Friday, September 30, 2011

It's National Honey Month!!!! whoooooooooo

From Mother Earth News

you fall, a victim of loose gravel. Your leg is a mess. At the local hospital, you’re given a cream to apply two times a day to keep infection at bay.

Returning home after a week of pain and aches, your leg isn’t healing as it should. A call to the local herbalist or homeopath, and it’s suggested that you apply honey to the wound. That’s too simple. “How can honey do anything to help this?” you ask. The reply, “Honey not only can heal, it will improve your overall health.

Modern creams and antibiotics may help heal, but they often have the disadvantage of killing tissue and causing scabs and scars.

But not all of us think to put honey under that Band-Aid or bandage. Results of a three year clinical trial at the University Teaching Hospital in Calabar, Nigeria, showed that unprocessed honey can heal wounds when more modern dressings and antibiotic treatments fail.

In 59 patients treated for wounds and external ulcers, honey was effective in all but one case. Topical applications kept sterile wounds sterile until they had time to heal, while infected wounds became sterile within a week. Honey was also shown to remove dead tissue from persistent wounds, helping some patients avoid skin grafts or amputations.

What gives honey its healing capacity? A combination, it seems, of several factors: Honey’s acidity, or pH, is low enough to hinder or prevent the growth of many species of bacteria, although this acidity may be neutralized as honey is diluted, with, for example, body fluids from a cut or wound.

Then there’s honey’s osmolarity, or tendency to absorb water from a wound, which deprives bacteria of the moisture they need to thrive. Hydrogen peroxide plays another big part. When honey is diluted (again, say, with fluids from a wound) an enzyme is activated to produce hydrogen peroxide which, as we know, is a potent antibacterial (who doesn’t have a brown bottle of this stuff in their medicine cabinet?).

Honey has also been shown to reduce the inflammation and soothe the pain of deep wounds and burns. And honey dressings won't stick to wounds, since what ends up in contact with the affected area is a solution of honey and fluid that can be easily lifted off or rinsed away. That means no pain when changing dressings, notes Molan, and no tearing away of newly formed tissue.

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“Honey is an ideal first-aid dressing material,” he adds, “especially for patients in remote locations, where there could be time for infection to set in before medical treatment is obtained. It is readily available and simple to use.”

But honey’s healing powers reach beyond wounds and burns.

There’s also evidence to suggest that the antibacterial powers of certain honeys, in particular New Zealand’s manuka honey, may be effective against the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, the main culprit in many stomach ulcers. Doctors have yet to prove this, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to give it a try in the meantime. Beginning and ending your day with a tablespoon of honey on a piece of toast may just calm the fire in your belly.

Some not-so-scientific research has also found that honey can speed alcohol metabolism to sober a person up. The high fructose content may help to relieve that morning-after hangover and the tired feeling that goes along with it. “Honey does not have to be digested before it is absorbed,” notes Dr. Susan Percival of the University of Florida’s Food Science and Human Nutrition Department. “It is already the two simple sugars, fructose and glucose,” which means, explains Percival, that the sugars from honey go directly to the bloodstream and can provide a quick boost when needed. Regular table sugar, on the other hand, is a disaccharide, which must be cleaved in two before digestion.

Along with fructose, honey enzymes enhance the digestive process to relieve indigestion. Daily use of honey creates heat and energy, wards off fatigue, and aids recuperative power.

Plagued by worrisome wrinkles? Honey softens and moisturizes for a healthy complexion. Beekeepers’ hands are often noted as being soft and smooth during honey season. To take advantage of honey’s skin softening potential, splash warm water on your face to open the pores. Then apply a thin honey mask, wash it off, and finish with a bit of cold water to the face. Dry skin cells plump up and wrinkles tend to smooth away. Dairy cream, whipped egg white, fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar or any fruit juice may be mixed into your honey mask.

Eating locally produced honey may also help to minimize the symptoms of hay fever and related pollen allergies, which leave so many of us sniffling and sneezing at this time of the year. John Heinerman, a noted medical anthropologist and author of Heinerman’s Encyclopedia of Healing Herbs and Spices (Prentice Hall, 1996), notes that the best course of treatment is to take one tablespoonful of local honey after each meal, beginning a month before pollen season starts. He also recommends chewing some of the comb between meals. Being a hay fever sufferer himself, Heinerman says, “Although [honey and honey comb] have never actually cured my hay fever as such, I can testify that they have reduced the misery and aggravation of watery eyes and runny nose by at least 80 percent during the allergy season.”

