This book is for everyone from novices to advanced herbalists and contains everything you need to know to source elderberries and make the most potent and delicious natural remedies and treats.
Used for centuries to fight illness, elderberries’ reputation as an effective home remedy for colds and flu has been borne out by numerous scientific studies.
While elderberry syrup is perhaps this amazing berry’s best-known form, there is so much more we can make from flavorful elderberries! In addition to its flu-fighting superpowers, elderberry contains potent antioxidants that support long-term health. Elderberries make nutritious and tasty additions to baked goods, drinks, and all manner of treats. Once you get started making your own elderberry gummies and homemade beverages, you won’t want to stop!
Everything Elderberry will introduce readers to the science behind elderberries, their traditional uses, what to know about growing and foraging elderberries, and how to prepare numerous mouthwatering elderberry and elderflower recipes. From simple teas, syrups, and tinctures, to jams, desserts, and wine, Everything Elderberry will have you hooked on these gorgeous gifts from Mother Nature! The recipes featured here include:
Elderberry hard candies and cough drops
Jams made with foraged elderberries, strawberries, and chia seeds
Elderflower soda & kombucha
Foraged berry oat muffins
Elderberrry and elderflower tea & tinctures
About the Author
Susannah Shmurak is a green-living enthusiast who researches endlessly about ways we can support our health naturally. As a freelance writer, she has written hundreds of articles on gardening, natural remedies, eco-conscious living, nutrition, and food preservation. She shares practical shortcuts to healthier, more sustainable living on her blog, HealthyGreenSavvy. Susannah resides in Minnesota.
“Elderberries have become wildly popular, and Everything Elderberry provides you with over sixty creative recipes for flowers, berries, and leaves. From peppermint elderberry cough drops, to elderflower sangria, to elderberry leaf salve, this book is a treasure trove of all things elderberry.” —Laurie Neverman, Common Sense Home
"Everything Elderberry is incredibly well researched and thorough, packed with everything you could possibly want to know about elderberries. You won't find a more authoritative book on the subject, and the recipes at the end are especially scrumptious." —Ashley Adamant, Practical Self Reliance
"Everything Elderberry truly lives up to its name! This book is your one-stop guide to sourcing and using elderberries, flowers, and leaves. Highly recommended!" —Jan Berry, The Nerdy Farm Wife
"Susannah's book on everything elderberry couldn't have come at a better time. It is full of well researched information about growing, harvesting, and using elderberries and elder flowers in the kitchen and in the home apothecary. It goes deeper than simple elderberry cough syrup, with creative desserts, from pie to candy and fruit leather. There are apothecary staples too, like immune boosting elderberry tincture, elder flower lip balm, and elder leaf salve. This book is a collection of elder wisdom that draws on experts in the fields of herbalism, homesteading, and gardening. What I found most helpful was the information about propagation. Having stuck elder sticks in the ground to multiply my bushes, with more failure than success, I appreciated the cultivation and propagation chapter the most. With health threats affecting every country in the world, every garden should have an elder to watch over it. Thanks, Susannah, for making this beneficial plant more accessible through your book." —Christine Dalziel, Joybilee Farm, author of The Beeswax Workshop