Fir Oil is organic extra virgin olive oil infused with sustainably wildcrafted fir needles. The fir infuses the oil with a citrusy, piney-rosemary-like scent and flavor that tastes amazing with just about anything! I love it with any fresh fruits, especially melons, apples, pears, tomatoes, and peaches. It's also amazing with squashes, sweet potatoes and/or any potatoes, flatbreads, any meat or seafood but especially poultry, lamb and mild flavored fish like cod or halibut.
The organic apple cider vinegar that this Fire Cider is made with has soaked in the mineral goodness of stinging nettles for over a year, along with a little honey, and lots of fresh horseradish, garlic, ginger, tumeric, cayenne, fir needles, fresh lemon, basil stems, and Love! Nettle Fire Cider is wonderful taken straight from the dropper as an immunity booster, added to salads, scrambled eggs, quinoa dishes, tacos, and much more!
We make our Fir Salt with sea salt mined from ancient sea beds in Idaho and very finely chopped fresh fir needles. Its flavor and uses are exactly the same as the oil! I know, it might seem strange to sprinkle salt on fruit if you’ve never done it before, but I guarantee you’ll find it a striking effect, particularly in combination with the oil! Anyone who loves salty chocolate bars, you gotta try it sprinkled on your next batch of brownies— maybe mixed with a little goat cheese and honey!
We make our Fir Salt with sea salt mined from ancient sea beds in Idaho, very potent lavender I harvested and dried myself in July 2018, and very finely chopped fresh fir needles. Its flavor and uses are very similar to the oil and the Fir Salt, although it is obviously more floral. I would also say the lavender addition makes it especially stunning to use with anything involving lemons, honey, cinnamon, goat cheese, or any mild cheeses, yogurt, ghee, coconut milk, or white rice. Also very wonderful with chocolate, possibly even better than the straight Fir Salt.
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