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after last week’s dandelion coffee, (It was a disaster ) I’m pleased to report a win.
When we started growing veg and fruit I started learning more and more about various things that you can make yourself.
I really wanted to make elderflower stuff. I love the cordial and juice and there’s other things too.
We tried growing elderflower but our bush didn’t grow well at all yet.
Then we did the great foraging days and I got inspired to seek out the raw materials around the place.
Now previously I’ve never noticed elderflowers but since I started looking they are everywhere.
We were very careful to check descriptions and photos before we collected any.
We needed twenty flower heads for the recipe from river cottage.
Like the other flower recipes, this one required steeping in boiling water overnight.
I went out and collected some more.
Have you tried making anything different this year?
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