elder rob

now is the time (here anyway) to get those elderberries in….packed full of vitamin c, they make a fantastic winter remedy for staving off colds and coughs etc. Looking for recipes I came across something called “elder rob”, which despite my years I’d never heard of, criminal!!! anyway, I decided to make some and added some blackberries for good measure.

Picking them is not so easy, growing very well by water, of which there is plenty here (just not on my land!), makes it all a bit tricky, requiring either sturdy footwear or no footwear at all. I gathered several carrier bags full from 3 different farms



This is the recipe I used adding the blackberries, I’ve ended up with 4 litres of the stuff, tastes yummy and should last, drink either watered down cold or heat it up as a toddy


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