Fire Cider - Cold and Flu Tonic

Fire cider

Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy for coughs, colds and sore throats made from onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, lemon, herbs and apple cider vinegar. 

We use this as a tonic mixed with honey in the cooler months to prevent and fight off colds when they strike.

The original recipe is made with horseradish which can be hard to find unless you grow it yourself so you can substitute daikon, regular radish or leave it out completely. If you can get a hold of horseradish I would highly recommend adding it in as it takes the flavour to a whole new level and is extremely delicious!!

You can also add in chillies or jalapeños to give it an extra kick but I opted to leave them out this time to make it more kid friendly. 

Strawberry and Ginger Kombucha

strawberry and ginger kombucha

Strawberries make an awesome flavour for your second ferment and are guaranteed to get your kombucha fizzy (which so many people struggle with). The ginger balances out the sweetness of the strawberries and adds a nice punchy flavour.

To make this you will need one batch of finished plain kombucha and a 1 litre glass bottle with a tight seal. Grolsch style flip top bottles work well as does reusing store bought kombucha bottles. 

Ginger Bug

Ginger Bug is one of our favourite fermented drinks to make because it's so easy. It's super punchy in flavour and only uses 2 ingredients - ginger and sugar. 

Check out our video we did with Organic Sisters below where we show you how to make it.