DIY Apple Vinegar

I may have been living a little too close to the edge lately. I actually stayed hungry when I didn’t have enough money to go to market. I only had 20 cents! But its worth it, I think. I wanted to pay my bills and I did! Just electric left this month and I have the money, woohoo! It doesn’t often scare me so much anymore. It always works out and so miraculously. But once in awhile I do get scared. That was the first time I needed food. You know you’re getting low when you eat foods, like tangerines, to feed you calories, even though citrus doesn’t usually agree with you, for instance.  But you are grateful for the sustenance.and that was the first time in two years here that I got that low. I just thought I should be completely forthcoming, if I’m going to share with you my life!

apple-cider-vinegarRecipe of the Day – Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients:

  1. 3 small apples (core and peel included, no stem)
  2. 3 tsp. raw coconut sugar
  3. Fill with filtered water to cover

Directions:

  1. Wash and chop your apples into medium sized pieces.
  2. You can use the peels and cores, too!
  3. Place them in a clean, rinsed and sterilized wide mouth jar.
  4. Mix the sugar with 1 cup of water and pour on top of the apples.
  5. Add more water if needed to cover the apples.
  6. Cover the jar with a paper towel or a cheesecloth and rubber band, to let it breathe.
  7. Place  in a warm, dark place for 2-3 weeks, cupboard or pantry.
  8. Strain out the liquid and discard the apple pieces.
  9. Return the liquid to the same jar and cover it again (same paper or cheesecloth).
  10. Check in 4 to 6 weeks, stirring with a plastic or wooden spoon every few days or so.
  11. After the first 4 weeks, you can begin to also taste your vinegar and once it reaches an acidity you like, you can transfer it to a bottle with a lid and begin using it.

Word of the Day – vinaigre – vinegar

Tip of the Day – A good pro-biotic food to have around, to take daily, use as a dressing, even clean with!

 

 

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