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Rocket Fuel to the Rescue!

A little note: this video was filmed before physical distancing regulations came into force. Celia and Jonathan can’t wait to get back together in the kitchen soon, and nor can we!

Rocket fuel

(Natural antibiotic)

GF | DF | VEG

Makes about 500-750 ml

  • 500-750 ml (2-3 cups) apple cider vinegar, preferably organic
  • 250 g (half of one) white or yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 250 g (1 small) orange, cut into wedges
  • 120 g (1 small) lemon, cut into wedges – or two limes
  • 30 g (7.5 cm long) fresh ginger root, sliced
  • 30 g (1 generous bunch) herbs - e.g., thyme, rosemary, tarragon
  • 15 g (5 cm long) fresh turmeric root, sliced (or 1 Tbsp powder)
  • 15 g (2-3 cloves) garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • optional: 1-3 Tbsp raw honey (added after infusion, as desired)

Method:

BRUISE. Gently smash ginger, turmeric and garlic with base of your knife to release oils.

LAYER. Place ingredients in alternate layers in a clean, glass container with a lid.

FILL. Cover fully with vinegar and seal container.

INFUSE. Place jar in a cool location such as your kitchen counter and let infuse 4-6 weeks. If you need to dip in sooner – no problem! – the longer you wait, the stronger the medicine.

STRAIN. Pass liquid into a bowl or container. Gently press to release juices.

BALANCE. If desired, add honey to taste (1 Tbsp at a time) OR squeeze some orange juice to cut the sharpness. Rocket Fuel is meant to be bold and not overly sweet. It should have some bite!

STORE: Best consumed within 3 months for freshness. Will keep up to one year, refrigerated.

Health Benefits:

  • Better Digestion: Take 1 Tbsp (or a shot glass) half an hour before meals to kick start digestion.
  • Energy: Take anytime you need an energy boost (e.g., before/after traveling, before a long day of work).
  • Immunity Boost / Cold & Flu Remedy: Take 1 Tbsp, 3-4 times a day.

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