Elderflower Fizz is a particularly English summer drink: floral, delicate and immensely quaffable. Elderflowers are so widespread and this recipe is so easy, that it seems a shame not to make your own.
Imagine a dish of these light, delicate puffs of sweetness on the table at the end of a meal eaten outside in the sun.
Around here, the elder is in full flower and looking across the fields, it’s easy to spot the cream coloured blobs of saucer shaped flowers. The flowers need to be picked when they’re still creamy coloured; you should leave them once they’ve turned white or started to brown. I once read that they harbour fewerContinue reading “Elderflower Power”
When an elder bush sprang up in the corner of the garden, I kept very quiet about it so that Bill didn’t wrench it from the ground as he thinks elder is a weed, even though I’ve told him it only thrives near a happy home (according to folklore). The bush isn’t very big yetContinue reading “respect your elders”