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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB, you will create thyme syrup or gummies using plant material you harvested.

Minimum requirements:
  - Create syrup and/or gummies
  - Use thyme

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
 - Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
 - Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
 - Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container

Clarifications:
 - Honey infusions do not qualify for this BB
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I made cough syrup (that can also be mixed into a hot toddy) from thyme and honey.
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I harvested thyme.
I harvested thyme.
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Harvested.
Harvested.
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Thyme simmeing in water.
Thyme simmeing in water.
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Straining through cheesecloth.
Straining through cheesecloth.
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Topping of with honey so it’s about half and half.
Topping of with honey so it’s about half and half.
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Done and ready for winter.
Done and ready for winter.
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In this recipe, I used Thyme from my garden, onion, gumweed and enough honey to cover the chopped herbs. They  cooked together in a saucepan over low heat, until bubbly. All of these are soothing to a sore throat and/or excess phlem.
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picking thyme
picking thyme
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chopping herbs
chopping herbs
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syrup in a labeled jar
syrup in a labeled jar
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To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
- Harvested plant material (either being harvested or just harvested)
- Making the syrup and or gummies with a description or link to the recipe you used
- Finished syrup or gummies in a labeled container



I made a thyme decoction by simmering fresh thyme in water for 20 minutes. To 1 cup of decoction, I added 1/4 sugar and simmered until the liquid was reduced by half. I ended up with 4 oz (1/2 cup) of thyme syrup, and I like it better than I thought I would.
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Harvesting thymr
Harvesting thymr
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About to simmer thyme for 20 minutes
About to simmer thyme for 20 minutes
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Sugar added to thyme decoction
Sugar added to thyme decoction
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Simmering to reduce the liquid
Simmering to reduce the liquid
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The finished strained thyme syrup in its labeled jar
The finished strained thyme syrup in its labeled jar
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