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Thread #34895   Message #2927797
Posted By: GUEST,Gallus Moll
14-Jun-10 - 04:43 PM
Thread Name: Elderflower Champagne
Subject: RE: Elderflower Champagne
My health food shop sells a product called 'Sambucol' as a cure for or prevention against colds; it is made from concentrated Elderberries.

I have made Elderflower and Elderberry wine a number of times in the past, both very easy to make, tasted great - no side effects (other than the usual alcohol related ones!)

Re. the witch living in the elder tree - in Scotland it is the Rowan ( Mountain Ash) that cannot be cut down - it is often planted on either side of a gate to protect the house, keep it lucky and safe. - Rowan berries make an excellent jelly for accompanying cold meat (or to make a jus for roast meat)

Best of all is the sloe (fruit of the Blackthorn) - people here are usually reluctant to divulge their 'secret' source of these glorious