One day love, the next poison…

Yesterday’s cooking went VERY wrong. Upon my request my Dad collected some elderberries I wanted to use for an elderberry muffin recipe.
They turned out fine.

I had elderberries left and made a smoothie with them for me and my boyfriend.

What I did not know then but now know from painful experience is: they are poisonous if eaten raw. We were retching all night.
The poison is eliminated by cooking. But a colleague told me that baking the berries in muffins for 20 minutes might not be enough to get rid of the poison. I don’t know for sure but decided not to eat the muffins and not give you the recipe.
Foraged foods are for pros only…


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