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Old 01-15-2013, 05:31 AM
annabella1 annabella1 is offline
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Default Red sage

going through my grandmothers cookbook/journal from the 1890's she wrote about a winter tonic, made from red sage and red wine. Said take 2 hand fulls of red sage and mash in a morter until it is like a sauce. add to a bottle of red wine, re-cork and let set in a cool dark place for one week, shaking it daily. Take 2 Tablespoons added to 8 ounces of fresh water, in the morning on an empty stomach.
The problem I have with this is looking on the internet there are so many different kinds of red sage, I was wondering which one she was referring to. Any ideas?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 AM
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Default red sage

All the sage I ever had was blue-flowered. I see on google there is a kind of sage with red flowers, maybe she meant that? If she grew both colors, maybe she preferred one over the other for certain recipes. Just a guess.
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