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?
Here are three ways to preserve this yummy, medicinal berry: tincture, syrup, and jam.
Foraging for elderberries and brewing a really nice elderberry wine at home.
Thought your backyard elderberries were just food for the birds or a tasty pie? Research shows they may be a flu-fighting powerhouse! Try this tincture and see.
Elderberry syrup time folks! No elderberries? Plant them in the spring and the following year you will be using this recipe and so many more!
An infusion of dried elderberries and dried elderflowers in gin. Delicious in champagne!
Around here, elderberries are growing thick in parks and on the side of the road. This elderberry syrup is one delicious way to put away the harvest.
A native North American shrub these little gems make the most excellent jams and jellies. Get some friends together to stem them and the rest is as easy as pie.
A good way to preserve elderberries, Pontack Sauce improves with age and being vinegar based, doesn't actually need to be canned... Oh, and the flavor is amazing.
Make your own plant medicine with wild elderberries and alcohol. So good!
How to make elderberry syrup for colds and flu. A simple, sweet syrup and natural preventative and treatment for wintertime colds and flu.