As for trouble sleeping, or keeping asleep, studies show a large teaspoon of honey, taken 1 hour before bedtime works better then most prescribed sleeping pills!

But honey must never be given to children under 2 years old.

Celebrate national honey month, and enjoy!!!!

This thing has been a life saver!

I bought this little box freezer about 8 years ago, and it has saved my life many a time over the years. It cost me $149 dollars. It's not big, like my moms used to be, because I have a smaller kitchen. Moms was almost 6 feet long!!!!!

It's empty now, cause over the summer my son has managed to eat just about everything that was in it, but that's cool.

I put the little bit left over stuff in my refrigerator freezer, and took the time to unplug it and defrost it, clean it out.... and plug it back in!

Cause this month it's being filled up again for the fall, winter, and spring.

My mom always had a huge box freezer in the kitchen, never really thought of why, but after getting just this small one... I totally understand!

When I get extra money... ie. tax check, extra payday, low bills month etc.... I go out and buy enough stuff to fill this beauty up!!!

Then for a least a year... if not more... I don't have to worry about food.

Sure I still have to get the everyday stuff, and canned stuff, but the meats, breads, and others are all stocked up and waiting for me.

Also, during the summer I freeze blueberry's, gooseberry's, jams (yes you can freeze homemade jams!) And all the other bounty from my garden.

When times are tough (like when you have to buy Christmas gifts for a TON of people) or the weather is so bad (Jersey winters can be a bitch!!) and you can't get out to the stores.... you have enough to last you till you can.

I found, if I fill the freezer to the top, I have at least a year or more that grocery shopping is just the basics. It really helps when your on a super limited budget! And to fill it with meats and such usually doesn't cost more then $300!!!

And, NO, I do not buy my meat from those freezer trucks that service households!!!! I find them very expensive, and the meat doesn't taste good.

I just do the sales at shop rite and other stores.

The trick is repackaging it all!!! I have one of those things that suck the air out, and repackage in freezer bags.... suck the air out.... and food lasts forever!

I also use it on leftovers, I package single servings for when I don't want to cook, and all I have to do is drop the bag in boiling water to heat, or microwave it.

Blueberry's from my bush, I freeze without making it juice.... so that I can reach in the bag and take a hand full out for my breakfast or pancakes, or baking.

I also buy butter in the six packs at BJ's, and freeze the rest. 2 of those packages last forever if you take the bars out one at a time.

This year I'll start a BJ's... getting butter, and those bags of prepacked breakfast foods for my son. I'll probably get my bacon, pork roll, and hot dogs there also.

Then to shop rite for the meats. I'll buy the big packages and break them down into individual packages. Like buying bulk pork chops, then package them 1 or 2 at a time for individual meals. I'll also get bigger things like pork roasts and London broil.

I'll also make a few different soups.... like split pea, and vegetable, in big pots, and then put them in Tupperware containers and freeze them.... when I want soup, run the container bottom in hot water, pop out the block of soup, and heat. Yummmmmmmm

Chili I do this way too. If I want a quick lunch, do the hot water stuff, and heat the Chile.

Single servings. After all, even when the boy is home there are only 2 of us!

And if something happens that month........ a big bill for medications, or Dr. Visits, or you have to buy a tire, or get the car fixed, you can feel free to spend the money knowing that food isn't the problem.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm ashamed to admit....

I am not a shoe woman. I have like 4 pairs, and when one falls apart.... I go to wal-mart, and for less then $20 bucks, I buy another pair!!!

It's a shame to all womanhood, but that's me. I go barefoot almost all the time, even if I'm just running out to the car.... in 10 feet of snow..... I will go barefoot. And I never, ever wear shoes in the house.... unless I have company over. SIGH

And I don't collect purse's either.... I have 2, one light, one dark. And I've had them for years. I know I should be expelled from the sisterhood, but I can't see sending money on stuff like that!!!

Till I SAW THESE!!!!!!




