elderberry syrup–for colds, flu, and ice cream!

at the moment, i have sitting before me roughly 50 student papers that need grading, so i’ll blog instead.   seriously, my house is never cleaner than it is when i have papers to grade.  i find myself doing anything but the task at hand, and i often joke with coworkers that i should just give them all c’s…that way i will be mostly right, and when the A students come crying to me about their grades, I can say “oops!” and change them.   just a fantasy, but, you know…. ok so i was thinking of another really good foundational recipe that i could start everyone out on, and elderberry syrup seems to be it.  if you read the post on iron syrup from last night, this will be old hat.  if not, it will still be very, very easy! so a little about elderberries—elderberry is a fruit that we don’t seem to be too familiar with in the united states, and boy is that a shame!  it grows wild on the roadsides, but most people don’t know what it is and don’t know that you can (and should) eat it. Read the rest of this entry »