I’m thinking ahead to the upcoming Fall months. It’s amazing how many people get sick with colds, and coughs and the like. I’m being even more pro-active than usual and I’m stockpiling things that will help us stay strong and healthy. When the change of weather hits, the body weakens and our immune system lowers, opening us up to all kinds of germs and sicknesses.
Everyone knows that vitamin C is great for colds. I’m taking oranges which are naturally loaded with vitamin C and infusing them with American Ginseng. My intention was to use these dried slices for teas, but I have to say, I’ve been snacking on them straight out of the jar because they are so crisp and tangy; they are great for a quick pick-me-up.
There are several different kinds of Ginseng; each type has its own distinct unique properties). American Ginseng (Xi Yang Shen) is my favorite for strengthening the body. It’s great for energy, helps you if you are weak and can be good for some types of coughs. Every day I use American Ginseng in some form or another. These orange slices are great treats to keep on the counter in a jar — it’s easy for everyone to grab one when they walk by.
I haven’t tried to make these in the oven, but I’ll bet you could. If you use the oven instead of a dehydrator, take notes and let me know how it works. I used my dehydrator, which really did a great job.
It’s so easy to make these, there’s really no recipe. Wash and dry your oranges. Then slice them thinly (leave the peel on), sprinkle them with American Ginseng and put them in the dehydrator. Mine took 10 hours at 135 degrees…
And seriously, put them in a jar, leave them on the counter, and let people grab them as they walk by…
I only made enough for one jarful, but I wish I made more! Enjoy!