Elderberries and rosehips

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Woody girl

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Elderberry I'd make elderberry syrup. Realy good for coughs and colds.
Same with the rosehip.

Are they wild dog rose hips?

Rosa rugosa hips.. the nice big fat ones you see in hedges around gardens are the best for making jam. Easier to get the seeds out and more fleshy and soft.
 

Robson Valley

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I would treat the cleaned rose hip skins like Roma tomatoes.
Dry them and pack them in good olive oil to be eaten as hors oeuvre snack things.
I'm already into my latest dried Romas, need a few (6-8) for dinner prep. That's 3-4 tomatoes!
 

plastic-ninja

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I think I saw something online recently about elderberry honey. If I dreamed it I think it could be divine inspiration as there is no reason honey infused with elderberries would not be delicious (and possibly very healthy indeed). I assume that the elderberries were heated to sort out the oxalic acid but can't quite remember. I'll look for a link.
 

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Billy-o

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Follow a Rosehip syrup recipe. The slight zip to the taste is good for chicken. Slather it on before roasting. Pork too.

Or, crush them up, add some maple syrup (or pomegranate syrup, or just sugar) and spread that on pork chops before roasting/grilling.
 
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MartiniDave

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We make rosehip syrup every year and use it to supplement our vitamin C intake during the colder months, as a hot drink. Great on ice cream too.

Dave
 

DocG

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I've discovered an over-burdened elder (sambucus nigra) in the local woods. Is it possible to use the berries to flavour gin or other spirits, eg vodka?

If the answer is yes, my question is then how?

Advice, insights, links welcomed.
 

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