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  • wpid-imag1301.jpgBottled elderflower cordial
  • wpid-imag1300.jpgDissolving sugar
  • wpid-imag1298.jpgSteeping flower heads
  • wpid-imag1299.jpgElderflower heads and citrus zest
  • wpid-imag1297.jpgBagful of elderflower heads

Elderflower Cordial

There are a lot of elder trees with generous displays of flowers all around our local area, so we collected a carrier-bag full and tried to make some cordial.  There were a fair few bugs that needed to be removed from the flower heads, then we steeped them in boiling water and left them overnight, with the zest of a few oranges and lemons.  The next day we added sugar and water and brought to the boil, then bottled in very sticky bottles.


Wild garlic

One of the country lanes near us has wild garlic growing in abundance down both sides of the road, so we have picked a couple of handfuls to cook (with chicken).