Pioneer Woman at Heart
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Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Homemade Peppermint Extract
I picked enough fresh peppermint to fill about a 1/2 cup.
It went into a pint jar with about 1 1/2 cups vodka. I found several variations, but typically it's 1:2 ratio (one part fresh herbs, 2 parts vodka) with fresh herbs. Correct me if I am wrong on that.
It will sit for about a month, with me shaking the jar often. This will be used mainly for baking, but can be used as a tincture for colds, nausea, stomach and digestive issues, diarrhea and other ailments.