Friday, March 3, 2017

Winter Health - the natural way

Susanna has been working with talented intern Natalie Westling. Natalie is currently a student in three schools: Goddard College in Vermont, The Institute of Integrated Nutrition in NY and a student of Rosemary Gladstar's course the Science and Art of Medicinal Herbalism. This is one of Natalie's homework assignments for the Rosemary Gladstar course.

Ginger Honey:

I loved watching the honey liquefy due to the ginger changing the consistency! I do not like ginger, but this made it so that the ginger slices were almost candied and they were so yummy!   Note: Simply peel and slice the fresh ginger and add honey over it. The honey draws the moisture from the ginger and gives the honey a great ginger flavor. Make a small batch as it doesn't store long. Use the ginger honey pieces when you make scones.

 Fire Cider:

My fire cider is still infusing, so I have not tried it yet, but the process of making it was very fun! It felt good to finally make this famous recipe and learn about the legend behind it! I also added a little fresh rosemary to mine because I love the smell, flavor and characteristics of rosemary and I am excited to see how it turns out

Tahini Miso Paste:

This is the best thing I have ever tasted in my entire life! This is the new hummus for me! I added ginger, horseradish, garlic, cayenne and nutritional yeast. So yummy!!

Note:  The Basic Recipe is 1 part Tahini and 1 part Miso. Then you can add Spirulina, Cayenne, Nutritional Yeast, Garlic,  Horseradish, and/or Ginger. This is an basic "do as you please" recipe. It's delicious to spread on toast or add to rice or mix with hot water for soup. Store in the fridge for months.

Cold Care Capsules/Tablets:

I made capsules and tablets because I wanted to try both methods. The tablets are for myself because I cannot swallow capsules and I haven't had the opportunity to use them yet, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how it turned out! I used a lobelia tincture to wet the powdered mixture. The capsules I tried on my boyfriend when he had a cold and they seemed to work very well! He didn’t mention anything specific, but the cold seemed to mellow itself out very shortly after he started taking them.

Vitamin C/Immunity Tea

Vitamin C/Immunity Tea:

I made a tea for the winter that was astragalus, crushed rose hips, hibiscus, slippery elm, elderberry, and licorice. I haven’t tried it yet but since the weather is getting colder, I may have to soon!


Marilyn Miller said...

The ginger honey sounds delicious!

Angela McRae said...

I would love to take courses like this. Especially now that I'm getting older, I'm happy to be pill-free and planning to stay that way!