I love using vividly-hued plants this time of year, when the winter has made us snow-weary, and we all long for more color in our lives.
Adding brightly colored herbs to tea infusions always adds a bit of cheer to the day. Think of cornflowers, hibiscus, rose and calendula - even when dried these petals retain their lovely colors...
I concocted the following recipe -- a delicious & bright turmeric oxymel -- in the spirit of bringing more color into my life. If you haven't made one before, oxymels are simply a combination of vinegar & honey infused with herbs.
Turmeric is a wonderful health tonic that benefits the whole body in many ways, and it is especially good for supporting healthy digestion and liver function. It is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps to protect and invigorate the liver. This is a delightful food/medicine for spring-time wellness!
LIVER-LOVING TURMERIC OXYMEL:
4 Tblsp. powdered turmeric OR 3 Tblsp. fresh grated turmeric
1 Tblsp. crushed black peppercorn
1 Tblsp. crushed cardamom pods
apple cider vinegar
pint-sized glass jar