A few years ago, I took a class on making vinegar at a foraging event. It was taught by in interesting guy with long, wild hair, who never wore shoes the whole cold, wet, autumn weekend. He quickly and briefly explained how he made “cordial” first and then went on to teach how he used it to make vinegar. I was intrigued by the first part of the process and went home and made some. It was fun and easy, my family loved it, and I was hooked. Since then I am always making this light, delicious, naturally carbonated beverage out of berries, flowers, fruit, and herbs. I have even made medicinal ones!
Please join us as we learn how to make this healthy low sugar soda alternative! You will get to bring home a quart of your own homemade cordial, and taste several flavors. All materials for the class will be provided, including a handout with explicit directions and tips for success. The cost is $25.00 (nonmembers; $20 for members). It will be held at The Low Technology Institute in Cooksville, WI on October 28 at 10:00 am, and will run for about 1 ½ hours. Reserve your place with a deposit here and/or contact the institute for more information.
About the teacher: Melody Karklin Knudson has had a lifelong love of plants. She has a degree in horticulture,and is an herbalist, gardener, and forager. She has been happily making and enjoying cordial for several years.