For Christmas this year I am using some recreating some recipes we testing in my cooking with medicinal herbs class.

I am making a home-made elderberry syrup using dried elderberries, honey, apple cider vinegar and warming herbs. This syrup is meant to be taken daily to prevent cold and flu. It can also be taken once a cold or the flu hits. You can take it in higher doses to treat and lessen the symptoms that accompany these nasty winter ailments.

I am also making infused olive oil with fresh herbs like rosemary, oregano and thyme. I am first drying the herbs to increase the shelf life of the oil and then letting them infuse for two weeks before using them. This olive oil would be delicious with balsamic vinegar and some fresh bread!

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