With television predictions of a nasty flu season that's already begun, I made a syrup for colds and flu that I took from Rosemary Gladstar's book Medicinal Herbs and then tweaked it a little. Don't ask me why I seem to make enough of every first trial batch to treat the nation, but somehow I do! I cut up two onions and put them in a saucepan, added 1 teaspoon of garlic and 1 teaspoon of Elderberries. Then I covered the mix with Clover Honey (about 16 ounces as it turned out) and let it simmer until the onion was soft. Then I strained it into 2oz tincture bottles with stoppers (about 6, so yes, I'll have enough for fifty years!) and gave it a try. Although Rosemary said it tastes delicious, I wouldn't quite describe it that way. It's certainly not offensive but it's peculiar to taste onion and garlic in honey!
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.