Last Wednesday the kids and I went creek stomping with a homeschool group.
While heading back to the car we stumbled upon some ripe elderberries.
There have been a few summer colds going around our house, so I decided to make elderberry syrup.
I brought 1 c berries, 3 cloves, and 3 c water to a boil, then let it simmer for thirty minutes. I then strained the mixture and discarded the solids. I let the mixture cool a bit then mixed in a cup of honey.
I’ve been giving the kids a spoonful each day to boost their immune systems.
The kids love the elderberry syrup. They even enjoyed some on banana oat pancakes.
I loved foraging and hope to find more treasures in the woods soon. Do you ever forage? What do you make?