Of course they are like from $50-90 dollars each!!!! And that is NEVER going to happen, unless I find them at a flea market for like $5 bucks!!! But it doesn't stop me from WANTING THEM!!!! sigh

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Damn, I miss this show!!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

weird costumes

I've been looking at costumes!!! I got a HUGE kick out of this one!!!!

Life size voodoo doll!!!!

How easy and cute!!! though I would not Hug this guy if you payed me.... but I wouldn't mind playing with him a while.... giggle

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bright Blessings!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Got my Pissy on!!!!!

I'M SO TIRED OF THIS!!!!!!!!!! Why do people keep this old stereotype of witch's around, and seem to relish the pictures?????


What would the catholic people think if I posted pictures of Jesus with a rotting complexion, bad teeth, and maybe warts and mole all over him?????

Tell me???

And his followers...... are they all ugly haggled crones????????

I do not condone this stereotype, I will NOT buy anything with this image one it.... AND PEOPLE WHO DO, ARE IDIOTS!!!!

I'm sorry, some people collect these old rotting images cause they think they are "vintage"!!!

But, vintage isn't always good!

There pictures are just a personification of their hate, and fear of those of us who practice the craft!!!

We struggle every day for acceptance of our beliefs, and at the same time this degenerate images are all over the place.

How can people accept us if others keep up the old stereotypes????? HOW????



And SCREW THE REST OF YOU who can't accept that!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Convention costumes

I've decided to do something different for the Convention in February, I'm going to go old school, Klingon. Below is a picture of me and my friend Donna, years ago, in our Klingon garb.

But, I'm afraid over the years, and the million moves I've made, the costume is long gone.

Probably chucked out before one move or another.... so I'm biting the bullet and buying this one from a costume store on line.....

and NO, that is NOT ME!!! Please, I'm not that type of skinny bitch. LOL

From what I read of reviews the costume is a piece of cheap shit!!!!

But that's OK, cause I have a sewing machine, and the skills to make it over..... I just don't want to do it from scratch.... so I buy the costume and conform it to the way I want it!

I will add fur to the sleeves, braid, jewels, and make the boob opening MUCH bigger... (hay, I'm a 44DD, and I love to show my baby's off!)

And of course the headpiece, the nose will get chopped off, and the forehead will turn the color of my skin... thanks to the application of some paint and makeup,

(I know that most of the Klingon's on the show were black, but that doesn't mean I have to have a black forehead, it's latex, and can be painted!)

and the wig attached will get tossed, and a new full luxurious one will be attached to it, maybe a blond one.
(because all the reviews about the costume, say the wig in the picture is a lie, and the real one attached is like, just a few hairs!)

A little of this, and a little of that.... and it will look great!

The good thing about being a Klingon, your EXPECTED TO BE FAT, Klingon's mostly were, so no one will even notice your weight.... besides, what man will get beyond the boob thing?

Englishtown Market

I love going to Englishtown Market in the Fall, it's in Englishtown N.J. and I've been going there since before I was big enough to see over the tables!

If you want it cheap, you head there over the weekend, and walk and walk and walk and walk some more!

They have quite a few Witchy shops there, and some Unusual things

There are 6 big buildings filled with venders, but most of the people set up in the field. At $10 a day for a table they bring all their yard sale shit there and make a fortune!

This guy sold everything, including the kitchen sink. I found some really cool vintage kitchen decorations!

And tons of stands from local farmers, with the best fresh produce you can get!

These Jeans were 2 for $5!!!! They may have "fallen off a truck" from somewhere, but you can't beat the price, and they are all new with tags!
Another guy who cleaned out his attic for the weekend

Tons of stuff! These scarfs that I've seen in the stores for 15 to 20 bucks each were just $1.00 each

It's hot, and dusty, but everyone makes the day of it, and enjoys

Plenty of food vender's inside and outside, I can't think of a thing you could want to eat that they don't have. There's even a vendor inside that makes bagels and pretzels fresh, right in front of you!

And I absolutely LOVE the guy who roasts peanuts outside, the smell from his big drum of roasting peanuts would make you swoon! Yummy

You have to be prepared though. It's good if you bring one of those 2 wheeled carts (I have one) or a couple of really strong men to carry all your shit for ya. But, you don't have to feed a cart, so I suggest that.

Bring cash, for the outside places, but inside the buildings they take charge cards. And most important of all.... never ask where they got their stuff!!! Better not knowing!

