Kitchen Medicine: Fruit Infusions

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Reluctant to ignore summer fruit in their abundant peak, I am infusing my favorite, cherries, to make a cordial. If you are preserving your favorite fruit by making jams, pickles or drying consider this as an alternative option.

Cherry Cordial Recipe

2 quart or 1 half gallon size jars

2 1/2 pounds of cherries, stems removed, washed

2 1/2 cups sugar

1½ vanilla bean

⅛ cup cardamom pods

2 cups bourbon

½ cup brandy

Place cherries into jar (no need to seed)

Add the cardamom and vanilla bean, then sugar and bourbon.

Put on lid, shake. Label.

Strain after 3 weeks, bottle liquid

Mentions:

Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen

Washing produce that is not organic

Study on washing produce to remove pesticides

Deepest gratitude to Andrea Klunder, my podcast boss. Find her at thecreativeimposter.com.

Original music by Dylan Rice

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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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