Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) have surged in popularity for their unique taste in jams, jellies, juices and pies. Some people have gone one step further and use them in winemaking. Others have discovered that they are fabulous to use as a natural color in food products. Not only does this member of the honeysuckle family grow […]
We love taking elderberry syrup for colds and flu because it really can shorten the duration of colds and flu by as much as three days. We were just hit by a nasty cold that knocked us all out for two days in bed with a lingering cough and stuffy nose. Needless to say, we […]
Have you heard of the elderberry? The elderberry is an ancient berry tree/bush that has recently been brought back to the attention of the public eye due to its potential as a remedy for cold and flu. Elderberries are native to North America, and commonly grow in both the Northeast and Northwest (but not in […]
Make up a batch of elderberry syrup to help boost the immune system naturally. Fight those colds & flus by taking some of this homemade syrup at the first sign of illness.
Use dried elderberries to make a delicious sparkling mead! This recipe will make a one gallon batch of mead. Come and see, it is easier than you might think!
Whenever wild elderberries produce with wild abandon, I make either elderberry jelly or jam. And this year, are they prolific! You could not even tell that the bushes had been picked, as I carried my basket of tiny purple berries to the kitchen to make Seedless Elderberry Apple Jam. It’s made the old fashioned way, […]