Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Making homemade medicine doesn't have to be difficult! An easy place to start is with a DIY immune-boosting, homemade elderberry syrup or jelly to add to your pantry shelf.
Elderberries are an amazing powerhouse of nutrients. Dehydrate them for a delicious crunchy topping for a warmed bowl of oatmeal!
This is a quick and easy probiotic soda that is perfect for warding of colds. You can make it with fresh elderberries, or use dried.
What I love about Pontack Sauce is that it doesn’t have any added sugar, it keeps forever, and has a nice tangy flavor reminiscent of Worcestershire Sauce– but with berries. It’s fairly simple to make, and goes really well with game meats.
A simple and delicious way to harness and preserve the exquisite flavor of elderberries.
I’m often asked about the best things to forage in a given season. In Autumn, there’s lots to choose from, with berries, nuts and fungi of all types in abundance.
Elderberry mead is a great drink: delicious and nutritious, and cures what ails ya! Great choice for when you feel yourself coming down with a cold and need some rest.
Elderberry chutney, a feast of fall foraging.
Make your own powerful antiviral medicine-- and it's delicious, too!
Here are three ways to preserve this yummy, medicinal berry: tincture, syrup, and jam.