Aurore at hot.rr.com
Tue Jan 8 15:07:52 PST 2002
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Please do tell the story after the event of how the stuff tastes.
(Likes the idea of new uses for that dratted bottle of vodka)
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From: Corwyn and Carowyn
To: Herbalist at ansteorra.org ; SCA-Herbalist at yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 4:50 PM
Subject: [Herbalist] Tinctures!
Greetings to the lists!
Okay, so I finally decided to do it! I've been saving this half-filled
bottle of vodka for a few months now, trying to figure out what the heck
to put into it. Jadwiga visited me a week ago, and suggested making
Carmelite water - which sounds great, but I only had half the
ingredients. Sheesh! So, since I'm bouncing all over the place today
because I have an event this weekend (standard procedure for me - get
manic the week before I have to autocrat an event), I decided to put some
of that frenetic energy to use.
So, I got out the mortar and pestle, the rosemary, and the lavender, and
partially crushed about 1/2 ounce of lavender. Tossed that into the
vodka, using a funnel. (Are funnels period?) Added about 1 ounce of
rosemary, partially crushed. Put on the lid, shook vigorously. Already
the liquid turned a reddish purple! Can't wait to see the finished
Then I remembered the mini bottles I had of vodka, from an earlier
experiment. On a whim, I tossed in parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
We'll see what that does!
Now that I've gotten over my Great Beeg Fear of Doing Something New
(happens every time - it looks beeg and sceery when I first hear of it,
but if I just give in and try something, suddenly it's not so bad!), I'm
looking at the Carmelite Water recipe. Hmmm.....after my event's over, a
trip to the local herb shop's in order....
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