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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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!