Lets make a list....

A friend on facebook mentioned Johnny Depp, and I told her I had met him. And they were all excited.... and I realized over my life I have met a ton of TV and movie stars.... and it was never a big deal.

I never had a super crush on anyone, and never treated them like movie stars..... maybe that's why they seem to like me so much.... I don't have a clue. So I decided to make a list.

It all started when my Dad forced me to join the Young Republicans... yeah, he was into politics... big time... Me? Not a damn bit.
But with the republicans I met Ronald Reagen (way before he was prez) Clint Eastwood and I forget who that other guy was, all I know was that he was in movies.

Reagen was nice, but talked funny
Eastwood wasn't as tall as I thought he should be, and I was really disappointed he didn't have a cowboy outfit on.

Since then I've met many more.

I've met every cast member and crew member of all three star treks.

William Shatner asked me to join him in a threesome! (no way dude!)

Leonard Nimoy's brother Melvin, lived across the street from my Aunt Helen in East Brunswick, N.J. and I used to hang with the kids of both of them.

Avery Brooks from Deep Space 9 actually lived in Somerset N.J. where I lived... his girls were in my Brownie Troop.

Rene Auberjonois who played odo, loved me, cause I had the same name as his wife.

Colm Meaney, who played O'Brian, and I drank and smoked together at many a convention

Sulu? Well, I've met him, but actually hung out with his Mom more then him... he was always going for runs... and bitch, I don't run!

Scotty announce to a whole room full of convention people, that I made that best Lasagna he had ever eaten!!!

John Delance scared the shit out of me once, and he was a totaly hogie freak, made us find him hogies any time he came to a convention.

There is not one member of all the star treks that I haven't met, hung out with, had pictures taken, and even a few of them I dated.

I've also talked to Doris Day on the phone, but never met her in person (we were working on a Charity fund raiser)

I met Flip Wilson and Joan Rivers both while in Calif. on vacation, they were staying at my hotel.

Also that guy who pretends to be a girl... RuPaul I think his name is.

Keanu Reeves I met, and made him a cup of coffee

And that guy who played Batman... Val Kilmer

I swam with George Clooney in that same pool in Calif, though I had no clue who he was.

I met the guys who played R2D2 and the other robot... they came to a chocolate party I had at one convention.... didn't have a clue who they were either

Let see... who else
Tim Allen
Gillian Anderson (X-files)
Dan Aykroyd (met him in N.Y. once)
Hank Azaria

And there were a lot more, but my memorys blank right now.... I'll remember them later. LOL

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafts to do for Mogon


Make grapevine wreaths using dried bitter-
sweet herb for protection. Use ribbons of
gold and yellow to bring in the energy of the
Sun, and decorate with sprigs of dried yarrow
or cinnamon sticks.

Protection Boxes
You will need:

heather, sage, pine, or cedar incense
a box
white wrapping paper
a sprig of rue
a holly leaf
a tiger's eye bead
a piece of dragon's blood resin
Scotch tape
a pen with red ink

Light a stick of heather, sage, pine or cedar incense. Hold the box over the smoking incense to thoroughly saturate it with the scent.

Hold the herbs, bead, and resin in your hands. Charge them with energy, focusing on protection and safety for all who dwell within your household. Visualize a web of protective light encasing your home.

Then put the ingredients into the box and close the lid. With the pen, draw protection runes on the box, and wrap it in the white wrapping paper. Hold over the smoking incense again and say:

Amidst the Autumn's darkest nights
Our home be bound by brilliant light
A web of hope and joy and peace
Be woven now, all danger cease
By watchful eye, by lock and key,
Protect our home, so mote it be.

Make a witch's broom. Tie dried corn husks or
herbs (broom, cedar, fennel, lavender,
peppermint, rosemary) around a strong,
relatively straight branch of your choice.
Decorate it any way you like, but be sure to use yellow or gold in some way.

Collect milkweed pods to decorate at Yuletide, left in bowls on the window sills, it attracts the faeries to your house.

Mabon Wine Moon Cider

4 cups apple cider 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
4 cups grape juice
additional cinnamon sticks (fresh ones if you can find them)
2 cinnamon sticks for cups
1 tsp allspice

In a 4-quart saucepan, heat cider and grape
juice. Add cinnamon, allspice and cloves.
Bring just to boiling. Lower heat and simmer
for 5 minutes.

