Recipe: Got The Blues Brew

Maw Stoots Got The Blues Brew:
For those rainy day blues, here’s an apple a day to keep the doctor away drink. A great old homeopathic remedy to help you feel relaxed and warm inside.
Preparation time: 4 hours to prepare, add 6 hours to allow mixture to stand before serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts cut apples
  • 4 quarts water
  • 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 orange, cut into small pieces.
  • 3 cups of sugar
    Makes about 4 quarts of brew.

Directions:

  • Freshly picked apples are best. Harvest enough to make 2 quarts of cubed apples.
  • Core the apples, but do not skin them.
  • Wash the apples in cold water then slice them into 1 inch cubes.
  • Select a large orange and peal the rein.
  • Separate the slices and if necessary, remove the seeds.
  • In a large stew pot, mix the water and sugar to boiling for about 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  • Add the cut apples and cook for approximately 3 hours. Stirring often. But do not let mixture come to a strong boil.
  • Add white vinegar and orange slices. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Turn off heat and let mixture cool upon the stove.
  • Once cooled, strain the mixture through a double ply cheesecloth, squeezing the leftover fruit pieces to remove all the juice.
  • Pour the liquid into a jug, such as a glass cider jug.
  • Cover with a lid, but DO NOT screw the cap down tightly.
  • Store in your refrigerator.
  • Drink over ice, or you can warm single cups adding a cinnamon stick for additional flavor.

The Left Overs
You don’t have to throw away the ‘mushed’ apples and oranges. Use these leftovers to make a taste apple sauce.
Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • Drop the leftover fruit from the cheese cloth onto a large cookie sheet.
  • Using a spoon or potato masher, flatten the leftovers over the sheet.
  • At this point it should be fairly easy to find the remaining orange skins and remove them from the mixture.
  • Return the remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Add 2 cups of water and ½ cup brown sugar.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring the brown sugar into mixture until melted.
  • Top with marshmallows and bake for 10 minutes
  • Cool until warm and serve.

 

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© 1997-2018 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D., Springwolf’s Creations. All Rights Reserved.

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