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elderflower champane
Posted May 13th, 2011 - 2:42 pm by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
just bringing this post to the surface- (sorry Christine for hijacking the potluck space- I hope it went well).

Elderflowers are everywhere at the moment- you can smell them a mile off. Stanley park, any creek or roadside, any vacant block or little bit of wooded land. its takes a few days to make this- but with little effort or $

http://www.pastymuncher.co.uk/make-elderflower-champagne-a-taste-of-spring-elderflower-fizz/


you can find more here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus

and here on our local variety

http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/herbs/s/sambucus-callicarpa=red-coast-elder.php

enjoy!

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Posted June 8th, 2011 - 7:18 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
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Posted June 9th, 2011 - 12:43 am by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
sadly the blossoms are now finished- I went out to harvest again last night and they seem to be all over-it felt like a short season.

As for the elderberries use- I will have to check further on the use for this species- the elder for the coast is red berried and i know that the berries here are poisonous when raw- unlike the black variety in Europe and Australia- but I believe that it is ok when they are cooked??? but i will look further into this before the berries are ripe! so hold off on eating the berries unless you check it out further

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Posted June 15th, 2011 - 9:29 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
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Posted June 17th, 2011 - 2:29 am by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
but wait.... there more!!!!!!


Just discovered a tree of the elderflowers i know from home just starting to bloom! so i have put another batch on and will try and squeeze a few more batches from this tree while leaving a leaving some to fruit- and keep my eyes peeled for others. Also this tree is the variety that the elderberries can be eaten/ juiced as well so i am very excited!!!




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Posted June 17th, 2011 - 5:40 am by from Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
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Posted June 20th, 2011 - 8:42 am from Vancouver, Canada
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