Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Mixing Up Elixir
Over the years I have purchased elderberry syrup from organic health stores. This year, however, is my first year to make my own elixir. While doing more research, I have discovered that the "elixir" works better, as it is not heated like the syrup is. Thankfully, the mail was delivered yesterday, and my elderberries arrived.
I do not have access to fresh elderberries here, so I purchased organic dried elderberries. I located a recipe online, and used raw honey.
I'll let you know how this recipe works. You can take it as a preventative, as well as at the onset of illness. There are many more recipes online for such elixirs, than in books.