Let's Make Fire Cider

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Taught by Dawn Petter

With a passion and vast knowledge of herbs and a prolific career in design, Herbalist, Dawn Petter teaches classes about the art of plant based healing. Her classes are imaginative and accessible and are taught to encourage students to use herbal medicine in their daily lives. She incorporates her training from Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism with her natural creative flare.  Dawn works as a Clinical Herbalist and Flower essence Practitioner in NYC and offers in depth consults by appointment. You can also find her, leading herb walks and teaching classes at The New York Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The Horticultural Society of New York, The 92 Y, and the New York Open Center amongst other places.

Dawn is the creator of Petalune Herbals, a resource for hand crafted herbal skincare and luxury botanical products. To learn more visit www.petaluneherbals.com or contact, dawn@petaluneherbals.com

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Fire Cider is a traditional tonic that herbalists have used for generations to ward off colds, flu, ease inflammation, pain and a myriad of other ailments. In this class we'll learn about its origins, recent controversy, its therapeutic benefits  and lots of ways to personalize this traditional blend while we chop and formulate together. A list of ingredients will be sent ahead of time for those who want to cook along.
Supplies needed:
  • 16-32oz of raw apple cider vinegar (like Bragg's)
  • a two ounce piece of organic horseradish (don't worry if you can't find it!)
  • a small to medium organic raw onion
  • 6-8 cloves of raw garlic
  • a large piece of organic raw ginger (enough for approximately a 1/4 cup once grated)
  • 1/2 a jar of organic cayenne pepper
  • black pepper (about 10 grinds)
  • cup of raw honey (optional)
  • measuring cups
  • a sharp knife +cutting board
  • grater
  • a measuring jug with ml measurements (if you have it)
  • Quart or 16 oz mason jar
  • plastic lid for mason jar and/or a 6" square piece of parchment paper
  • Additional optional extras: fresh thyme, rosemary, sage, or one ounce of any of the following medicinal herbs, (available from herb shops or online), elderberry, schisandra berry, elecampane, marshmallow root

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