About 32 oz. unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 C raw local honey (optional)
*Try to use all fresh and organic ingredients*
Combine all the ingredients in a half gallon size jar except for apple cider vinegar and honey. Pour in apple cider vinegar to just cover ingredients. Make sure to use a plastic lid on the jar. Store in a cool, dark place for four weeks, shaking the jar daily. After four weeks, squeeze and strain Fire Cider with a cheese cloth, making sure to remove as much liquid from the pulp as possible. Add honey and shake or stir to combine (optional.)
Fire cider can be taken straight by the spoonful or put in hot water and drunk as a tea.
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