Elderflower Ice Cream

Been foraging again, for elderflowers. What else at this time of year, eh.

So now there are four recipes for these delectable little flowers available on the CBP website. Whoopeee!

This one is just as delicious as the others, and just a bit naughtier. It’s also somewhat of a cheat as far as making ice cream goes, so happy days. No churning required.  Continue reading “Elderflower Ice Cream”

3 Ways with Elderflowers

Number 2. Elderflower Cordial

OVERNIGHT INFUSING ALERT!

Deliriously happy right now. As I type, 3 bottles of hot elderflower cordial are cooling in the kitchen, and when they’ve cooled it’s ready!

Smug doesn’t come close. From woodland to glass, we did it all! And that feels really good, man. We know exactly what’s in our cordial, I walked there and back so there aren’t any air miles, nothing had to die to bring me one of my all time favourite things. All this and healthy on the wallet.

Sweet mama this is good people (cordial). Passed the taste test and then some and it smells so delightfully sweet and floral. Cannot wait to try a glass in it’s pure form as a refreshing summer cooler, then get straight down to the hedgerow fizz. Continue reading “3 Ways with Elderflowers”

3 Ways with Elderflowers

Number 1. Elderflower Fritters

We pretty much mainline elderflower presse round here and can’t tell you the satisfaction we feel that very soon we will have our own cordial which cost us virtually nothing and created a whole lotta fun in the making. It’s all the way up to 11.

But these treasures are where it’s at. It’s these delightful crispy uniquely sweet things that I left my bed for on a wet stormy sunday morning (in bloody June), knowing I’d be eating these later.

Y’know how you can taste the river in trout and the sea in oysters, well you can taste the woodland in elderflower fritters. Continue reading “3 Ways with Elderflowers”

Picking Elderflowers

We went elderflower picking yesterday. In zone 2 north London, a short walk from Charlie’s. Yep we did.

As the season for these beautiful edible flowers is short (end May to early June), we hoped we weren’t too late. We weren’t at all, we hit the jackpot.

Reckon folks, Londoners anyway, have got a few days yet to get out there and get yee some. S’up. We’ll be back in the week with recipes for this lot.

When nature’s bounty is plentiful (and only then)….

 

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