Elderberry is known for its medicinal properties, both in the flower and the berry. Next year I will pick some flowers, but for this year, it's the berries.
|The berries after rinsing.|
|Sorting--taking off stems, tossing yucky ones. Very tedious.|
|Finally in the pot! I used 2/3 cup for this.|
|My helper adding 3 cups of water. Now to simmer until reduced and then we'll strain out the berries add 1 cup of local raw honey once the liquid has cooled. The honey will make the syrup palatable and also add more good stuff.|