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.

Adopted Motto

"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. 


Willow said...

Do let us know . Making it fresh sounds like a great idea.

Sam I Am...... said...

I think I'd make pancake syrup as those berries look mighty tasty!