Casimira, we have so many wild elderberries on our property, this spring we made elderberry "champagne". You should give it a try sometime, it's made with the blossoms. What colour are your elderberries?
Post by patricklondon on Aug 24, 2013 15:28:40 GMT
Elderflowers in the UK are collected to make a cordial or syrup, which is often paired with gooseberries in cooking, or with lemonade as a drink. Interesting that they grow in hot climates, I'd always assumed they were native to colder northern climates; but I suppose they're tough and invasive enough to flourish across a wide range.
I'm not really sure what I'm going to make with them yet. I'm perusing recipes. Likely a jam of sorts. Last year I made some fritters with some of the blossoms and they were yummy.
They do grow wild here. Actually to a degree of almost invasiveness. I do allow 2 or 3 of them to grow in some spaces where I have room for them. I do have to pull up quite a few volunteers of them throughout the year. The birds love them. I can't imagine you didn't see them growing up in Mississippi K2.
Long ago, we made jam with a mixture of blackberries and elderberries. The elderberries alone are not that great. They grow here too, as well as in northern France -- the black ones, I don't know about the red ones.
Thanks. The next time I see what I think is nightshade growing here I'll post a picture. What we have looks more like elderberry to me, but as stated, I know nothing about wild berries, plants, etc, except for the typically edible fruit such as blackberries.
As the days will soon grow shorter, and we will be relieved of this stifling humid heat, I noticed my palm had produced a really huge bunch of dates. Dates, not as the Arab world knows them but a fibrous yellow pip which I think only the Vervet monkey's might tackle.
I'm not sure the official name for these little beauties but we have always called them "wild hog plums." These are growing on the edge of Paynes Prairie and the fruit is pretty much past its peak, but when I used to cook I would make a few batches of jelly each year. The jelly can range in color from bright red to deep purple, and it has a tart taste. I don't particularly care for most jelly, but actually liked hog plum very much. It also made for a nice gift when visiting friends.