I know right?! Who would have thought it?! Not me :)
So out there in the crunchy community elderberry is something of a cure-all.
And boy. Could we use some curing this week!!
We have been a hot mess of a family.
Hot hot mess.
We have been to the doctor THREE times.
Everyone is feeling miserable (except for of course my husband who was sick for about 30 minutes - he has the immunity of... whatever has great immunity).
So... I recalled hearing about people in crunchyville selling elderberry syrup/potion/hocus pocus, etc. I didn't want to spend tons of $$ on something someone else made... so naturally I went to Wegmans and found they they sell a big jar of concentrated elderberry there!
Truth. It has some other fruit juice concentrates in it too - ideal? No. Terrible? No. I figure if it is magic, I will find some organic pure stuff online - but for now, for a trial, good stuff.
There are lots of instructions for making syrup, drinks, etc... but it's nice and warm - and I want to get my kiddos outside after nap so here is what I made! Here is some more info on elderberry goodness!
We use organic, fair trade, and or local ingredients
1 cup of water
2 tbs of elderberry concentrate
1 tbs of raw, local honey
Handful of blueberries
Handful of raspberries
Mix water, elderberry, and honey well (I put it in a jar and shook it up to make sure the honey and elderberry were mixed in).
Put cut up fruit into ice pop molds.
Dump elderberry mix into ice pop molds.
It filled 4 molds and was DELICIOUS!
Hopefully it will have us feeling better soon too :)
On an unrelated note... it totallyyyyy stains.
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