This is the sight we woke up to this morning!
It was a beautiful sight, everything covered in a fresh layer of white, the trees blanketed with a thick and clinging snow.
Unfortunately, with all the beauty that winter can offer, it also ushers in cold and flu season. Lately it seems like everyone I know has had sick kids with fevers, coughs, and stomach bugs. Since hibernating till spring is really not an option, we have to do our best to keep our immune systems functioning the best that we can.
A couple of years ago I was introduced to Elderberry Syrup. It is purported to boost you immune system because of it's high levels of anti-oxidants and bioflavinoids. It is all natural, safe for children* and easy to make and while I cannot make any claims for what it does, I know that we have not gotten significantly sick in the last few flu seasons which have been particularly bad around us.
1/2 C. dried elderberries
2 tsp. ginger powder (or a 1" chunk of fresh ginger)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 echinacea tea bag
2 C. water
1 C. honey (preferably raw, local honey)