Nov 28, 2012

Warming Up With Some Fire Cider

While hiking in the coast range this past weekend I noticed that the deciduous trees were almost bare. Spots of yellow and rusty red were still speckling the tree line, but just barely hanging in there. When a burst of wind blew I was caught in a shower of falling leaves. It was brisk , and with a definite chill, and I think I missed an opportunity to wear my wool cloak. All of these signs are a sure reminder to start thinking about Fire Cider.

Fire cider has been around for ages. Traditionally a blend of apple cider vinegar, honey and spicy roots & fruits are mixed up in a glass jar and buried in late summer to then be dug up again in autumn. 

Portland Apothecary's latest batch of Fire Cider is done brewing and quite a few of you have been requesting it. Especially those of you who used up the bottle of it in your Autumn CSH (Community Supported Herbalism) Share. You will be able to find our Fire Cider at our Winter Share pick up site & Winter Sale at Lilith Rockett's Open Studio on December 15 & 16th from 12-4, at 916 Se 34th Ave #200 (cross is Belmont).
Fire Cider keeps you toasty in the cool weather and helps stave off the colds and flus that try and beckon us to our beds. Fire Cider also helps relieve congestion and definitely gets your circulatory system going with its spicy kick!

As usual friends, herbs should be respected, so if you are on medications please consult with your physician prior to ingestion. And if you are on blood thinning medications such as Coumadin, Fire Cider is most definitely not for you. 

Here's to a toasty healthy Autumn!

Nov 15, 2012

Here come the holidays. . . We know it's an onslaught of holiday madness, but this event is going to be truly inspired. An incredible list of makers are selling their wares and we are so excited to be a part of it. You'll find our soap and herbal & mineral salt soak there, as well as our fire cider, elderberry syrup and a few other surprises. Hope to see you there!

Nov 4, 2012

Winter Community Supported Herbalism (CSH) Share

We are really busy over here at Portland Apothecary getting our Winter CSH Share ready for people who have preordered their share. Our Autumn Share was so much fun and so successful that we are totally excited to introduce you to the Winter Share. We are offering it in a limited run to ensure our sanity and a quality product, and currently we are down to maybe a dozen left for sale. If you are not wanting to miss out you can visit our store. All of our products and remedies are small batch and hand crafted.