GUEST POST BY MARK DRILL OF HILBILBY CULTURED FOOD
At Hilbilby Cultured Food we keep it RAW & LIVE!
We are where cultured food activism meets Experifermentation.
Hilbilby Cultured Food is a small family business, specialising in live, raw fermented food, handmade with care in Torquay, Victoria. The business was born from addressing the specific dietary requirements of our four growing boys [li’l Bilbys] and is primarily:
- Cultured / Fermented
- Home Made
- Whole Food
- Real Food
- Free From
- Grown or Foraged
- GAPS friendly
Our mission is to create and share cultured food and ideas with the world, and by doing so play some small part in the ground swell against the ‘corporate food man’.
Hilbilby products are, hand made in small batches and use local, fresh organic ingredients as seasonally available. We are Locavores – supporting our local growers and real food community wherever and whenever we can.
Enter FIRE TONIC
Live Raw Spiced ACV [apple cider vinegar]
What is Fire Tonic?
Hilbilby Fire Tonic [colloquially known as Fire Cider or Master Tonic] is a next level RAW unfiltered, unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar [ACV] Tincture, adapted from a traditional Gypsy recipe where fresh and dry roots, fruits & shoots are steeped for 10 weeks before adding locval raw honey. Fire Tonic is a LIVE Herbal Infusion with the Mother of Vinegar.
What is the Mother [MOV]
MOV is a cellulose based colony of friendly acid & bacteria. Take a look you might be able to see it’s cobweb-like appearance.
What are the benefits of taking Fire Tonic?
Fire Tonic has all the, well documented benefits of live raw ACV as well as those from the other 24 all natural ingredients.
Benefits include [though are not limited to];
- boosts immunity
- stimulates metabolism
- inhibits and reduces muscle cramps
- assists with post work out recovery and reduces [DOMS]
- kills harmful bacteria and yeasts [including those that cause candida]
- regulates body’s pH [alkalising effect]
- reduces blood sugar
- feeds good gut bacteria [pre-biotic]
- prevents / reduces indigestion
- reduces reflux / heartburn
- detoxifies liver
- cleanses lymph nodes
- soothes sore throat
- increases satiety / reduces appetite – [therefore helpful with fasting, making weight & weight loss]
- reduces blood triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure
How do I take Fire Tonic?
Fire Tonic is a potent immune booster and metabolic stimulant … for first time use a cap full [5ml] is plenty, then recommended dosage as a daily health tonic is 5ml – 15ml, 1 – 3 times per day for effect, or more for an extra boost.
Other than neat, you can have Fire Tonic, mixed or chased with water or mineral water
Light up your life Fire Tonic mixers & recipe ideas
Fire on ice
10ml Fire Tonic, 1 level teaspoon of honey, cold still or sparkling water + slice of lemon
Virgin [or bloody] Mary
Recipe posted here on Instagram
Check out how Chef Pete Evans does it
Sore throat miracle remedy
Diluted with ACV and honey [singers note, this concoction is especially good for the throat before and during gigs]
Fiery Tea w/ Lemon & Honey that’ll tickle your throat dead!
10ml Fire Tonic, 1 level teaspoon of honey, boiling water, slice of lemon
There’s more than one Fire Tonic!
Check the full range of products here