Making : Elderberries

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Not sure this fits in the category of making.  Because it’s so easy.  I was on a bike ride the other day and noticed the elderberries ripening.  Last year I froze some, but I also dried them.

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This first batch we picked has gone to the freezer.

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The second bag we picked I’m drying in the oven now.  I set it at 170F, and have been drying for few hours.  I turned it off this morning when we left to go somewhere and left them in the warm oven drying.  Now I turned the oven back on again and hope they’ll be dry soon.  (It’s hot today…)

I’m hoping we’ll get to pick a little more elderberries because we use them a lot during the winter and I’d like to share them with my mom for their winter.

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And even the stems are so pretty after we’ve picked the berries.  Isn’t it?

2 thoughts on “Making : Elderberries

  1. Monica August 10, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Aqui también hay elderberries , se llama Sauco , pero nunca he visto que se come , ni le he visto las frutas . Lo usan , la corteza , para el resfrío .

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela August 11, 2013 / 12:13 am

      Mama, y no se comen? sera la misma planta? Aqui hay elderbrries rojos y estos azules/morados oscuros. La gente no los come mucho, ni tan poco es muy conocido. Mas comun es la echinacea, para el resfrio. Pero nosotros le dimos harto al elderberry el invierno pasado. Y el anio pasado fue la primera vez que sacamos y secamos de la naturaleza misma… antes, por un par de anios, los compre secos. Ahora lo hago yo misma.

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