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Home made Goat Yogurt frozen in cubes for easy smoothies.   Yum

You can add fresh fruit and honey to the cubes with Kifir and now you have something to write home about.   Added fresh fruit chai seeds with fresh ground flax seeds and then our farm honey 🍯 !  

We also used some whey and made scrambled eggs 😜(no wayLol). Good morning to us.   Prayer time was still the best part!  

An Ounce of Prevention

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

1 cup dried elderberries (or 2 cups fresh) ~ available at Mountain Rose Herbs
2 tablespoons rose hips
2 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
1 teaspoon dried ginger or one inch peeled fresh ginger
1/4 vanilla bean
4 cups water
2 cups honey

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Directions:

Over medium-low heat simmer the elderberries, rose hips, cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, vanilla bean and water.  Simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until liquid is thick and syrupy and reduced by half.   While the mixture is still warm (or the elderberries will absorb all of your syrup!) strain the syrup through a sieve.  Combine with honey and store in an airtight container (I use a mason jar) in the refrigerator.

1-2 teaspoons a day is recommended to help prevent illness.  Honey is not recommended for children under 1 year of age, due to the very small risk of botulism.