The elderberries are ripe, there was a narrow window between ripe and gone. I froze some for wine, I need to buy some equipment. I made a syrup with the rest. Some will become jelly. I will be using a green apple for pectin. I just need a day off. I made a Elderberry spritzer to taste the syrup. Some say it resembles blackberries, but it does have a lot of tannins. I would compare it to blackberry tea. I plan to save some for medicinal uses. I could use some now as I am feeling run down which usually makes me sick. It does seem to react to my ever-present heart burn though. As does coffee and spicy or acid food.

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