A lot of folks tend to catch a cold this season, so I wanted to share a basic guideline for making an age-old tradition called fire cider. It is simple to create and a great thing to do with people you love. It is a creation that will keep you, your family, and your friends fighting off any winter colds by using a preventative measure. I love to use it as the base of my salad dressing, or to just take it more traditionally as a daily shot.
You can pack it with any goodies you like, let your intuition guide you and have fun!
My tip is to think of all of the foods and herbs you go to when you are sick…
Take any/all of the ingredients below in whatever proportion feels right to you:
citrus of any kind: leave the peel on for bitter qualities that help with digestion or take the peel off if you want just the citrus flavor/benefits : lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.
fresh turmeric root
fresh ginger root
cayenne pepper or any hot pepper
apple cider vinegar
mason jar of any size you please
parchment paper (so that if you are using a metal lid, it does not corrode from the acv)
fill the mason jar with ingredients & cover with organic apple cider vinegar by about 2 inches
cover with parchment paper / plastic lid / anything to keep flies out
store in cool, dark place for 4-6 weeks
strain vinegar & compost the ingredients
add as much honey as you’d like to the vinegar solution until it tastes delicious
bottle label & share with your friends & family!
When you feel the onset of a cold, take fire cider every hour all day long. Or, take a shot everyday to prevent the onset from happening!
If you feel inclined towards more inspiration; google Rosemary Gladstar Fire Cider to learn more!