Thursday, May 23, 2013

Elder - Herb of the Year - 2013

Tina Sams, editor of the Essential Herbal Magazine and the one in pink "photo bombing" Susanna, coordinated the publication of a new book on Elder.  Written by six different women herbalists, this fun little book covers all aspects and uses of Elder, the Herb of the Year for 2013.  Everything from growing to medicinal, to liqueurs and cordials, to candies, to syrup and on and on, elder in the kitchen or elder lore, it is all here in this 40 page book (or available as a down load too).  Tina Sams and Susanna often vend near each other at different herb festivals, to find them you just listen for the laughter!  So a friendly competition was developing on who could sell more of this fabulous book.  

There are over 30 recipes, crafts and remedies in this book.  Lots of fascinating folklore and quality photos to help you identify Elder.  This six friends share all their favorite uses for elder flowers and elder berries in this well indexed book. 

3 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

I never look at our elder tree without thinking of Tina and the Essential Herbal. Our tree is prolific, but I cannot figure out how to harvest the berries because even more prolific are the nettles that grow below the tree.

Cute picture! I'll check into the book!

Marilyn said...

We have some elder growing in our garden. It does look like fun there in the photo. I must say Susanna looks as if she has lost a lot of weight - good job!

Angela McRae said...

Love hearing about the friendly competition! Sounds like fun!