Released on World Free Fire Cider day, Imbolc 2018.
I am obsessed with Fire Cider, a traditional recipe that is, along with elderberry syrup, my go-to for optimal health in cold and flu season. Onions, garlic and jalapeño offer antibacterial and viral properties, herbs like rosemary and ginger improve sluggish circulation, turmeric is anti-inflammatory and astragalus is a tonic for the immune system. By the way, if you haven’t heard, fire cider has its own controversy. An unscrupulous company has Trademarked the name, stealing it for profit and suing small medicine makers. What you have in your hand is people’s medicine and radical. Free Fire Cider!
Fair warning — not for the faint of heart - I like my fire cider spicy and this batch will blow your socks off. Flavor notes aside from spice are rosemary, sage, lemon, onion and honey.
I often follow the tradition of burying my herbal medicine in the ground while it extracts. This fire cider spent one moon cycle like a sleeping seed, soaking in the dreams of the earth.
(ingredients: Organic apple cider vinegar, onion, garlic, horseradish, burdock, ginger, turmeric, lemon juice and zest, jalapeño, yarrow, rosemary, white sage, tulsi leaf and flower, parsley, garden sage, thyme, honey).