Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Elderberries, a portrait











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27 comments:

James said...

I don't think i've tried elderberries but I hear that they are great for tea.

Reader Wil said...

Elderberries are delicious as jam and as wine! Great idea!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

My Dad has made some elderberry wine. They are such pretty little berries.

Anna said...

A most topical post on the letter E. Here our elderberries are not far off from ripening :)

Carol said...

Great Photos...I like the first shot, I haven't seen these growing...or didn't know what they were...this is a great E post...

Linda Jacobs said...

Beautiful photos! I don't think they grow in our area but they look so pretty!

scienceguy288 said...

Yum! I love elderberry products. What are we making here, jam?

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Love the pictures of the process of making ....... ?

Deborah Godin said...

What will these turn out to be?

Weeping Sore said...

Wow and wow and delicious! I sometimes forget that one of the joys of gardening is harvesting, cooking and eating/drinking.

Nina said...

Right now, the juice is what I've gained form the pile of berries.
I'll probably freeze it as such, and revisit it in the fall, when standing over a boiling pot is more welcome.
I may make jelly or syrup or ?

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the title (Portrait). You really follow the life of an elderberry! But where are you munching at the end?

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Like the wine and jelly.

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Granny Smith said...

I don't think elderberries grow in California. My mother, a former Kansan once promised to bake a friend an elderberry pie, but couldn't locate any in California. They look delicious.

KGMom said...

Ahh--this explains the Monty Python quote on FB. You had me mystified.
But, now I get it.

Tumblewords: said...

I've been tempted to try some elderberry 'stuff' again. My parents made wine and jam. The berries are nearly ripe here. Nice photos!

photowannabe said...

I don't think I have ever had elderberries but these do look delicious and would make good jam.

Grace and Bradley said...

Such beautiful photos and so nicely sequenced together. I have no idea of the taste of the elderberry, but I am sure it is delicious.

Arija said...

Mmmm, yummm, Elderberry jelly, what a treat.

jay said...

People have nearly forgotten about elderberries, but if I remember rightly, they're very high in vitamin C! I love the cordials you can now buy made with elderflowers, but elderberry jelly was lovely.

Roger Owen Green said...

Every time I hear elderberries, I think of a line from an old blues song, "Drinkin Wine, Spodie-odie". Nice pictures.

Paula said...

Cool, I wish I could plant one here in Singapore...

Q said...

Delightful!
Elderberry jam would be nice this winter.
Sherry

Heather said...

I love it Nina... absolutely love it!

JOE TODD said...

I've got strawberries,blueberries,and red raspberries but no elderberries I may have to change that

~JarieLyn~ said...

I've never seen or eaten edleberries. They kind of look like pomegranate out of the shell. This was a great choice for today's theme.

Julie Zickefoose said...

Astonishing photos. Martha Stewart Magazine calling.

I have to think that that many elderberries would have some profound medicinal effect when ingested. I thought you were making a pie of them! and thought, wooo, that would be SOME PIE.