Dragon's Breath - a favorite herbal vinegar recipe.
To stay healthy and cold or flu free, i use this delicious vinegar. I place 1 to 2 Tablespoons of it in water and drink it in the mornings or use it as a dressing on fresh greens or roasted vegetables.
Recipe for Garlic Dragon's Breath - Fire Water
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, smashed to break up the healthy properties. (I am still using Steel Pony Farm's garlic from the Garlic Festival.) So potent and so delicious.
1 lemon cut in half.
4 Tbs fresh ginger - peeled and chopped in chunks.
4 Tbs freshly grated horseradish root (I am using Kathy McBryan's horseradish she gave me this fall. Fresh from her lake side garden.)
Handful of parsley
Apple Cider Vinegar
Honey ( Chai Wallahs - spiced Nixon Honey with cinnamon, cloves, cardamon...)
Directions: * Combine the onion, garlic, lemon, ginger, parsley, and horseradish in a widemouth mason jar.
*Add warmed apple cider vinegar to cover them. (warming the vinegar allows it to more actively draw the properties out of the herbs. Just warm, if it becomes too hot the good enzymes will be no longer active.)
*Place on counter for 3 weeks, shaking it at times.
*Strain, then discard the root veggies, herbs and fruit. Compost please!
Add honey and cayenne to taste!
The final product will be a lively, hot, pungent, and yet sweet mixture.
To use it: 1 - 2 Tbs at first sign of a cold, and repeat every 4 hours until feeling better. or 1Tbs in water once or twice a week. or mix with a bit of olive oil and use as a salad dressing. Or In you caesar!!