Fire Cider

On days where the news becomes too much to bear, I create. I tunnel my energy into a task. I put my focus into something that will heal my mind and my heart. If you are at a loss, maybe this will help you too.


Fire Cider is a traditional folk remedy made from a combination of horseradish, garlic, onion and various herbs infused in apple cider vinegar. With a kick of spicy, tart, and sweet, fire cider can be used in a variety of ways, most popularly for sinus congestion and warding off colds and flus. It's also a great way to wake up your senses on a cold winter morning! You can read more about the history of Fire Cider here

I like to sip a tablespoon or two in the morning, but it's also great in salad dressings, in a marinade, or even mixed into cocktails (I see a kombucha cocktail recipe in my future!). The strained vegetable remnants also taste amazing in a stir fry. 

This recipe is very forgiving and is only a rough guideline. Feel free to make substitutions for any herbs or flavorings that you prefer. The most important ingredients are the ratio of horseradish, garlic, onion, and apple cider vinegar.  Use what's in season, what's available to you, and what you like! If possible, I recommend using organic ingredients as you are steeping all the goodness out of the produce.