Elderberry every day around here (garlic too) with the news of the flu epidemic. We take a lot of tincture but also syrup, which I try to make every week or so. This week's batch includes schisandra, hawthorn, rosehips, reishi, astragalus, ginger, and a bit of cloves and cinnamon. I like the flavor the schisandra adds, that little bit of sour complements the taste of elderberry. What kinds of additions, if any, do you add to your elderberry syrup?
Ps. I've been loving the names you all have been giving me for my new product in my last post. It's going to be a hard decision! Winning name will be posted tomorrow.
Week 4 #rosebud yep! I found a rosebud in the garden amongst the #rosehips I can't decide if it has been frozen and preserved from the summer or this winter is faaar too mild! Follow my #seasonal#drawings for 2018 on my blog https://buff.ly/2n3MZac
Currently simmering this on the stove.
I will simmer this down for about an hour then mash it up and strain. I will then add either #honey or raw sugar. The honey will help the immune subsystem more but I might want to ferment some of it into a “soda” and use the rest in a #jello . My goal is to keep it kid friendly just incase anyone gets sick.
If you just make the syrup it will only last a few weeks in the fridge, if you #ferment it you have more time.
Tuesday should be #sexybout day - agreed? This one belonged to Mike. His wife Brandi is one of the most awesome humans I have the pleasure of knowing! Her love of wine, coffee, sarcasm and #sexyflowers made us fast friends.
✨Rosehips✨ are known for their very high vitamin C content. They are great for the immune system as well as for treating respiratory ailments, sore throats, colds and the flu (which is going around like CRAZY this year 🤢🤢🤢). The high quantities of vitamin A and C are also very nourishing to the skin when consumed regularly and can aid with various skin conditions such as rosacea and eczema. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Try this recipe I found by the one and only Rosemary Gladstar❤️:
-Put a handful of dried, seedless rosehips in a half pint mason jar (or other small jar).
-Pour enough apple juice or cider over the rosehips to cover the hips, plus add an inch or two.
-Add in two small cinnamon sticks to and let the mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight. (You can add other spices, citrus peels, or dried fruits if you feel like experimenting.)
-In the morning all the liquid should be absorbed by the rosehips and they should be soft and chewy. Remove the cinnamon and mix in enough honey (or sweetener of choice) to your liking.
-Enjoy on toast or mixed into yogurt. Store the remaining conserve in the refrigerator.
My heart is so happy today. The Self Love roller bottle has been my go-to companion lately. This blend helps to open my heart space by releasing the fear that causes me to shut down and close myself off.
Did you know that rose hips contain 60 times the amount of vitamin C found in an orange?!
Vitamin C is essential for preventing and treating the cold and flu.
Rose hips are just 1 of the 70+ superfoods in my shake and that’s something I’m thankful for during this cold and flu season for sure!
I make sure to drink a shake every day for SO MANY health benefits but 1 being that when I do get hit by a cold, I bounce back much quicker than I used to🙌🏼