Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Homemade Fire Cider ~ Winter Illness Preventative

I decided to leave a few cayenne, jalapeno and our only hot banana pepper plant in the garden a bit longer.

I wanted the peppers to make more ground cayenne powder and also use the jalapenos for making our very first Fire Cider.

Hubby likes things hot, so I figured he would be the first to take it as a preventative this winter.  If we like the results of this cider, I'll be planting my own horseradish next spring.

I used the recipe that Mountain Rose Herbs posted on their blog recently.  There are so many variations online to try as well.  

This will sit for one month, which is perfect timing for us here.  October seems to be the month that flu and flu type viruses start to spread, and this cider will boost our immune system.


Kim said...

I just picked a huge bucket of jalapenos. I need to start a couple jars of this. Thanks for the reminder.

EMMA said...

I was just thinking the other day that I should try making this. My youngest always seems to get sick in october too.

Mama Pea said...

Fire cider. Love the name. No self-respecting germ would dare linger in your house with that around!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Kim, after I made the first jar, the girls said they might try it, so I'm planning on making a second jar if I get any more jalapenos.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Emma, every year I see the kids get sick, so I hope they try it. You can put it in tomato juice, take it by itself, etc.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, I told Hubby I cleared out my sinuses just grating the horseradish. Very strong stuff.

RB said...

Will be interesting to hear how effective this turns out to be.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, I plan on making another jar too. I am just waiting on one last jalapeno from the garden.

Sam I Am...... said...

Fire cider...sounds hot! LOL! Does it "burn" the bugs out of your system? LOL!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Sam I am, it works like an immune booster.