And while I was at it, I strained out the nocino (green walnut cordial/liqueur). Still has a pucker to it. And that concludes my alcohol experiments for this year.
Make your own fire cider
Natural Remedy for the Common Cold
Apple cider vinegar and honey is my favorite natural home remedy for a common cold. It is amazing how these two common ingredients in my kitchen can work
Transferred into a half gallon jar, it looks like it's back to the store for me so we can fill this up. And we never even got started on the honeyed lemons yet.
I make these syrups 4 or 5 times (or more) each year, and spend an hour each time pulling the ingredients together. Today I put together a quart of the dry botanicals for each, and have saved myself at least a day.
One of the things we do best here is the "last minute save." We'd decided not to do the Phila wholesale show this year, and were thinking January would be peaceful and quiet. Last week we got a call from a group presenting at our state's Farm Show. We need 100 of this, 100 of that, and several dozen of a bunch of other things. Yes we can! Due this Friday, in case you wondered why we've been pretty quiet here.
This is how the boiling flask turned out in the end. You just never know what you're gonna get with a distillation. The hydrosol is, of course, clear. No essential oil.
Onion As Medicine
Onion Syrup Remedy- makes use of Onions antibiotic qualities as well as its expectorant and antispasmodic qualities.A red or yellow Onion Honey (we prefer raw, locally produced) Sharp knife Cutting board Chopstick or butter knife
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Fired up the still and the white sage hydrosol is pouring out The top layer in the collector is essential oil. Click on this link for a short video of the process. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4471700224119&set=vb.41083890479&type=3&theater
Whole Foods On A Budget: Natural Home Remedies: Immune Boosting Teas + Proper Doseage
Fire Cider is a traditional cold remedy with deep roots in folk medicine. The tasty combination of vinegar infused with powerful immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, deco…
Honey Cough Syrup
Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe 1 quart of filtered water ¼ cup Ginger Root (fresh grated or dried) ¼ cup Chamomile Flowers ¼ cup Marshmallow Root 1 tablespoon Cinnamon ¼ cup lemon juice 1 cup honey
Pouring some Joie de Vivre elixir this morning, I realized it was time to start a new batch. Adding honey to the botanicals.
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Today's experiment, fresh tulip poplar shavings. We've been using the sap from this tree in soap for a few years. Now we want to see what happens when we distill it. There are a dozen other things I *should* be doing today, but when the guy shows up with the moist, fresh wood shavings, plans change.