After selling a bunch of garlic and hot peppers to two different customers in October who were making their own fire cider, I decided to try my hand at making some too. I grow half the ingredients myself, so why not?
Mine includes equal parts (chopped in a food processor):
- fresh ginger root
- fresh turmeric root
- fresh horseradish root
- red onion
- 3 serrano peppers
- juice of 1 lemon
- raw apple cider vinegar
The horseradish, garlic, onion and serranos I grew myself. The vinegar I got from Dwight Miller Orchards. I ended up buying the ginger and turmeric at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, but after the fact I heard that The Walker Farm grew some turmeric this year. I'll have to keep it in mind if I decide to do this again next year.
There it is in a gallon jar that's been on the counter for a week so far. In another couple of weeks, we'll see how well I did (or didn't do) with my proportions! Let's hope I don't get too much of a cold in the meantime.