Image 2Finally got all my ingredients to make my first ever batch of FIRE CIDER!  So excited! The horseradish root was the only challenge: 1. to FIND (surprisingly found it at Shaw’s in Hyannis next to ginger root) and 2. to GRATE….at first I thought it smelled so divine and then, I could not believe how powerful it was! My eyes just burned, burned, burned, like a disco inferno…Image 1  I actually had to grate it with my eyes closed…The rest of the ingredients seemed easy after that horseradish root! So here is the recipe:

1/2 cup grated horseradish root

1/2 cup grated ginger root

10 (i used more) cloves of garlic smashed and or diced (I did some of each)

1 Onion chopped

1 jalapeño pepper OR 1/4 tsp cayenne

1 TBSP tumeric

1 zest and juice of lemon

Cover ingredients with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ( I used Bragg’s)

Set in cupboard or refrigerator of ONE MONTH ( I put in fridge) SHAKE IT EVERY DAY TO MIX  then take out after a month and strain it through a fine sieve and or cheesecloth. ADD 1/2 cup of local honey to the strained cider and enjoy a shot every day or mix into salad dressing! Super anti viral anti bacterial remedy! A real boost for the immune system and it tastes amazing! Try it soon.Let me know how you enjoy it. What a terrific Christmas gift this would make for your family and friends next year! I read that some folks bury the jar in the ground for a month! Interesting, but I can just imagine me forgetting exactly where I put it or having the chickens or Pomeranians on Chicken~Pom~Farm dig it up on me!