Elderberries: The Beginner's Guide to Foraging, Preserving and Using Elderberries for Health Remedies, Recipes, Drinks & More (Paperback)
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Elderberries and elderflowers are among the most perfect wild foods. They are packed with health benefits that do everything from boost the immune system to cure the flu, they're useful in all sorts of recipes, and you can even find them for free all over the world (once you know how to find them). Now you can learn how to easily find wild elderberries, forage them and grow your own to make medicinal remedies, baked goods, spirits and more. This comprehensive guide will teach you the health benefits of elderberries and elderflowers, how to find and grow elder shrubs, the best ways to use them medicinally, and an incredible assortment of delicious ways to cook with (and brew with) elderberries and elderflowers. Comprehensive foraging information will help you locate and identify elder shrubs, tell them from poisonous look-alikes and easily gather the flowers and berries. You'll also find out the easiest ways to harvest them, and which ways of preserving them will retain the most medicinal properties. Filled with over 70 recipes for health remedies, jellies, jams, pies, cookies, wines, liqueurs and more, this book offers everything you need to know to forage, grow and enjoy one of nature's most perfect wild plants. Whether you're a novice forager wanting to find local (free ) sources of elderberries for anti-flu syrup, a homeowner interested in growing elderberries and finding delicious ways to preserve them, or a veteran forager looking for fun new ways to make use of elderberry and elderflower bounties, this comprehensive book has something for you.
About the Author
Alicia Bayer is an avid forager who lives in Minnesota with her husband and five children. Her writing has been widely published in books, magazines, newspapers and online. She is also the author of Acorn Foraging (Everything You Need to Know to Harvest One of Autumn's Best Wild Edible Foods, with Recipes, Photographs and Step-By-Step Instructions), A Magical Homeschool: Nature Studies (52 Wonderful Ways to Use Nature Studies in Every Season to Teach Science, Math, Art and More), and Getting Started Homeschooling.