Yes, we are here!

At FERMENTATION and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-800-978-7464 or by email. Stay safe!


Chamomile Vanilla Mead Recipe

Combine dried flowers, raw honey and vanilla bean to brew up this after-dinner beverage that soothes the mind and body.

| May 2019

dried-chamomile-flowers
Photo from Adobe Stock 

I love this combination of chamomile and vanilla with the sweet honey of the mead. A wonderful after-dinner drink, this beverage is soothing and relaxing for both the gut and the nervous system.

Ingredients:

  • 3 1⁄3 cups (800 ml) water
  • 1 cup (25 g) dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon (360 g) raw honey
  • 1 vanilla bean, split

Steps:

  1. Bring the water to a boil. Place the chamomile flowers in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Once cooled completely, strain out the chamomile, add the honey, and stir to combine. Transfer to a bottle and add the vanilla bean.
  2. Stir or shake the mead vigorously 4 or 5 times daily. After a few days, you should notice a release of bubbles as you do this. This is the yeast waking up. This vigorous bubbling routine should continue, and after 7 to 10 days the bubbling will begin to die down. (This may take a lot longer in cold temperatures.)

vanilla-bean

Photo from Adobe Stock 



The fermentation process will continue for years if you allow it; however, you can drink your mead “young” once this rapid bubbling peaks and slows. Sandor Katz explains that because honey contains both glucose and fructose, it is the glucose that initiates this rapid initial fermentation, and the fructose fermentation takes place over months. Drinking it young is traditionally how people have enjoyed their mead.

Yield: 4 1/2 cups (1 liter)






webinar-online

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR ONLINE

Summer 2020
Learn at Home!

Eight courses, 56 workshop videos, interactive Q&As, exclusive offers, plus access to our private Facebook group.

LEARN MORE





Become a Fermentation Member Today!

Fermentation

Discover how EASY and HEALTHY crafting your own money-saving fermented masterpieces can be. 

Transform mealtimes like never before and stay healthy at the same time with a one-year membership to Fermentation for only $29.95. Learn to regularly include fermented food and drinks in your diet naturally, combat bad bacteria and strengthen your immune system.

Fermentation will open up your world to the foods you can eat to improve your health. You'll learn how to make them, how they originated and what tools and ingredients you'll need to create your own delicious fermented foods and drinks. Become a member today and save as much as 25% off the newsstand price!




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

fermentation


click me