Fall is here and winter and cold season is quickly approaching. In our house this means adding in daily doses of immune boosters to help keep our family feeling well. In the past, we have made our own elderberry syrup and have experienced great benefits. We have noticed a difference in both the frequency of colds and the severity. This is due to the fact that elderberrys contain high levels of vitamins A and C, as well as a flavonoid and antioxidants.
I typically try to keep some made and frozen throughout the year for those instances when someone gets sick but this past year I started experimenting more once I discovered Kevita made an elderberry apple cider vinegar tonic. I branched out the last time I started feeling sick and didn't have already made syrup on hand and no local honey to make a new batch. I ended up making elderberry tea and loved it! This got me thinking about other ways to use elderberries and elderberry syrup. So, this lead me to where we are today.