November Recipe of the Month: Elderberry Chutney

There’s no better way to get your medicine than through the foods you place in your mouth!

Herbs make this easy & fun.  Whether you’re adding a bit of cayenne pepper powder to your spaghetti sauces, chopping up garlic cloves for veggie soups, or grating up some ginger root for your chutneys, you’re adding plant medicines. These are our oldest medicines and thankfully most of these we can still grow ourselves. Cooking & enjoying our food with healing herbs is a beautiful way to nourish our bodies & heal our souls. Enjoy this fun recipe!

Elderberry Chutney

3 cups dried elderberries
1 large onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp grated ginger root
1 tsp sea salt
1/16 tsp cayenne pepper
Mix the above ingredients together & add:
1 cup local honey
2 cups apple cider vinegar
Simmer everything together until the mixture thickens.
Pour into sterilized 1/2 pint glass jars, leaving 1/2 inch head room.
Process in a water bath for 10 minutes if you wish to preserve the chutney.
Recipe by Herbalist Brigitte Mars from her Elder book. 
Whenever possible please use all organic items to create this healing yumminess!

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