Vinegar

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by RightHand, May 22, 2010.


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  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Studies have shown that your average bottle of vinegar (usually a 5% solution) will kill just as many germs as any antibacterial concoction you’ll find in the cleaning aisles of your local grocery store.

    Not only does vinegar kill bacteria, germs, and mold quite readily, but it is also a natural lime remover, because it’s an acid, and acid reacts with lime deposits.
     
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  2. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have it in almost every room in the house....lol!

    I clean all glass, and mirrors with vinegar...and use old newspaper to wipe it down with....I mop the kitchen and bathroom floor with it....My dad cleaned his dentures with it...and the list goes on and on....
    Economical and great stuff! :)
     
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Plus, it's perfect for cleaning the toilet bowl. Most people ignore the fact that chemical tabs in the toilet tank can ruin the works. If you feel compelled to use a chemical cleaner, only use it in the bowl.
     
  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I drink cider vinegar with honey on ice like lemonade during the summer. It seems to help with the heat and does wonders for my arthritis.
     
  5. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    I forgot about that...The guy that did my massages back home....(and taught my yoga class) swears by this drink! He has it every day....
     
  6. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I'll have to give that a try - never heard of it before. But, I'll have to remember to take my Pepcid first. Can we say acid reflux?
     
  7. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Hmmmm somewhere around here I have a bunch of olde time drink concentrates (shrubs is what they call them) (no they are not plants and this is no joke). The are all vinegar based with fruit juices or extracts, and are meant to be mixed with ice water. Do you think I should post them under "recipes" here?
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My wife used to get kidney infections. A mega-glass of water and cider vinegar sweetened with honey would knock it right out. It is an amazing diuretic.
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Not a bad idea, go ahead. [boozingbuddies]
     
  10. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Vinegar is so easy to make I think the "concoctions" would be a good addition to our recipe files.
     
  11. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I've heard that vinegar acts as a pH balancer rather than an acidic when drank this way. dunno if it's true or not.
     
  12. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    From my recipe collection.
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    various vinegar fruit shrubs and syrups
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    Fruit vinegars or "Shrubs"
    <HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=1>With berry season almost here, I thought I'd share one of my favorite drinks.
    Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 1 cup of vinegar, heat to boiling and pour over 2 quarts
    of ripe berries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries. Let stand for several hours,
    stirring every once in a while. Allow the juice to drip through a jelly bag, bring juice to a boil
    and pour into clean hot canning jars, put on lids and process for 10 minutes in a hot
    water bath canner. Remove from canner, let cool. Serve on cracked ice with an equal
    amount of water, or carbonated water. This is great on a hot day.

    I make something similar, but without the vinegar. These syrups store forever, and you only need a small amount to get a very nice refreshing beverage. They can be added to water, iced tea, club soda, gingerale, or your favorite fruit juice. I also add them to hot tea in the winter.

    NOTE: If you don't want to refrigerate these you'll need to can them using a water bath canner. Ten minutes ought to do it.

    Mint Syrup

    2 c. sugar
    20 stalks fresh mint, crushed
    2 tbsp. corn syrup
    1 c. water

    Combine all ingredients in saucepan and stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer over low heat for 15 min. Strain, pour into a jar, and refrigerate.

    Lemon Syrup

    2 c. sugar
    2 tbsp. corn syrup
    1 c. water
    3 tbsp. grated lemon rind

    Combine all of your ingredients together in a sauce pan and stir until your sugar has dissolved. Simmer on low for 15 min. Strain, pour into jar. Refrigerate.

    Mocha Syrup

    2 1/2 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
    4 c. hot water
    2 2/3 c. medium-grind coffee

    Melt the sugar over low flame stirring constantly until it is light brown and rather creamy. Add water and continue stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add coffee, cover and allow to stand 24 hours. Strain through cheesecloth, pour into 2 pint jars or one quart jar and refrigerate.

