Heritage Home~Place

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fire Cider

Cold and Flu Season is upon us.
How can we help our body to remain healthier during 
this season?  One recipe that our family uses
as a preventive measure and as a remedy during illness
is Fire Cider.

Fire Cider is a lovely, spicy drink made with several ingredients
that build the immune system as well as fight against
viral and bacterial infections.

"Fire Cider" is a term that renowned herbalist
Rosemary Gladstar
made popular through her many books, classes,
herb courses and teachings.

The basic recipe includes:
Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother)
Ginger, Hot Peppers, Onions,  Garlic,
Horseradish and Honey.
However, there are other ingredients that can be added
that have cold/flu fighting properties.

Let's look at some ingredients:
 Apple Cider Vinegar
We are talking about raw, organic ACV with the 'mother'.
ACV is full of vitamins and trace minerals!
It helps support the systems of the body in a variety of ways.
ACV supports the immune system, helps with digestion,
eases allergies, can help lower blood pressure and 
cholesterol as well as help with diabetes.
These are just a few things to mention about the
wonderful health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.
My first preference of ACV is Braggs.  However,
I have found other raw, organic ACV brands that are 
good as well.  
There are many, many great books to read to learn
more about ACV.  I do suggest that 
Paul & Patricia Bragg are the true experts
when it comes to Apple Cider Vinegar!
Click HERE to read some great articles.

Freshly Dug Horseradish!
Pungent and Powerful!
I LOVE Growing Herbs!
It is wonderful to be able to grow the foods,
herbs, and roots to have on hand for medicinal preparations.
Horseradish is powerful medicine!
It is great for all things sinus!  It opens up the sinus
passages and loosens up mucus which helps with drainage.
Horseradish kills infection!
It is an antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory,
antioxidant, antiseptic, diaphoretic, diuretic,
expectorant and a stimulant for the immune and gastric 
Bam!  Need I say more!

Horseradish Links:
Organic Facts 
Life Extension Magazine 
Organic Life

 Ginger Root
Ginger is a warming root.  It is commonly used for
treating nausea, colds, circulation, sore throats,
coughs, and aides in digestion.

Ginger Links:
Organic Facts 
Medical News Today 
World's Healthiest Foods 
Organic Life 

Known as the poor man's antibiotic.
It is an immune stimulant, antibacterial, anti-fungal,
It can be used for strep throat, high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, candida and so much more.
Garlic Links:

Onion is very nutritious!  High in vitamins 
A, B6, C and minerals Calcium, Chromium, Copper,
Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium,
Selenium, Sodium, and Zinc!  Wow!
Great for colds, flu and coughs.
Onion Links:

 Cayenne in the Garden

Cayenne Powder
Hot and Spicy Cayenne is a great addition to Fire Cider!
Cayenne is very warming and stimulating to the 
circulatory system.  
Great for coughs, colds, flu and sore throats.
Cayenne Links:

 Raw Honey
Make sure the honey used is local honey and
not heated when strained.
Honey is highly nutritious!  Honey is an
antibacterial and antioxidant.
Honey Links:
Basic Fire Cider Recipe
Yield: 1 Quart
1/4 C Grated Ginger Root
1/2 C Grated Horseradish
1 Medium Onion Chopped
10 Cloves Garlic Chopped
2 or 3 Cayenne Peppers Chopped
1/4 tsp Powdered Cayenne
Prepare roots/fruits/herbs.  Place in quart jar.
Cover with Apple Cider Vinegar.
Use a piece of parchment paper under the lid so the
vinegar will not touch the metal.  Or, use a plastic lid.
Set in dark, cool place for a month.
Shake daily.
After one month, use cheesecloth to strain pulp.
Pour Vinegar into a clean jar.
Add Honey to taste.
Other ingredients may be added when making Fire Cider.
I like to add herbs such as Rosemary and Sage.  I also like
to add Tumeric Powder.  Another ingredient I add is
dried Elderberries.
Be creative.  Add any ingredient that you know is
a helpful remedy for colds and flu.
Dose:  1 T of Fire Cider can be taken daily as a preventive
and during an illness.
Rosemary Gladstar demonstrates how to make
Fire Cider HERE
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of foods and herbs to the body systems.

We do not diagnose or prescribe remedies for current
medical conditions.  We strongly advise to seek a professional
medical doctor's diagnoses/treatment/prescription
for medical conditions.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Heritage Home~Place Shoppe

                                 I have to say, it has definitely been a busy but
productive summer here on the farmette!
The gardens did well in spite of a drought here.
Soaker hoses saved the day!

 My days were filled with grand-children, gardening,
and camping trips!  Fun!
Did I mention lots and lots of watering the gardens!?

 Now that Fall is here, we will be busy digging roots,
collecting seeds and clearing the now finished gardens.

Well, we decided to add a new venture to the list!
We opened up a small little shop by renting booth space
inside a lovely shop called Iron Horse!
The Iron Horse is filled with gifts, home decor and 
many unique items!!

We will be offering several items for sale in the booth.
We are selling hand-crafted skin care products.
I use all natural ingredients in all of the products
that I make.  We have bath teas; body cream; salves; beard products etc
in our space.  Even though I make skin care products to sell,
my favorite thing to do is to teach others how to make them
for their own use.  We teach herbal classes on the farm where one can
learn how to make salves, lotions, ointments, syrups, tinctures
and so much more.  Click HERE to learn more about
our classes/workshops.
We are very excited to offer Organic Seasonings 
for all of your culinary needs!
The number one source that I order
organic herbs and spices is:
 Click HERE to learn more about this wonderful company.

Simply Organic Seasonings are delicious and nutritious
seasonings that you can use in many, many recipes!
Chef Hank..aka 'hubby' uses the Simply Organic Seasonings
in all his baking and cooking!
Click HERE to learn more about these wonderful seasonings.

