Posts tagged seasonal fruit
Autumn Immune Tonic - Fire Cider

As we transition to Autumn, start boosting your immunity with this fiery mix of herbs, honey and vinegar. With anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and circulatory herbs, it will stand you in great stead as the months get colder. It takes a month to infuse so now is the perfect time to get making. This sweet/sour tonic is known traditionally as an oxymel and I’m a huge fan of this combo of flavours.

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Nettle Rosemary Hair Tonic

It may seem a bit odd pouring what is essentially herbal tea over your head, but I’m a convert. This simple mix of nettles, rosemary, apple cider vinegar and water has added shine and body to my hair, giving it far better texture than any conditioning treatment - all without using chemicals.

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Raspberry Shrub with Lemon Verbena and Rose Geranium

The weather is hotting up again and raspberries are in season, so here’s summer shrub (aka drinking vinegar) recipe for some zingy refreshment. It’s a sweet/sour syrup you can mix with sparkling water (like a cordial) or add to cocktails. (See also my Gorse Flower Shrub on the blog for more history on these drinks).

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