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mary jayne richmond
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hi everyone, just a question.. what do you do with the garlic and onions, etc after you strain the fire cider?? i hate to through it away. i've thought of whizzing it up in the food processor and then drying it to add to things like mayo or stews. any ideas would be very welcome
 
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Stews, soup, casserole, taco, nori wrap, pasta dishes. That's what I would do too.
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Mary, what an awesome question!
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I have to confess my ignorance on this but I read about fire ciders here http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-fire-cider-recipes-from-the-kitchn-199972 and now I want to experiment. It reminds me of grandma's cold recipe, but on steroids! I would bet this could be a great discussion and show and tell.
 
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This blogger mentioned using the strained ingredients in stirfry's and fresh rolls. http://mountainroseblog.com/fire-cider
 
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Here is information and the recipe from the last link:

The standard base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, but there are plenty of other herbs that can be thrown in for added kick. This year there were lots of spicy jalapenos and vibrant rosemary in the garden, so we used those along with some organic turmeric powder and fresh lemon peel. Some people like to bury their fire cider jar in the ground for a month and then dig it up during a great feast to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Fire Cider can be taken straight by the spoonful, added to organic veggie juice (throw in some olives and pickles -- a non-alcoholic, health-boosting bloody mary!), splashed in fried rice, or drizzled on a salad with good olive oil. You can also save the strained pulp and mix it with shredded veggies like carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and fresh herbs to make delicious and aromatic stir-fries and spring rolls. We like to take 1 tbsp each morning to help warm up or 3 tbsp if we feel the sniffles coming on.

Time to make the Fire Cider!

Ingredients

    1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root
    1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root
    1 medium organic onion, chopped
    10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped
    2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped
    Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon
    Several sprigs of fresh organic rosemary or 2 tbsp of dried rosemary leaves
    1 tbsp organic turmeric powder
    1/4 tsp organic cayenne powder
    organic apple cider vinegar
    raw local honey to taste

Directions

1. Prepare all of your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart-sized jar. If you've never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus opening experience!

2. Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well.

3. Store in a dark, cool place for a month and remember to shake daily.

4. After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquidy goodness as you can from the pulp while straining.

5. Next comes the honey. Add 1/4 cup of honey and stir until incorporated.

6. Taste your cider and add another 1/4 cup until you reach the desired sweetness.

Herbal Ingredient Variations

These organic herbs and spices would make a wonderful addition to your Fire Cider creations. You can find them all and more in our shop!

Thyme, Horseradish Root Powder, Rosehips, Star Anise, Schisandra Berries, Astragalus, Parsley , Burdock, Oregano, Peppercorns, Beet Root Powder, Habanero Powder, Bird's Eye Chili Powder, Whole Chili Peppers, Orange, Grapefruit, Lime peels/or juice.
 
mary jayne richmond
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i've used the left over from the fire cider to put in with the chicken necks and back and bones ..etc.  when i make a batch of stock... really good!!!  and also a  'SHRUB' for the fire cider.  its 1/3 cup fire  cider...  1/3 cup unsweetened juice.  2 tablespoons of maple syrup in 2 quarts of water.  very refreshing on the hot days of summer... you could even put some salt in it and have a electrolyte drink, i would think....hhmmm maybe i should try that
 
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