3 products that celebrate food preservation traditions

Butterfly Cove Botanicals Elderberry Syrup and Concord

Two years ago, Renea Winchester moved from Metro Atlanta to Butterfly Cove in western North Carolina and started Butterfly Cove Botanicals to share fruit and herbal products. that grow on its land, using proven recipes from its mountain neighbors. . For example, its magical green clay contains dried plantain and Solomon’s seal, which have long been part of a mountain remedy for back pain or arthritis. We tasted its elderberry and concord syrup. Elderberries have been known for centuries for their anti-inflammatory properties and are often cited as a virus immunity booster. The syrup is sweetened with honey harvested in its region, and it’s so delicious you’ll want to taste it with a tablespoon. However, Winchester cautions that it is a potent product and recommends half a teaspoon once a day as a maintenance dose, and a full teaspoon if you’re feeling exhausted or have depression. sore throat. As she said, “Please don’t think more is better. “

$ 20 per 4 ounce bottle. Available at papilloncovebotanicals.com.

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Cultured South Fermentation Co. Fermented Garlic and Honey Courtesy of Cultured South

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Cultured South Fermentation Co. Fermented Garlic and Honey Courtesy of Cultured South
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Cultured South Fermentation Co. Fermented Garlic and Honey Courtesy of Cultured South

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Fermented Garlic and Honey from Cultured South Fermentation Co.

Melanie Wade Styles of Cultured South is a master of all things fermented. She launched Golda’s Kombucha almost ten years ago, turning her grandmother’s recipe into a brand now available in over 100 Kroger and Whole Foods stores. There are still plenty of kombucha flavors to choose from, including some with CBD, but it has spread far beyond kombucha, to all kinds of fermented foods including elixirs, tonics, kefir. , cashew cheese, kimchi cabbage and fire cider. Our new favorite is its fermented garlic and honey, made with raw honey from Savannah Bee Co. and fermented at least 30 days before packaging. Styles said his favorite way to use it was to pour the honey over the salmon fillets, then add a few cloves of garlic and cook it all. Some of her clients sip honey by the spoonful or chew on a clove of garlic to take advantage of the antibacterial and immune-boosting properties. Honey tames raw garlic, garlic perfumes honey, and we dream of other ways to benefit from the association.

$ 12 per 12-ounce jar. Available at culturedsud.com or at Taproom, 1038 White St. SW, Atlanta. 404-549-8314.

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