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Elderflower Cordial, elderflower champagne and elderflower wine – Andy Hamilton

June 1, 2014 // 14 Comments

Although we already have an elderflower cordial recipe on our elder article it is one for making it in bulk. I decide that as I have just made a smaller batch of elderflower cordial, some elder flower champagne and our forum is buzzing with talk of elderflower wine it would be good to put up a few recipes here. Elderflower cordial – Elderflower Champagne – Elderflower wine For any [...]

Elder Folklore and Growing

June 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

Just as the end of summer is marked by elderberries, the start of summer is always marked by the blossoming of the Elder-tree (Sambucus nigra).  In this article we cover elder folklore and growing tips for this popular shrub. If you want to see some recipes of how to make such as elderflower champagne, elderflower cordial, elderflower wine and elderflower fritters then have a look in the wild [...]

Wild food in May – Late Spring Foraging – Food for free in May – Andy Hamilton

May 1, 2010 // 3 Comments

Andy Hamilton “Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire.” –   Virgil May certainly feels like the time when England has put its party clothes on with so many tree and plants in blossom. I think that May feels like that excitement before a party, the weather is hotting up, it [...]