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elderberry syrup


Today was beautiful.  We played outside, raked leaves and made
elderberry syrup– just in case the flu comes our way we will be
prepared.  Here is info on elderberry syrup and flu

Here is the recipe

The recipe is:

  • 1/2 cup dried (or 1 cup fresh or frozen) elderberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 cloves
  • 1 TBSP freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup wild, local honey

Put everything except the honey in a saucepan, cover and bring to a
boil, then turn it down to a simmer and cover again.  Let it simmer
until the liquid is reduced by one-half (which takes 20-30 minutes).

Pour the liquid over a strainer into a bowl and mash down the
elderberries to get more of the good juice out.

Add the honey to the juice and stir.  They say it can be stored in a
closed jar in the fridge for up to a couple weeks (although on other
sites they've said months).

As a preventative take 1 TBSP/day, and when sick you can take up to 1

is very yummy!  No pictures again today… I'll try for some tomorrow! 
But maybe you noticed I changed the blog a bit… that happens to be
the Austin, Tx cityscape — I might need to get used to looking at
it… hmmm

And I am playing with new features like links and videos– so high tech!

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  1. susan humphrey

    I haven’t listened to the video yet, but I will! Probably some schools kill creativity,or at least dampen the creative spark, but my classroom did not!! It just depends on the school and the classroom.
    That cityscape sure is a far cry from your orchard view…
    I love elderberry syrup, but I never saw a recipe before! We buy great syrup at the co-op; it is made locally (and now I know how!) Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Melissa

    I’m here again Megan! Leah’s stuffy and so I’m making more syrup! I have now written this recipe down on an index card! Thanks so much for posting this!


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