Winter Recipes

Written by Admin Crew December 28, 2022

Looking for a good dose of herbal medicine for your winter woes? We feel you! Below are some of our founder and herbalist, Rachel's cornerstone potions for prevention and speedy recovery.

Sicky Syrup:

1 handful dried Astragalus roots

1 cup Rosehips

1 cup Goji berries

Small handful Osha root (about ½ as much as the astragalus)

¼ cup Cardamom seeds

2 whole oranges


Simmer the mixture in a big pot of water for at least 2 hours. Or slow cook overnight in your crockpot if you’re midwestern like that.


Meanwhile, juice or blend in a blender with just a bit of water to make a potent slurry:

2 handfuls of fresh ginger

1 handful fresh turmeric

2-3 whole lemons


Once the tea has cooled, mix in the juice. If you go the slurry route, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth lined sieve, squeezing out every last bit.


To this mixture of tea and juice, add honey to taste then bottle up. I also add a bit of brandy to extend the life of the syrup- it’s your call to do so or not. Keep refrigerated. 


Take a shot glass full everyday to keep your system strong, more if you’re in the thick of a cold.

Varoom Vinegar


Throw in the blender:

3-5 cloves of garlic

A large piece of ginger, chopped

A large piece of turmeric, chopped

A piece of horseradish, chopped

1 or 2 whole oranges, lemons or mandarins

Pour in ACV a few inches over the herbs.

Blend the crap out of it. Strain. Save the remaining plant material for a future cracker recipe!