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Old 11-14-14   #1
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A very interesting article....enjoy!

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I really enjoy pomegranate juice, especially if it's fresh. Any sort of deep, red juice greatly strengthens my personal chi in an immediate and noticeable way. Goji berry juice is my favorite, but because of the cost and the fact that a lot of goji berries are treated with chemical pesticides and fungicides in China, without regulation, it's difficult to find a natural, humane, organic source. Because of that, pomegranate juice is often my fall back.
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I use the juice in smoothies and this time of year, I buy the whole fruit and make things - just recently, pomegranate/hibiscus Fire Cider. A beautiful spicy heart-tonic int he form of a vinegar.
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Oh my, pomegranates are among my favorite fruits. I have a thing for sweet-sour fruits like pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, cranberries, etc. It's unfortunate that pomegranates are so expensive, I don't get to eat any often because of that. I also like those sweet-sour candies Rockets.
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fera, that sounds uber tasty! can you post or send me a recipe?
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Sure! I used Juliet Blankespoor's awesome recipe. (She is a truly great Western herbalist).
Enjoy!

http://blog.chestnutherbs.com/rosell...on-of-hibiscus
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wow, some very unexpected ingredients in that recipe! I'm excited, I'll try this in the next couple weeks and maybe have something interesting to bring to solstice many thanks.
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You're welcome. I make a variety of Fire Ciders, letting them sit a long time instead of heating, with all kinds of ingredients aside from the core of onion, ginger, horseradish, cayenne. I like to use hawthorn berries, rosemary, sage leaves, orange peel, coriander...we're only limited by our imaginations.
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Sure! I used Juliet Blankespoor's awesome recipe. (She is a truly great Western herbalist).
Enjoy!

http://blog.chestnutherbs.com/rosell...on-of-hibiscus
I just finished making this recipe! I actually got something closer to 80 ounces of fire cider, I suspect the onions, pomegranates, oranges and honey added a considerable amount of liquid. In the end, I made a few small changes. It turned out pretty well but I'm already thinking what I'll change next time. I'm glad to have this done in time to bottle for Solstice gifts, however. A friend of mine also made fire cider (different recipe, and she let hers sit for a month) so we'll do an exchange and compare. Now I just need to find some little 4 oz. bottles ...

Here's what I ended up using (all organic, no exceptions). The parts in bold are where I made changes (such as adding Goji berries!).

  • 64 ounces of apple cider vinegar
  • 10 ounces honey
  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • Fresh Ginger (10″ of a man’s-thumb-width piece) - I used 1/4 lbs.
  • Fresh Turmeric (10″ of a man’s-thumb-width piece, or 3 Tablespoons powder) - 1/4 lbs.
  • Horseradish (1.5 cups of coarsely chopped 1″ pieces) - 1/4 lbs.
  • 2 large pomegranates (plump, succulent, and garnet in color)
  • 2 oranges - Cara Cara Navels
  • 8 dried cayenne peppers (or 2 teaspoons dried cayenne powder) - 16 Chile de Arbol, and 1 teaspoon dried cayenne powder
  • 4 Tablespoons loose hibiscus - I used something closer to 8
  • 1/4 lbs. Goji berries
  • 2 sprigs worth of Rosemary
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I have been craving pomegranates! But we haven't had any in the local store for so long it makes me sad, when we get some in ill have to try these recipes!
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