    Pineapple Syrup

    1 #2 can crushed pineapple (you can also crush fresh in a food processor or food mill)
    1 tbsp. grated orange peel
    1 c. water
    1/2 c. sugar
    12 whole cloves

    Combine ingredients in sauce pan, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Simmer on low for 15 min. DO NOT STRAIN. Remove the cloves before pouring into jar(s) and refrigerate.
    Terrific in club soda. Terrific mixed with brown sugar and basted on fresh fish while broiling or grilling.

    Spice Syrup (great in iced tea)

    2 c. water
    2 tbsp. corn syrup
    2 whole cloves
    1 c. water
    1 3-in. stick of cinnamon
    1 piece whole ginger or 2 cracked ginger pieces

    Combine all ingredients, heat and stir until sugar has dissolved. Simmer over low for 15 minutes. Strain, pour into jar(s) and refrigerate.

    Of course you can always make up your one syrup recipes using fruits and herbs readily available to you. Have some fun!

    Lemonade

    2-3 tbsp. lemon syrup
    2 tbsp. lemon juice
    2/3 c. ice-water
    ice

    Combine all and stir. Makes one tall glass.

    Grapeade

    2 tbsp. spice syrup
    2/3 c. grape juice
    1 tbsp. lemon juice
    1/2 c. sparkling water
    Crushed ice

    Combine all, stir. Make one tall glass.

    Spice Tea

    2 tbsp. spice syrup
    1 tbsp. lemon juice
    ice
    1 tbsp. lemon syrup
    3/4 c. freshly brewed tea

    Combine all, stir. Makes one tall glass.

    Grapefruit Punch

    2 tbsp. lemon syrup
    1/2 c. grapefruit juice
    ice
    1 tbsp. lemon juice
    1/2 c. sparkling water

    Combine all, stir. Makes one tall glass

    Tea Punch (makes a punch bowl)

    1 1/4 c. lemon syrup
    1/4 c. spice syrup
    1 c. pineapple syrup
    1 1/4 lemon juice
    6 c. freshly brewed tea
    1 c. grapefruit juice
    1 c. pineapple juice
    2 c. ice water

    Combine all, stir. Add ice.

    Fruit Punch (Makes a punch bowl)

    1/2 c. mint syrup
    1/2 lemon syrup
    1/2 c. pineapple syrup
    1/2 c. lemon juice
    1 c. grapefruit juice
    1/2 c. grape juice
    3 c. ice water
    ice

    Combine all, stir. Add ice __________________
     
  13. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    A solution of vinegar in hot water makes a dandy brass cartridge case cleaner too, if you don't have a tumbler.

    I recently bought a gallon jug of it - it's CHEAP! Excellent value for the money, and does so very much.
     
  14. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Wolfie, vinegar is mildly acidic. Probably should plain water wash the brass after the vinegar. Dunno if there can be bad effects, it just strikes me as necessary.
     
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Yes, a second washing in a hot dish detergent solution neutralises the vinegar. It is much more mild than the products sold for case cleaning - those WILL eat the zinc out of the brass, leaving it pink.
    Many reloaders favor the vinegar bath, if they do not tumble.
     
  16. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    How do you get past the vinegar smell?
     
  17. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I have a half a dozen answers that would all get me in deep trouble.
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    I assume you are talking about the vinegar fruit shrubs?
    .
    if so, I have made wild raspberry vinegrette, and I can assure you the raspberries scent wise, over power the vinegar.
     
  18. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Drain opener

    Opened a slow running shower drain without running to the store for drano:
    poured some baking soda down; put a pot of water on to boil; let it slowly drain down a BIT, Poured in the vinegar followed rapidly by the boiling water.works fine.
     
  19. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    No, I'm talking about all vinegar. It stinks.
     
  20. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Many things have either a fragrant or pungent smell depending on what that individual prefers or is accustomed to. Don't know what else to say about that. I also use vinegar for a variety of things.
     
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