While my parents are visiting I always try to find new, fun, and interests things for us to do. I found an event on Facebook that is a fire cider celebration and fall market at Bramble the local herb store. Fire cider; sounds interesting, fun and new so I did a quick google search to learn more about fire cider. Fire cider is used as a natural tonic to help boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and a decongestant. Everything about this event made me happy, natural health, time with my parents, supporting local business and farms. Check, check, and check! I was able to get all the items I need to make fire cider including a recipe that was modified a bit due to some suggestions from the farmers and local shop worker.
1 small hot pepper
1 inch piece of fresh tumeric
3 inch piece of burdock root
Apple cider vinegar
Peel roots and chop all ingredients, then place in food processor. Add all ingredients in a mason jar then top off with vinegar. Use a piece of wax paper to cover the lid so it will not corrode. Store fire cider in a cool dark place for at least 4 weeks. Strain pulp and pour cider into fresh jar. Add raw local honey and consume!
Take as a shot (wow have my shots changed since college days), add more honey as a cough syrup, or use as salad dressing.
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