Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Crafting Fire Cider with My Friends

It's a tradition for me to make Fire Cider with friends.  It is a great way to share recipes, stories and the best part - laughter.

Have you tried it?  I love to have some around to add to soups, stews and salad dressings.  It adds zip and is a powerful decongestant.  There are a lot of great benefits.  It depends on what you put in it.  It is particularly beneficial to have on hand during cold and flu season.

So let's get this party started...

Get your favorite people together and start prepping.

Fire Cider Ingredients:
-fresh grated organic ginger root
-fresh grated organic horseradish root
-fresh grated turmeric root
-chopped onion
-organic garlic, peeled and crushed
-organic jalapeno peppers sliced lengthwise (any kind of hot chili pepper will work)
-zest and juice of an organic lemon
-sprigs of fresh organic rosemary
-organic apple cider vinegar

Find a container that you want to use to pour or store.  Make sure it is clean.  Once you have all of your vegetables prepped start adding them to your jar.  I like to loosely fill a quart size mason jar.  Once you've selected the ingredients that you like fill the jar with organic apple cider vinegar.
If using a mason jar with a metal lid, place a piece of parchment or wax paper between the lid and jar.
Screw lid on tightly and shake.
Store in a cool, dark place for 30 days.
Strain using cheesecloth and squeeze the pulp to get the goodness out of the roots and enjoy.

Some people like to add a little bit of honey (get the good kind) and enjoy it as a tonic.
Fire Cider fixin's.

Best of all...have some good laughs while you're making your tonic.
Laughter is the BEST medicine.

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