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Elder – Podcast

In this episode, host Joanne Bauman discusses Elder (Sambucus), its history, folklore, and how to use it. Mother Earth Gardener - Elderberry Benefits Mother Earth Living - Amazing Elderberry Properties Herbal Living - Elderberry vs Pokeberry Identification JoAnne's Website: Prairie Magic ...

The Scary Herbs of Halloween

It’s a dark night in autumn. Days are becoming shorter and colder. Harvest time is ending, and pantries are being stocked with fruits and nuts for winter. Inside, beside a warm fire, an old uncle tells ghost stories. Firelight gleams on a bowl of red apples, ready for fortune telling and ...

Making Elderberry Syrup

Making Elderberry syrup by Betty Fikes Pillsbury “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!” If you are a Monty Python fan, you will recognize that quote.  If you are not a Monty Python fan, look it up! Folklore holds that sitting under an elder on Midsummer ...


Elderberry Cordial Recipe

1 quart fresh, ripe elderberries, stems removed 1 cup water 1 teaspoon-size piece of whole fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon whole cloves Honey Brandy Combine elderberries and water. Simmer over low heat for 40 minutes, or until berries release their juices with the help ...

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