[Herbalist] Tinctures!

Aurore Gaudin 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)
  ----- Original Message -----
  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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