Serve Hot with ladle from a cauldron. Makes 8 cups.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Putting the baby's to sleep for the winter

Knowing that the weather here at the shore can change FAST, I decided to put my gardens to bed for the fall and winter.

There still may be time, but then again, we are known for changing seasons with the speed of light!!

So I bought a teeny tiny bale of hay.

It was so cute!!! Lowes had it for under $2.00.... and later when I went to walmart, they had the same tiny bale of hay for $8.00!!!! Quite a mark up!!!!

Then I covered my strawberry's in the cauldron with a good layer of it, and put some little pumpkins on top for decoration... and to hold the hay down.

Yes, they are tiny pumpkins... giggle... I know it makes the cauldron look like it's little, but the cauldron is almost 5 feet wide, so the pumpkins are really that tiny!

Then I mulched all the pots that stay out for the winter, like the blueberry's etc... and brought in the pots of plants that I winter over in the house.

So now everyone is snug as a bug... ready to face the coming cold!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Can someone make this for me???

Monday, September 12, 2011


FarPoint is a trek convention in Febuary.... I haven't gone to this one before, mainly cause it's in February!!! You take your chances going to a con in that month, and it's a small one too, quiet, understated.

2 years ago it fell in the middle of a HUGE BLIZZARD!!! It was labeled "SnowPoint" and people were stranded for days!!!!

But, I'm going to try it this year... what the hell.... I'm getting so aggravated with Shore Leave, and it's crappy hotel.... maybe it's time for a change! This one is at a different hotel, so I'm going to try it.

I going to wear my star trek costume......

And though it was a success, people were snapping pics of me constantly.... it did not go well with my hair!!!! Red hair, red outfit, just off putting I think.... so I went on line and found this really cool wig!!!

For all you old time fans you know Yeoman Rand wore one just like this.... with some modifications, but big and high! So, I'm going to try it with this costume and see how it looks.

What do you think????

Third winner picked....

Leeanna decided to go with one of my plates, instead of the jewelry!!!!

So that means I have two items left. This necklace, and the tennis bracelet.....Should I have another give a way??? Hummmmmm

I'm thinking, I'm thinking

Friday, September 09, 2011

YIPPIE!!!! Magaly picked the charm bracket!!!! I know she's going to love it!!!

Now for the Third and Last winner..... who has a choice of the heavy garnet and bead necklace or the tennis bracket....Leeanna from "can we have a new witch, ours melted" Take you pick my friend!!!

E-mail me at, with your address (not the g-mail address) and I'll get your pick out to you


SHE PICKED FAST!!!!!! Tea Witch picked the delicate oval garnet chain necklace....... 2 left!!!!!

And the next winner is......MAGALY!!!! E-mail me at with your pick.... remember the delicate oval garnet necklace is gone... so pick another!!!

And the winners are.......

Remember I'm going to have 3 winners!!! But, I will pick them one at a time so that the winner gets to pick what they want.....


E-mail me at with your mailing address and your pick of gift!!!!

You have 1 week to respond, or I pick a new 1st place winner, so hurry up! LOL

Soon as she does that, I will announce the 2nd and 3rd winner and give them their pick!!!!


Monday, September 05, 2011


Autumn Equinox, 2nd Harvest, September 21st

Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bun, MAY-bone, MAH-boon, or MAH-bawn) is the Autumn Equinox. The Autumn Equinox divides the day and night equally, and we all take a moment to pay our respects to the impending dark.

We also give thanks to the waning sunlight, as we store our harvest of this year's crops.

The Druids call this celebration, Mea'n Fo'mhair, and honor the The Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of ciders, wines, herbs and fertilizer are appropriate at this time.

Wiccans celebrate the aging Goddess as she passes from Mother to Crone, and her consort the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.

Various other names for this Lesser Wiccan Sabbath are The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbat to Oct. 15th, Winter's Night, which is the Norse New Year.

At this festival it is appropriate to wear all of your finery and dine and celebrate in a lavish setting.

It is the drawing to and of family as we prepare for the winding down of the year at Samhain. It is a time to finish old business as we ready for a period of rest, relaxation, and reflection.

