A quick fix from my Herbal Encyclopedia for this sick lady (meaning me). I call it the Cold Remedy Elixir:
- the juice of half a lemon
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp of shredded ginger
- honey to taste
- steep in hot water
Drink 3-5 times daily while symptoms persist.
It’s hard to believe that this image above was taken on Seneca Lake and has no filter or editing. This is really what the sky looked like late August. I am grateful to have captured it.
On another note, but staying with the tangerine theme – I have been saving all of my tangerine peels for something magnificent. Here are the things I made with them:
- Tangerine Powder / Spice
- Sugar & Tangerine Scrub
- Tangerine Essential Oil
Here is how I did it:
1. First, I collected and dried a bunch of tangerine peels. They must me really dry, like breakable.
2. I put the tangerine peels (and a few grapefruit peels) into a blender and blended into a powder.
3. Then I portioned out 3 different jars of power; 1 for the scrub, 1 for the spice and the last for the essential oil.
4. Sugar & Tangerine Scrub: I took the powder for the scrub and added equal parts of sugar to peel. When I go to use this, I will add a little bit of oil to make the scrub.
5. Tangerine Powder / Spice: I added the tangerine powder into a spice jar for easy sprinkling on things like salmon. I used this the other night on salmon, mixed with fresh crushed black pepper and salt and it was delicious!
6. Tangerine Essential Oil: And lastly, I used the remaining tangerine powder to make Tangerine Essential Oil. Use the same directions from my Lavender Essential Oil Tutorial here.
Let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help! Do you have any peel/food scrap recipes?
What you need:
- Fresh or Dried Lavender
- Grain Alcohol (Vodka or Rum)
- Jar with a Tight Seal
- 2 Coffee Filters
- Step 1. Crush the lavender with the back of a spoon or pestle to release the oil.
- Step 2. Add lavender and alcohol into jar. Enough alcohol to fully submerge the lavender.
- Step 3. Seal tight and shake several times a day.
- Step 4. After about 1 week, strain the mixture with a coffee filter into a new dark-colored jar with lid.
- Step 5. Place a clean coffee filter over the top of the new jar and let the alcohol dissipate for about one week.
- Step 6. If sediment settles, restrain again. And voila, you have Lavender Essential Oil! Use for perfume, home-made soap, cooking and more.
Next week: We’re going to do something with all of those leftover orange peels. Save them now and lay them out to dry.
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Just a few watercolor illustrations from our new 2013 Herbal Calendar, available Monday here!