Tag: vinegar

Pear Vinegar Recipe – made with fruit scraps

Last year I came into an abundance of pears from a dear friend with a few grand trees at the edge of her yard. Among our pear-related projects, I made a delightful pear cordial that you should check out! After preparing the pears for the cordial-making process, I ended up with a big bowl full of pear cores, stem ...

Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinses

My newest post on the Herbal Academy of New England site is live! Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinses Every season provides a new way to strain and damage your hair. The sand and salt water of the ocean in summer can leave you with lusterless locks. The winter winds and ice leave your hair crispy and exhausted. The humid ...

Recipe Box: Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is a great tool that gets a lot of use around my house. A dear friend introduced it to me by trading with a 4-ounce jar at an herb exchange. She explained that this herb-infused vinegar has antibacterial and antiviral properties. I use it as a spray for sick rooms to stem the spread of illness, ...

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Recipe Box: Fire Vinegar (Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in October, but since then the temperatures have been leaping up into the 70's and then back down into the 20's at night. The plants, trees, and birds are so confused, and so is my sinus! People who I know are quite healthy and active are ...

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Let’s Talk About: The No-Shampoo Method

Every now and then, my sensitive skin gets the better of me, and I can't use scented soaps or store-bought shampoos without breaking out all over.  When my scalp feels this way, I revert back to my no-shampoo hair-washing method for a month or so. I started toying with using no-shampoo hair-washing methods years ...

Ticks and Lyme Disease: The Next Steps

Chapter 1: The Bite Chapter 2:  The Next Steps The days between getting the bite and seeing the doctor were not idly spent. I turned my mind and will towards healing, cleaning, purging myself of any undesired presence. I kept thinking of holy fires and purifying flames!  Symptom-wise, I felt generally raw, tender, ...

Cheese-making attempt #1 – Failure into Soup

Do NOT use heavy creamwhen making this cheese. I love cheese, and have long been wanting to make some in my own kitchen.  I suppose that I am preparing for the future days where I plan to wake up early in the morning, milk the goats that I don't have yet, and spend the morning making fresh cheeses and ...

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