Symbolism of Mabon:
Second Harvest, the Mysteries, Equality and Balance.

Symbols of Mabon:
wine, gourds, pine cones, acorns, grains, corn, apples, pomegranates, vines such as ivy, dried seeds, and horns of plenty.

Herbs of Maybon:
Acorn, benzoin, ferns, grains, honeysuckle, marigold, milkweed, myrrh, passionflower, rose, sage, solomon's seal, tobacco, thistle, and vegetables.

Foods of Mabon:
Breads, nuts, apples, pomegranates, and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Incense of Mabon:
Autumn Blend-benzoin, myrrh, and sage.

Colors of Mabon:
Red, orange, russet, maroon, brown, and gold.

Stones of Mabon:
Sapphire, lapis lazuli, and yellow agates.

Activities of Mabon:
Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

Spellworkings of Mabon:
Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence. Also those of harmony and balance.

Deities of Mabon:
Goddesses-Modron, Morgan, Epona, Persephone, Pamona and the Muses. Gods-Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, and The Green Man.

Mabon is considered a time of the Mysteries. It is a time to honor Aging Deities and the Spirit World. Considered a time of balance, it is when we stop and relax and enjoy the fruits of our personal harvests, whether they be from toiling in our gardens, working at our jobs, raising our families, or just coping with the hussle-bussle of everyday life.


•1 16-oz jar of creamy peanut butter
•1 pound bag of confectioners sugar
•1 C stick butter, softened
•1 tsp vanilla
•1 12-oz bag of chocolate chips for dipping

Combine peanut butter, butter, and vanilla together and cream until smooth. Add the confectioners sugar a little bit at a time until you've gotten it all mixed in. It should produce a really heavy, thick dough. Roll this into small balls (one inch diameter or less) and place them on wax paper. Chill in refrigerator until firm.

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat. Use a toothpick or bamboo skewer to dip each peanut butter ball into the chocolate -- be sure to leave a bit of the peanut butter showing at the top. Return the balls to the wax paper and allow to cool. Keep in an airtight container until ready to serve.

The great thing about these candies is that because they are associated with prosperity and abundance, you can use this for magical purposes. As you mix and blend the ingredients, focus your intent on abundance, so that you can share it with your friends and family at Mabon or other Sabbath celebrations.


Equal hours of light and darkness
we celebrate the balance of Mabon,
and ask the goddess to bless us.
For all that is bad, there is good.
For that which is despair, there is hope.
For the moments of pain, there are moments of love.
For all that falls, there is the chance to rise again.
May we find balance in our lives
as we find it in our hearts.

Celebrate the bounty of Mabon, the Second Harvest.
harvest is ending,
the earth is dying.
The cattle have come in from their fields.
We have the earth's bounty
on the table before us
and for this we give thanks to the goddess

This is also a great time to get your Mead brewing for the cold cold winter!

How to make Mead
It's a type of....Well not a wine, more like a hard liquor made from honey. It's so easy to do, and makes a yummy fall drink.

First you get a jug, or glass container. A nice large one with a cork or screw cap.

1. Wash the jug with hot soapy water and drain till dry.
2. Then you add from 1 pint to a full pound of honey. How much you want to add is up to you, the more honey the sweeter it is.
3. Place the honey in the jug, and add hot water to fill the jug.
4. Mix the honey with the water till it is liquid
5. Place the jug in your sink....Believe me you will have to do this, for at least the first few hours since it will bubble up and make a mess if you don't. (after it stops bubbling over the top, you can place it on the cabinet to do the rest)

6. Add one packet of dry yeast

and sit back and watch. LOL

After it stops foaming over the top of the bottle. Wipe down the bottle, and place a straw in the bottle, not touching the liquid, but above it, and tape the lid of the jug closed around a small straw.

This allows bubbles and gas to escape, but prevents air from getting in and turning it all into vinegar.

It will bubble furiously for a few days, when the bubbling has seemed to calm down a lot, cork it, or close the top, and let it sit for 2 weeks. Then it's ready to drink

Add a shot to your tea, or drink it straight up. You can also add some apple cider to it, for extra Yummy, tastes like fall!!!!

Some people also add spice's to the blend, anything fallish like cinnamon, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, orange zest, and lemon zest too... these go in the bottle before you cork it.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

OH NO!!!!!!!!