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Fall is upon us. That means it’s time to start those herbal holiday gifts—Herbal Cordials and liqueurs are a delight to receive and easy to make. Today, we’ll talk about how to make Herbal Cordials and Liqueurs and the best herbs to use.
Herbs we discussed
- Cayenne and similar peppers
- Black pepper
Techniques we discussed
- Simple-syrup method
- Traditional method (based on a French technique)
Recipes we mentioned
- The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart
- Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
Herbs in the News
The Seattle Times Article “Seattle OKs $1 Fine for Adding too Much Food to Garbage Bins,” was published on September 22, 2014. We discussed the consequences of Seattle’s new law as well as what it means in the greater context of our country’s challenges in dealing with refuse.
Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed bioremediation.
Herbs we discussed:
- Oyster mushrooms
For more information on herbs for remediation read “Sunflowers and Bacterial Clean Up Radiation” on HellaDelicious
or try the Environmental Protection Agency’s “The Citizen’s Guide to Bioremediation.”
The Practical Herbalist Team
Candace Hunter, Sue Sierralupe and Patrick Hunter have been working together as the Practical Herbalist/Real Herbalism Radio team for many years. They have published 10 books which are available in Kindle form.