Fire Cider
A traditional spicy concoction that boosts the immune system and relieves sinus congestion. Take a daily shot of fire cider to keep you well through the winter months, or take as needed when you feel that cold bug coming. Learn how you can support the TRADITIONS of Herbalism at www.FreeFireCider.com

ingredients:
1/4 – 1/2 cup horseradish root, grated
1 head of garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/4 – 1/2 cup of ginger, grated
1 cayenne pepper, fresh or dried
1 lemon, chopped
1 quart organic apple cider vinegar
1 sprig rosemary
(Some recipes add fresh turmeric root, an orange or other hot peppers

procedure:
Place herbs in a quart jar and cover with apple cider vinegar. Cover tightly with a non-metal lid (or put a piece of plastic or waxed paper between the jar and metal lid). Infuse for a month, shaking daily. After a month, strain and rebottle into a clean glass jar with a plastic lid. Add honey to taste.

Lavender Cookies
ingredients:
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
5/8 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1-2 Tbs lavender (flowers or dried; amount depends on your taste)
1 tbs milk (I used almond milk; it was needed near the end to moisten the batter a bit)

procedure:
preheat the oven to 350 °F and grease a cookie sheet. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the egg separately, and then blend into the butter & sugar. Mix in lavender and flour. Drop batter by the spoonful onto cookie sheets, leaving a few centimeters in between each dough blob, and shape as desired. Bake 15-20 minutes (until golden brown). Remove cookies to cool; you can sprinkle with some decorative sugar or more lavender if you like. Serve and enjoy!

Herby Punch

ingredients:
one large handful lemon balm
one large handful any mint (peppermint, spearmint, catnip anise hyssop)
two large handfuls of borage (or a different mint)
1 cup marshmallow flower syrup (or any simple syrup)
1.5 quarts (boiling) water
1 quart green tea
juice of 5 lemons
juice of 2 oranges
1 cup pineapple juice or any other fruit juice
3 quarts ginger ale or fizzy water

procedure:
Pour 1.5 quarts of boiling water over lemon balm leaves and let steep 20 minutes. Strain onto borage and mint in a large bowl, add fruit juices, tea, and syrup. Let stand overnight or at least 6 hours. Strain, add ginger ale (or water) and some fresh mint & serve!

Herbalicious Bread
You can use any of your favorite bread recipes, and add these herbs (or whichever are calling you):

1-2 Tbs each of:
thyme, rosemary, sage, coriander, basil

Herbed Cheese

ingredients:
two 8 oz packs of cream cheese
1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt
handful minced spinach
some minced dill
some minced sage
some chives
some roasted garlic

procedure:
Whip all ingredients together in a hand-mixer or in a food processor until smooth. Add decorative flowers if desired. Enjoy!


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