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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.


(image from Mountain Rose Herbs)


For this badge bit, you will create Fire Cider

Required:
 - Make a journal page about a recipe for a fire cider and dosage information.
 - Make at least one pint (450ml) of fire cider, with a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.

Optional:
 - Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to ID and how to grow horseradish root. Add it to the herb section.
 - Make a journal page about the uses and attributes and how to make apple cider vinegar. Add it to the herb section.
 - Make a journal page about the uses and attributes of honey. Add it to the herb section.

Here are some links to guide you in researching and creating your Fire Cider:
  Craft Your Own Fire Cider! - Mountain Rose Herbs
  Traditional Fire Cider - Bastyr University
  Stoke Your Immune System with Fire Ciders - Bastyr University
  Original Fire Cider Recipe and Controversy - A Life Well Planted
  THE HORSERADISH PLANT: HARVESTING, PROCESSING & USES - THE HERBAL ACADEMY  
  Horseradish - The California School of Herbal Studies  
  How to make Herbal Tinctures Using Vinegar - The Spruce Eats
  HERBAL VINEGARS - THE HERBAL ACADEMY  

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must post:
 - a picture of your journal page about Fire Cider and the recipe you used to make it
 - a picture of your ingredients being harvested (this should be more than half the ingredients)
 - a picture of the ingredients you bought from the store (note, only buy the ingredients that do not grow local to your areas - buying vinegar is fine)
 - a picture of your ingredients in vinegar
 - a picture of your completed fire cider in a labelled container


Optional:
 - a picture of your journal pages listing the attributes and uses of each ingredient.
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I made fire cider the other day!  It's a bit hard to harvest many of the ingredients in Wisconsin but I think I did pretty good.  My journal is in a Word-like software program so I'll just copy/paste that section in here for that requirement:

Fire Cider:
1 med onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
3-4T grated ginger root
3-4T grated horseradish
Apple cider vinegar

Combine solid ingredients in a quart mason jar.  Fill jar with ACV.  Place in warm spot (coat closet) and sit for 2-3 weeks.  Strain and add honey and cayenne to taste if desired.  Take 1T 5x daily at first sign of cold.



I harvested the onion, garlic and horseradish from our garden.  I harvested one tiny ginger from my greenhouse and got the rest from the store.  Vinegar came from the store to ensure the right amount of acidity (maybe that's just a canning concern?)
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Harvesting horseradish
Harvesting horseradish
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Ginger plant (bottom center in the leaf mulch)
Ginger plant (bottom center in the leaf mulch)
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Ginger tuber with two worms!
Ginger tuber with two worms!
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Garlic bulbils on upper right from garden, ginger from greenhouse bottom center, storebought on bottom right
Garlic bulbils on upper right from garden, ginger from greenhouse bottom center, storebought on bottom right
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Ready to infuse
Ready to infuse
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Filtered and ready to store
Filtered and ready to store
Staff note (Mike Barkley):

I certify this BB is complete. Might I suggest a hard copy journal or at least a digital backup.

 
Mike Haasl
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Thanks Mike!  I do back up my computer to a separate hard drive.
 
please buy my thing and then I'll have more money:
HARDY FRUIT TREES FOR ORGANIC AND PERMACULTURE
https://permies.com/t/132540/HARDY-FRUIT-TREES-ORGANIC-PERMACULTURE
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