Home Remedies

For joint pain and inflammation:

In 8×8 pyrex brownie pan, add box of golden raisins, cover with 750 ml gin. Do not use the cheap gin – most people use Gordon’s or Tanqueray.  The anti inflammatory ingredient is juniper berries, and cheaper jin uses an extract instead of the actual berries, so the remedy won’t work. Let sit until gin is absorbed by the raisins (at least a week).  Take remaining raisins and liquid, bottle and fridge. Have 9 every day. It will take about 2 mo for the pain to go away.

For sore throat and difficulty sleeping:

1 c hot water
1 tea bag
1 tbsp honey
2 oz whiskey
1 tsp lemon juice

Make tea, add honey, lemon juice and whiskey.

For sore throat:

In saucepan over med high heat, add 1 c milk, 1 tsp turmeric, let boil. Add 1 tsp ghee. Enjoy (?)

For cough:

1 part vodka/whiskey, 1 part honey/maple syrup, 1 part lemon juice

For weight loss:

1 c hot water
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp ginger juice

Drink every morning.

For cough:

Vicks on feet, wear socks.

For cough:

Soak peppermint candies in whiskey until dissolved. Take 1 tbsp before bed.

 

 

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Cast Iron Cooking … A Few Thoughts

Need a cast iron for basically baking and breakfast? And sometimes dinner? And maybe no meats?

Buy the Lodge L8CF3 Covered Cast Iron Chicken Fryer, Black, 3 quart, from Amazon.com. It’s $35 INCLUDING the lid right now. It’s cheaper than the dutch oven and the skillet, and the shape is much more useful.

Season the pan with these instructions: http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/

http://www.jocooks.com/bakery/breads/crusty-bread/

http://papadutch.home.comcast.net/~papadutch/dutch-oven-recipe-cornbread.htm

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=recipe;id=71;url=http%3A%2F%2Fpapadutch%2Ehome%2Ecomcast%2Enet%2F~papadutch%2Fdutch-oven-recipes%2Ehtm

The key to dutch oven cooking seems to be making sure the dutch oven has been heated for 30 min or so before using, then adding ingredients.

http://amandascookin.com/brownies-in-cast-iron-skillet/ (Lots of links to other cast iron sites from her blog)

http://noe847.blogspot.com/2010/04/twd-swedish-visiting-cake.html

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/mark-bittmans-autumn-millet-bake-recipe.html

https://robincooksveg.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-magic-pan-that-vegetarians-must-have/

http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Cooking-Vegetarians-Joanna-Pruess/dp/1629143243

http://www.reddit.com/r/EatCheapAndHealthy/comments/39njeq/vegetarian_cast_iron_skillet_recipes/

http://www.ahappycamper.com/products/dorecipes/breakfast/basic-dutch-oven-omelet.html

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/other-side-dish/fannie-farmers-rich-corn-cake.html

http://thesweethome.com/reviews/best-dutch-oven/