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Spring Tonics

1 Mar

The first is some we bought at the Mennonite grocery: Yoder’s Good Health Recipe “Good for what ails you

Until it is gone if you visit you will be offered an ounce of spring tonic.  It is essentially herbal vinegar:  cider vinegar, water, apple juice, grape juice and tinctures of Ginseng, Goldenseal, Echinacea, Valerian, Ginger, Black Cohosh, Camomile, Black walnut, Licorice root, Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Chickweed, Fenugreek.   Believe me, you will know you have had spring tonic after a slug of this!

The second tonic:  to celebrate March 1st I  removed all the greens still in evidence from the Christmas season and picked pussy willow and forsythia branches to force indoors.

It got to 40 F today.  But back in the twenties tonight.

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