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Offline Katmai Guy

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Elderberries
« on: October 11, 2020, 02:31:06 PM »
Do any of you pick and utilize wild elderberries, the ones growing along eastern Wa roads?  If so, how do you tell if they are ripe and what do you make from them?
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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 02:59:09 PM »
Usually when they are black and plump their done and my folks used to make jelly and pancake syrup out of the liquid, never used the whole berries for much !
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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 03:02:18 PM »
I cook 2-3 cups of blue elderberry down with a few cups of  water, strain out the skins and seeds, then cook with a cup of orange juice, a cup of sugar, and a tablespoon of cinnamon.  Good over pancakes! 




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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 03:24:02 PM »
My wife cooks them and makes a symple syrup, or a tincture. It has great antiviral properties. It also has had medical studies done on its properties.

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 05:02:02 PM »
My wife cooks them and makes a symple syrup, or a tincture. It has great antiviral properties. It also has had medical studies done on its properties.

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 05:07:27 PM »
My Pops favorite syrups were Elderberry and Chokecherry

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 01:21:01 PM »
 :yeah:   mmmmmm choke cherry

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2020, 01:37:19 PM »
There are different types of elderberries and most the ones I see in central washington are the small blue elderberries that are very tart.  You can pick them by the truckload.  I have seen many people picking them to make wine...... :dunno: :dunno: 

Most of the palatable elderberries are bigger and turn dark purplish ot black.  I have eaten them straight off the bush when ripe and they taste great. 

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 02:49:42 PM »
Our family has been harvesting them for years. They are very easy to get and take care of. I'll fill garbage bags full of the main clusters I cut from the tree. Leave them in the freezer overnight and this kills any bugs on them and also allows you to simply rub them off the stem. Then we use a juicer and make it all into juice. From there we makes jelly's and syrup's and daily tincture for immunity build. Very healthy and full of vitamin c!

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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 02:56:38 PM »
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Our family has been harvesting them for years. They are very easy to get and take care of. I'll fill garbage bags full of the main clusters I cut from the tree. Leave them in the freezer overnight and this kills any bugs on them and also allows you to simply rub them off the stem. Then we use a juicer and make it all into juice. From there we makes jelly's and syrup's and daily tincture for immunity build. Very healthy and full of vitamin c!
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Re: Elderberries
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 03:02:07 PM »
Our family has been harvesting them for years. They are very easy to get and take care of. I'll fill garbage bags full of the main clusters I cut from the tree. Leave them in the freezer overnight and this kills any bugs on them and also allows you to simply rub them off the stem. Then we use a juicer and make it all into juice. From there we makes jelly's and syrup's and daily tincture for immunity build. Very healthy and full of vitamin c!

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