Winter root soup … delicious organic bread with butter … hot cider … a warm fire …
Gifts of the abundant earth from Islanders gardens, beautifully displayed on the porch, featuring herbs, seeds, mushrooms, dried flowers, gourds, and carved pumpkins. We are always amazed by the generosity of this community, and the art of the harvest that shows up here.
Minglement and The Roasterie host this annual event as a way to give back to the community. In the magic of a sweet evening near Halloween, all are nourished.
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It’s Still Fire Cider Season
Last month, we shared Rosemary Gladstar’s Fire Cider Recipe. You can find the recipe on vashonloop.com in Vol. 19, Issue 2.
Fire Cider-making season continues, and Minglement still stocks horseradish and other appropriate ingredients. It is easy to customize your Fire Cider.
Eva says: “I use maple syrup, shallots, burdock root, and dandelion root. I also add a piece or two of oshà root to my mix. The oshà makes it even more medicinal, but some folks may not be looking for a fire cider like I like.”
Oshà is a spicy, warming, and bitter root, with an affinity for the respiratory system and providing other health benefits.
Burdock root supports lymph movement, and it, like dandelion root, support liver function. Both burdock and dandelion root are high in nutrients and in inulin, a starchy carbohydrate that nourishes our gut flora.