Beverages · Foraging

Homemade Elderflower Cordial

I am not a floral person. Don’t get me wrong… I love flowers! But floral dresses/curtains/upholstery? Not me. And floral flavours? Definitely not my thing. Rosewater in my ice cream? No thank you. Lavender in my shortbread? I’ll pass… The one exception to my floral rule? Elderflower. This beautiful, delicately scented flower creates the most…… Continue reading Homemade Elderflower Cordial

Foraging

Identifying Elderflower

Use this simple guide to confidently identify elderflower (then make the most fantastic summer drink you’ve ever tasted!): Tree: The Elder is a somewhat scraggy, untidy-looking tree which doesn’t usually have a single, main trunk. Instead, several stems tend to emerge from the ground and branch frequently, giving the tree a bushy, shrub-like appearance. I…… Continue reading Identifying Elderflower