So, it's totally time to start thinking about fall! Sorry to those of you who love east coast summers, but my favorite season of all is fall. The only downside to that snuggly time of year is that the kids go back to school and germs start spreading around again like secrets. Thankfully, we are the recipes of our great grandmas to keep us warm and healthy. Master tonic aka "Fire Cider" aka "4 Thieves Tonic" has been keeping people healthy and kicking infection butt for a long long time. So many of these "old" recipes have been lost in this modern generation, and we have turned ourselves over to antibiotics and dayquil. I believe that it is time to uncover this hidden gold and get back to our roots (pun intended).
There are many ways to make Master Tonic, but here are a few ideas:
After you let the mixture infuse and ferment in a dark place for 4-6 weeks, you can strain it and add raw honey or pure maple syrup. It is good as a preventative in a shot glass or spoonful, a throat rinse or spray, added to tea or juice, and even a marinade for meat or as a salad dressing. Whatever the use, Master Tonic will give your body the kung fu moves it needs to battle off the bugs and blues this winter.
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