I'd like regular ancestral cooking emails!
Elderberry medicine my way means no sweetener (it’s sweet enough) and not throwing the ‘spent’ berries away.
Here are four containers of elderberry tonic. The berries were simmered for 30 minutes (2 cups fresh/1 cup dried to 2 cups water). Instead of adding honey/sugar to keep them from going bad, I’m going to freeze them.
Behind the small containers, in the big jar, is an experimental ‘spent’ elderberry soda. I plopped the fruit remains in there, added water, a couple of spoons of dark sugar and a spoonful of whey. It’s now happily fermenting on my counter!
I’ll put some video of the bubbling in my stories.