Peonies and Elderberries

It has taken me some time, but finally with two days to go until Christmas I feel in the spirits.

I spent the morning wandering Whole Foods with my mother, of course spending too much time among the flowers. I spent time chatting with the most lovely woman who worked there about peonies, tulips, and how to care for them.


Since I have been ill with a respiratory infection, I picked up some elderberry syrup and made a wonderful tonic. It is so colorful and tastes amazing. Elderberry is an old wives cure for the flu and colds.

3 tablespoons elderberry syrup.

Equal Parts lemon ginger juice and sparkling lime water.

lots of ice.

I’m spending the rest of the day curled up under a blanket reading. Are you prepared for Christmas Eve?



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