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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2022, 05:22:52 AM »
The berries are green during development- so those are simply not ripe yet.  They would be tart to the point of bitterness.  I often wait until October before gathering them. 

Here's my recipe:
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup water
the juice from 1.5 cups of blue elderberries, mashed and strained through medium mesh kitchen strainer
1 tsp ground cinnamon OR 1 cinnamon stick

Mix all ingredients in a pot.  Cook on medium heat until just about at boil, then reduce heat to low.  Stirring occasionally with a whisk, reduce to about half of original volume OR it reaches a maple syrup consistency.  Can be canned or just stored in the refrigerator.  Pretty darn good on pancakes or waffles OR as a compote for rare venison steaks.

I am going to make a bunch...I'm a big hotcake , sausage , and egg breakfast guy. Anyone ever try this with Oregon Grape....huge crop this year.
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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2022, 01:37:56 PM »
The bears in my local are eating elderberries prior to any freeze.

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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2022, 06:00:20 PM »
Well unfortunately all the bear sign down there was a sow with two cubs.

On the bright side I brought home a few pounds of elderberries.

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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2022, 07:42:27 PM »
The bear I shot the other day was on an elderberry bush.
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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2022, 04:07:32 PM »
I have watched bears pound elder berries.

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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2022, 08:10:05 PM »
The berries are green during development- so those are simply not ripe yet.  They would be tart to the point of bitterness.  I often wait until October before gathering them. 

Here's my recipe:
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup orange juice
1 cup water
the juice from 1.5 cups of blue elderberries, mashed and strained through medium mesh kitchen strainer
1 tsp ground cinnamon OR 1 cinnamon stick

Mix all ingredients in a pot.  Cook on medium heat until just about at boil, then reduce heat to low.  Stirring occasionally with a whisk, reduce to about half of original volume OR it reaches a maple syrup consistency.  Can be canned or just stored in the refrigerator.  Pretty darn good on pancakes or waffles OR as a compote for rare venison steaks.

I am going to make a bunch...I'm a big hotcake , sausage , and egg breakfast guy. Anyone ever try this with Oregon Grape....huge crop this year.

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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2022, 08:02:18 PM »
Well finally had a solo show up this week on the berry patch. Think itís a boar. Heís sniffing all around right where the sow was.

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Re: Elderberries? And bear sign...
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2022, 10:21:58 PM »
Awful narrow head and big ass. That may be a sow. But if sheís dry, kill her.
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