This time of year with viruses and colds going around I like to give Easton elderberry syrup. It’s a natural defence against viruses. I put a teaspoon of the sweet syrup in water and call it juice. Easton loves his “juice” and I know it is good for him.
My mom just sent me this –
When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water.
Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft. So go forth and stock up on those pricey little gems, knowing they’ll stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.
Although berries don’t last long at our house I will use this tip when they,are on sale and I want to stock up for more then a few days
yumm – love me some yogurt
I love ice-cream but losing the last of my pregnancy weight has not been easy for me. So for a treat I like to buy frozen yogurt – Easton always wants some but I don’t want him to get used to the sugar. So I make my own now its get a little icy if frozen over night but we usually eat it the same day anyway.
Just put your favorite Greek yogurt in an ice cream maker till its the right consistency, easy!
Sore throats need homemade yogurt popsicles- especially on the rare days that it’s 80 degrees in Seattle. Pretty easy- just freeze some yogurt, I used Greek- and Voila! instant smiles even though they’re coughing and sneezing. I had one too- not bad!