If you are a Tea lover, then we have the
selection for you!! 

We carry Stash Teas as well as some
lovely loose leave teas!
Click HERE to learn more about Stash Teas

 Anyone else love coffee like we do?
Well, we are excited to add a
Coffee Bar in our little booth space.
To begin with, the Coffee Bar will be operating
on Friday and Saturdays only.
We will also offer Hot Tea, Hot Chocolate, and Hot Cappuccinos.
Small baked items will also be available on Friday and Saturday.

Our little shoppe will be adding new items as we grow.
Follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date
on what is being added to our fun foodies and gifts! 

It's all about the food in our little booth!
Enjoy free 'tasters' each Friday & Saturday!
Mark your calendar!
Christmas Open House!
Friday November 17 ~ Sunday November 19
Location:  Iron Horse ~ 3rd & Cherry ~ Cameron, MO
Click HERE to watch a video
and be inspired by the many
gifts/furniture/home goods/needful things
in the Iron Horse!




Saturday, July 1, 2017

Welcome to the Garden

Welcome to the Garden!

 Digging in the dirt is definitely my passion!
I love planting gardens. 
Herbs and flowers are my love!

Garden Shed 
My garden shed is a fun place for me to 'play'.  
I have it decorated with vintage/antique items.
All just for my fun.
I store my work tools in the cabinets for easy access.
Nama's side of the garden shed.
Grand-kids' side of the garden shed.
The grand-kids have so much fun playing with the toys and dress-up items stored in the garden shed.  

Rusty Relic Love
I really love the rusties!  Give me something rusty 
and I will hang it up somewhere!
I Do Believe in Fairies...

 I Really Do...
Honest...I Do....

Vintage Camper and Flowers
I really love my vintage camper!  
This summer I am using it as a 'learning center'
with the grand-daughters.
We are learning about herbs, flowers and nature!
Grand-daughters learning about Chamomile.

Water Garden
 There is nothing like the tranquil sound 
of running water.  The water garden 
is a lovely enjoyment in my garden.
We gained a giant bullfrog in the water garden!
We even had a salamander in the water garden.
Sadly, the giant bullfrog ate him!!!
 Good Morning Color!

Loving the white picket fence with Clematis!
Brilliant Lillies!
All of the Irises in the garden are from
my mother-in-law's collections.
These are beauties!
More Color!!!
I could go on and on and on about my
love for flowers....
And I haven't even started talking about my
passion for culinary and medicinal herbs!
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Cleaning

The weather is finally making the change to warmer days here in N.W. Missouri.
We have been getting some much needed rain this week after a very dry winter.
It is awesome to see the many emerging plants in my garden and in the wild!
It is wonderful to finally get out into the gardens and till, plant, weed and 
just plain 'dig in the dirt'!
So many wonderful wild and cultivated herbs are re-emerging that are great for
'spring cleaning' the body system.
We are all familiar with the term 'spring cleaning'.  We generally are thinking about deep cleaning the house when we say that term.  It is nice to open windows and let in the fresh air as we do the task of deep cleaning the house as well as clearing out the extra 'clutter' that we no longer want or need. 
Detoxifying our body systems is also a very 'refreshing' and 'healthy' thing to do.  And early spring time is a great time to start that process.  There are so many early 'greens' growing and popping up that are great for the task of detoxification.  A detox usually involves eating lighter meals by choosing foods, herbs and fluids that are known for great nutrition and cleansing properties.  
Here is a great article by Maria Noel Groves about "Spring Detox".

Here are a few early herbs in my yard!

  My all time favorite herb!
Just one cup of super infused tea gives about 500 mg of highly bio-available calcium!  Also high in magnesium, potassium and silica.  It helps to alkalize the body as well.  Nettles are a great source of chlorophyll.  A super nutritious 'weed'!
Click HERE to learn how to cook with Nettles!
Nutritious! Leaf, root and flower are all used.  High in iron, calcium, vitamins and minerals!
A great diuretic.  Most diuretics generally eliminate potassium but dandelion is super rich in potassium.  A great digestion aid.  Dandelion is a great detoxifying herb for the liver and kidneys.
Click HERE for Roasted Dandelion Root Tea Recipe! 
    Can be eaten with your salad!  Mostly used for external remedies for cuts, scrapes, wounds.  Especially those itchy, irritated rashes that comes with eczema or psoriasis.
Click HERE for Chickweed Pesto Recipe!
Click HERE for Chickweed Salve Recipe!
Yes, I'm talking about the plant with the 'burrs'!  An all round great herb!
Burdock root is a good detox support for the Liver.  It is nutritious.  It really helps with skin conditions as well as digestive issues.
Click HERE for a full article about Burdock!

Not only pretty but potent as a remedy for cough, especially for bronchitis and upper respiratory catarrh.  It too helps with skin conditions such as eczema.
Click HERE for more wonderful information about Violets!

The use of Yellow Dock Root as a liver detox that promotes the flow of bile.
It too is a great remedy for skin conditions such as psoriasis.
I grow a lot of this lovely flower...known to most people as Coneflower.
All parts of this plant can be harvested.
It is especially useful for infections of the upper respiratory track, tonsillitis, the common cold and other catarrhal conditions of the nose and sinus.
Click HERE for a full article about the benefits of Echinacea!
ALL of these (and more) early spring 'greens' are great to use for 
toning, nourishing and 'spring cleaning' of the body!

Herbs With Rosalee has some great information about common herbs. 
Follow us on FACEBOOK to learn how to use these and more herbs in your everyday health and wellness journey!  We also offer hands-on educational workshops and classes about all things herbs!
Visit our Workshops/Classes page for times and dates.