My Cold and Flu tea is so soothing and perfect for those times you're feeling under the weather, but isn't it better to prevent the cold or flu in the first place? We try to keep a healthy lifestyle to prevent illnesses and part of that lifestyle is fermenting foods and beverages.
Yes, we are one of those families. We ferment things. Why? It's good for our bodies and it tastes good too. We rarely get sick or come down with the sniffles, but when we do, it's nice to have a jar of this nearby.
Fermented Fire Tonic
At the first sign of cold or illness... take a shot. Then take another and in a bit, take another, and the next morning, take one more just to be sure.
The sheer heat of it kills... and the beneficial bacteria and by-products boost your body and help keep the bad bacteria, parasites, and viruses at bay.
What is it exactly? It's fire cider, but minus the apple cider vinegar. We ferment the goodies and it makes it's own type of cider. It's traditional fire cider, but just so much better.
In a half gallon glass jar, cut up and cram it full of the following:
Hot Peppers - we used Scotch Bonnet and Habaneros from the garden.
Fill the jar with filtered water, put on the lid, set it on the counter (in a shallow pan), and let it sit for the next 6 weeks. The jar will bubble - a whole lot the first few weeks - so the pan is necessary to catch anything that bubbles over. Loosen the lid as needed - at least once a day the first few weeks and let out the pressure.
The Fermented Fire lives on the counter until it's gone and then we'll make another batch and another. And, yes, it's HOT, but really, it's not as hot as you would think.
A work in progress