Fire Cider ‐ "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine"

In this workshop, you can learn how to make Fire Cider. As this is a hands‐on workshop you can also take home the Fire Cider that you make. In the Winter 2020 workshop, the Fire Cider was made with the following:

  • Organic Raw Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Goldenrod (dried)*
  • Pine Needles (fresh)***
  • wild Onion leaves (fresh)***
  • Turmeric (local and not local)
  • Nootka Rose Garlic (skins, cloves, and roots)*
  • Black Peppercorns (dried)
  • White Yarrow (fresh)***
  • Purple Deadnettle (fresh)***
  • Elderberries fruit and stems (dried)**
  • Jalapeño peppers

* ‐ Grown by Obiora Embry in 2019

** ‐ Foraged by Obiora Embry in 2019

*** ‐ Foraged by Obiora Embry in 2020

If you are interested in having this traveling workshop in your neck of the woods, please contact us for pricing and traveling fees.

Disclaimer: In the Fire Cider ‐ "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine" workshop some of the ingredients were foraged but may not be growing when your workshop happens.


About Obiora Embry

My name is Obiora Embry and I have a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and have dabbled in "herbalism" through various means off and on for 30 years. Even though this is the case I am not trained in anything but have perused books, articles, learned from others (including Nature), but most importantly have firsthand experience helping myself and close friends to heal with herbs and food (i.e., let thy food by thy medicine). I am a firm believer that our bodies can heal itself from most things.

I started researching healing foods and herbs to heal others at the request of an ex‐girlfriend when her maternal grandmother was dying of colon cancer in 2003. I learned a lot through this research and started applying the newfound knowledge with my then girlfriend (and her children) to try and get her healthier. And as I met more single mothers over the years I introduced many of them to growing food and have helped them to heal primarily through their food intake and also by getting their hands into the healing soil (along with other actions).

I have not stopped but have continued to allow the plants and the Universe to lead the way in helping me to better understand how to use our abundant plant allies. As I have been an avid food grower since 2003 or 2004, many of the food and herbs that used have been grown by me. However, as I have started to delve more into foraging in the past three years a lot of what I use today is foraged from our two acres on the farm of Martin Acres and elsewhere.

And I have been tossing around the idea partly through the encouragement by my cousin, Tiffany Bellfield (of Ballew Estates), to teach hands‐on classes/workshops for some of the food that I create. I am not a vegetarian or vegan but most of the food that I prepare and/or cook is vegetarian and vegan, but more importantly, I try to add various layers (including but not limited to herbs and spices) to what I create along with LOVE.

Some of my past lacto‐fermentations include the following: