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They say you can never have too much of a good thing and it seems that currently the elderflower proliferation in our neighborhood is crying out for foraging.
After making some cordial from dried flower the other day we collected a huge amount and dried it.
We were very careful not to take to much from any one plant but we gathered a large bag full by choosing a few heads from each of several large bushes. Each plant still had masses of flowers.
Then I dried them in three batches in our dehydrator.
Meanwhile we decided to explore elderflower champagne. Last year we spent a day foraging with the Galloway Forager and his recipe caught my eye. It looked short and simple. He’s the best place to go for foraged ideas and knowledge.
We haven’t go news on what it is like yet but will attempt to lead you know in a few weeks.
Plus the next stage of the process will be interesting.
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