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- Elderberry Cough Syrup
Tue 3-Aug-10
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Rae Mond
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It's not a cough syrup specific query, but I have a load of elderberries I picked and froze last year, and am wondering if they'll be of any use for anything now, or if I should jsut defrost them and chuck them in the compost bin?

There's about a litre of them, i guess.

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Mon 11-Oct-10
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Hi there

Glad you all like my recipe! I have certainally made the syrup from frozen berries and have found that it is just as good as from fresh.

I have another recipe for a Thyme and Onion Cough syrup

Recipe here

on my website as well as how to videos on making a Marigold Healing balm 

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Cheers

Tim

Mon 11-Oct-10
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Thanks for the links Tim. I've shortened them so that we don't get page distortion.

Welcome to the forum too, I hope you'll contribute sometimes?

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Oct-10
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Hi, Tim, and thanks for contributing. Just been to your site and I am very impressed.

We have a great deal of interest here in the allied activities of foraging and herbal remedies. I believe that interest in herbalism is a natural follow-on for those of us who become hooked on simple foraging and want to explore what else can be found in nature.

(0n an aside, remind me to tell you how I lost my trousers in Whalley Range almost 30 years ago big_laugh )

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Wed 20-Oct-10
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you lost your trousers?? surprisedsurprised

Wed 20-Oct-10
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Tim - thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!! welldone  I made your elderberry cough syrup for the first time this year and apart from working a treat, it tastes wonderful too! I think it's the star anise that gives it that extra something. I am a true convert  (or should I say addict!) and will never again buy "ready made" unless truly desperate.  smile

Wed 20-Oct-10
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Not sure if anyone is interested but this year I made Anti-viral Jam as made by James Wong (grow your own drugs) " basially elderberry and apple jelly with eucalyptus. not only does it help keep colds at bay over winter but it tastes delicious. never tried posting a link before, but here goes.

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Wed 20-Oct-10
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Unusual recipe,thankyou, will write it down for one of my experiments for next year - always good to have something to look forward to doing - I use eucalyptus honey to sweeten natural yoghurt then top it with a teaspoon of homemade greengage jam ( I have a sweet tooth!) yummy!

Fri 22-Oct-10
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shelley said:

you lost your trousers?? surprisedsurprised


 

Well, I exaggerate. They were stolen from my hotel bedroom while I was at breakfast.

Memory has faded and I am not certain that it was in Whalley Range. May have been Moss Side.

Never mind!

 Luckily, they were a spare pair. Makes a great story, though smile 

 

Janet - thanks for that really useful link. Truth is, there is such a growing amount of excellent info on the BBC web site that we all often fail to keep track of it. Well done you ok

 

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Fri 22-Oct-10
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Danny, what did you expect, staying in moss side. You're lucky they only nicked your trousers. Don't know how bad moss side was 30 years ago but I was living in manchester 20 years ago and it was a very dodgy area at the time. I had a friend who lived on the fringes of moss side so luckily I didn't have to venture into the scary areas.

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Sun 24-Oct-10
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Wish I had some at the minute, I have a cough brought back from England!!! Thanks a lot guys roll_eyes

Sun 24-Oct-10
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bobquail said:

Danny, what did you expect, staying in moss side. You're lucky they only nicked your trousers. Don't know how bad moss side was 30 years ago but I was living in manchester 20 years ago and it was a very dodgy area at the time. I had a friend who lived on the fringes of moss side so luckily I didn't have to venture into the scary areas.


I lived in Manchester 35 years ago and went to one of the big girls independent schools; on a geography trip on the structure of cities, they took us to Moss side and told us to get out in our school uniforms; I refused; it was as dire a part of manchester then as it is now!!

 

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