Infused oils for cuts, bruises or burns. Oatmeal scrubs for bathing. Tinctures for fungal infestations. Homemade calcium supplements and more…

Grandma’s Rose Hip Soup

Mormor's Nypon Soppa This dish is a favorite in Sweden and contains high amounts of vitamin C. Rose hips also contain many other health enhancing properties. This recipe comes down to me from my mother's mother (Mormor) who was Swedish. I have altered it slightly for the GAPS or SCD diets. ½ pound (230g) nypon (dog rose hips), 1 cup…

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CannaButter Recipe

Variations on this recipe have been around for a while. Basically, keep the temperature of the infusion low. Keep an eye on your butter to make sure it doesn’t boil. If it gets too hot, add an ice cube or cold water to cool it down. Stir it every so often to make sure it isn’t burning.

Use organic butter for your medical marijuana cannabutter as agro-chemicals become concentrated in industrial farmed dairy products. Amounts are variable depending on the quality and quantity of your ingredients, but these are the ratios that are commonly used:

  • 1 pound butter
  • 2-4 c water
  • 1 oz medical marijuana leaf, fine ground

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Medical Marijuana Infused Oil

There are a variety of methods for making this oil and various lengths of time suggested for the infusion process. My favourite is using a crock pot on low for around 24 hours. Many people only infuse the oil for 40 minutes to 3 hours and are happy with the results, but I like the longer process for maximum extraction.…

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Raw Honey Vinegar

This is an amazingly simple recipe and results in a delicious, high-quality white vinegar with the flavors of the honey you have chosen to use. Try basswood or buckwheat honey for a darker, richer vinegar. Use raspberry honey for a lighter fruitier vinegar. 8:1 Water : Honey Eight parts water to one part honey Wild yeast Method: Place in a…

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Sorrel Soup

Green Shchi a summer soup in Russia, packed full of vitamins and nutrients. 1 pound sorrel 1 ½ T butter 1 pound spinach 6 c stock 1 T flour ½ c sour cream salt and pepper Method: Pick over and wash sorrel, shake off water; chop fine. Saute in ½ T butter. Mash through colander. Wash spinach thoroughly. Cook in…

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Orange Spice Pomander

I found this handwritten recipe in one of the many second hand community cook-books I search through for old-fashioned traditional recipes.

  • Whole oranges
  • Whole cloves
  • Powdered orris root
  • Ground cinnamon

Method:
Select firm oranges. Stick cloves into orange skin, until rind is all covered. Roll orange in equal parts orris and cinnamon. Pat in as much powder as orange will take.

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Spiced Herbal Iced Tea

I often keep a little pot of simmering herbs on the back of the stove making a flavorful medicinal tea, the herbs and spices vary depending on the season and other conditions. Suggestions for basic simmering herbs and spices: pau d'arco (immune booster and anti-viral) rooibus red tea (anti-oxidants) cinnamon stick (blood-sugar regulator, circulation) cloves (circulation) cardamon ginger (circulation, anti-nausea,…

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Garlic – Turmeric Oil

This is really easy to make and handy to have in the kitchen. A mainstay in Burmese kitchens it results in two great additions for salads. Crispy golden fried garlic and garlic-turmeric infused oil. Method: Peel and slice thinly as much garlic as you would like to have available. I suggest 2 heads of garlic to make the exercise worthwhile.…

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