Fire Cider, spring and the fish coming in!

 

Hi Folks-

Whoa, happy fake Spring! I’ll take it! And wish for a little more sugaring snow.

I made this really fun thing with Chelsea this weekend, fire cider. For those unfamiliar, fire cider is a traditional (read very old) tonic made by herbalist to help boost health. I have purchased fire cider from herbalist before and felt like it did help ward off the crud and minimize the crud when I got it. Anyway it’s a pretty basic recipe with all the things we know are good for us; garlic, ginger, turmeric, onions, thyme, black pepper, hot peppers, horseradish, apple cider vinegar and raw honey. I thought “Hey I bet I can make this,” and then I thought “hmm maybe I’ll call an herbalist and find out if there are herbs that help support respiratory health.” Certainly that is something Peter and I both struggle with (although my recently quitting smoking after years should help quite a bit too ;-). She recommended a couple of different herbs so I dropped by my local apothecary (how cool is that, I bet you have one too) and got both the herbs and some dosage suggestions.

It was intense, garlic, onions, fresh horseradish, ginger and jalapenos had our eyes running but we persevered and added all the ingredients to half gallon canning jars, covered the solid ingredients with raw cider vinegar. Shake every day for three weeks, strain and then mix in raw honey to taste. The recipe I used was from the Herbal Academy and is here Fire Cider Anyway, super fun project with Chels and who can’t use a little boost these days?

Peter has great fish coming in tomorrow and if the weather stays as it is, you should come eat on the porch, I don’t care if it is March! Also check out the prepared food case, all kinds of fun creative foods in there! Oh yes and wash your hands! All the time!

Fish tomorrow:

  • Haddock

  • Icelandic Arctic Char

  • Swordfish

  • Alaskan Cod. Frozen at sea

  • Shetland Salmon

  • Blue Fish

  • Halibut

  • 10/20 Dry Scallops

  • 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp

Day of the Week

Lunch Special

Soup Special

Dinner Special

Monday

Hot spice rubbed Salmon sandwich on a soft roll.

Clam Chowder

Italian meatloaf

Tuesday

meatball sub

Broccoli Cheddar Ale

Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday

Grilled Ahi tuna steak sandwich

Lobster Bisque

Salmon Cakes with Caper mayo

Thursday

Bahn Mi, Vietnamese chicken sandwich

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Shrimp Quesadilla

Friday

Pulled pork sandwich, come early, it sells out!

Fish Chowder

Chef’s choice!

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802.223.7051

www.uncommonmarket.net

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