So I haven't posted in a while for a reason...I bought a google phone and one day it decided to quit working on me...I thought I had too much stuff on it and deleted a bunch of pictures...it turned out because I did that a lot of the pictures on my blog disappeared! I was so very upset I just couldn't look at my blog! All that work all those years of documentation! So I'm partly over it...I'll start blogging again...maybe I'll go back and try to find those pictures and fill it in as I go along. So now you know!
Instead of relying on store bought medicines I've been using homemade herbal and plant remedies this winter.
Pickled garlic- easy to make and one of the best to prevent colds and flu. Just peel garlic fill jar, cover with apple cider vinegar. Leave in sunny location for 4-6 weeks. Strain off the liquid and save 1/2 for salad dressings and cooking. Lightly simmer the remainder of the liquid with some honey and pour back over the garlic cloves. Let that sit for another 4 weeks and enjoy the garlic for cooking. It keeps indefinitely in a dark spot or I just store it in my fridge.
Reminder to self: go outside and plant more garlic for more pickling now!
Elderberry syrup is great for cough and sore throat.
I got most of my recipes out of Rosemary Gladstar's book Medicinal Herbs and Susun Weed's book New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way