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Attention writers & writers of the future: Inviting you to a transformational writing retreat. Need a retreat from your daily routine to a place where you can just focus on your writing ? I attended this writing retreat last summer & it was, indeed, transformational.There was plenty of time for writing, contemplation, reading, wandering by the lovely Dolores River; whatever I needed to do was supported by the relaxed structure Cassandra created.

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Dear Friends,

It's Fire Cider Season and, yes, the Fire Cider is flowing!

Fire Cider!

We started making this traditional herbal remedy back in 1999 & it's more popular than ever. We grow our own Cayenne so it's always fresh & spicy. Effective & best-tasting – that's our goal.

Can't wait?  Fire Cider is "just a click away!"

Thank you for your patronage & support!

Best Wishes,
Monica Rude

This is one way to dry cayenne pepper.

Jeanie McLerie - drying cayenne

Cut off the stem, split down to the tip, remove seeds and ribs and let them dry in a sunny window. The rest of the seeds will drop off when dry. This way there is no mold inside. Wash the gloves and scissors in baking soda water. This method is for those who want the flavor without so much heat. For more heat, leave in the seeds. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place. Use within a year.

Thanks to Jeanie McLerie for the photo

Desert Woman
specializes in capturing The Healing Energies of the SouthWest Desert & bottling it up for your benefit whether you live here in the desert or are far away in another climate.

Our herbal products are prepared with herbs in our sustainable garden, from other organic growers, or from ethically wildcrafted sources.

Our grain alcohol is certified organic. Our olive oil is certified organic and cold pressed. No ingredients are genetically engineered. The beeswax and honey comes from our local beekeeper. We take time and great care to prepare by hand and in small batches to insure quality and provide you with the finest herbal products.

Monica Rude / Desert Woman


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