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?
Root Beer Syrup recipe based on experimentation with several 19th Century American recipes.
A recipe for root beer liquer, using three different root barks.
Using a basic dehydrator or just air drying are two more methods of preserving our foraged bounty to use all year long.
How to gather roots of the wild sassafras tree to make true old-fashioned root beer.
How to identify and gather sassafras, a common tree in the eastern United States. Also, some ideas on how to use the dried leaves and roots.
Just boil the roots with some spices and molasses, strain, add sugar, and store as a syrup. Mix the syrup with soda water to make the root beer.