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    « It's Fall, isn't it? | Main | Wordless Wednesday »

    October 02, 2009


    Wow Kristina! I have never seen an elderberry but I adore that color (I just got a purse in a similar color...) I admire you dedication with the stripping. :)

    The jelly is fantastic but the stories were even better. :) Although here is where I confess I just don't get Monty Python. :O

    Dana - I'm always dedicated when it comes to stripping! :-D

    Thanks Laura - when either you or I come visit, we don't have to watch those movies. ;-)

    I love your description of elderberries: "If lace were turned into berries, this is what it would look like." What a perfect description of them! We have them growing on my 'blackberry trail', and they're wonderful. They're supposed to be good if you are prone to bronchitis. Here in Belgium they make cough syrup out of them. In the spring, you can take the flowers and steep them in water with a little sugar and make a lovely syrup to add to sparkling water or white wine.

    I love your jam. Unfortunately, our elderberries came and went this year while I was out of town. Next year, though, I'm going to make your jam. And re-watch Monty Python, who I adore.

    I would love to try elderberry wine! I'm so glad I found these this year because I'm really loving this jelly. It's like a grownup version of grape jelly - if that makes any sense. My recipe uses quite a bit more sugar than others I found which I thought was strange. I usually like to use less sugar. But I kept adding it until I thought there was enough so there you are! :-)

    What a great idea! I would never have gone through all of that effort!

    It's pretty damn tasty but I'm looking for ways to skip some of that effort next time!

    I don't think I've ever had elderberries. Wow, 3 hours? So crazy!! It is a beautiful color though, and I'm so curious about how they taste.

    I really like it. It's like a grown-up version of grape jelly if that makes sense. I'm wondering if a juice extractor would help but I don't have access to enough cheap fruit to make it cost effective.

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