Friday, September 07, 2007

Elderberry Elixir

Today, before heading home from work, I found a patch of Elder trees that were in full ripe fruit! I collected a few clusters of fruit into my falling apart cowgirl hat.

I promptly brought them home, removed berries from the stems and mashed them in a jar with a couple of spoonfuls of Rocky Mountain wildflower honey, from Lyons, (local honey!) and then topped off with brandy. I borrowed the recipie, roughly, from Kiva.

mmmmmm....fresh elderberry brandy elixir! Nothing better! Now I better get to work on doing something with my wild plums!


Angie Goodloe LMT, Herbalist said...

Awesome! I also found a very small batch up the mountain, I wish I would have found more, although on the way home I saw more, of course they were in someones yard right off the hiway LOL

Shamana Flora said...

were you able to make something with the ones you did find? Funny how so many elders live onthe side of the roads....protecting what lays beyond no doubt.

"The mother of us all, the oldest of us all, Hard, splendid as rock, Let the beauty you love, be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth"~ Rumi ~