My friend, Tami, saw my comment on the Common Sense Homesteading Facebook page about wanting to experiment with elderberries, and embraced the challenge with gusto. She and her family went picking, and came home with the entire car trunk filled with elderberries. Bless her heart, I didn’t have time to help her process them the next day, so she stuck them in the freezer overnight and tackled them herself. In this post we’ll share how to process fresh elderberries, plus how to make elderberry syrup and elderberry jelly with those fresh elderberries (or juice), and an easy recipe for a small batch of immune boosting elderberry syrup with dried elderberries. (The ingredient list on most commercial “elderberry” syrup doesn’t contain much elderberry.) [Read more…]
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