E is showing more interest than ever in wild foods and herbs right now. I think finding the Shaggy Manes and enjoying them so much really encouraged him to learn even more about the plants around him. Yesterday we went out collecting more rose hips so that he could make some rose hip syrup. We found a few different recipes online and came up with this method. He took photos of the steps and was quite pleased with the taste of the end product. It seems there are a lot of bugs going around just now so we will be using his syrup this week to help ensure we stay healthy.
He had to strain them several times to get the syrup clear of the hairs from the seeds. Then he put the rose hip liquid back into the pot where he had already warmed some honey.
elderberry elixir and wait patiently (or not so patiently) until it is done.