Foraging for Elderflowers


So this is what elderflower actually looks like. It can be found growing on trees.


Gather 17 flower blooms, slice two unwaxed lemons and one unwaxed orange. Dissolve 450grams of caster sugar into 850ml of water and leave to cool.


Add the flowers, fruit and 25grams of citric acid to the water, stir and leave for 24 hours in a cool place.


Serve with sparkling water and ice after a victorious game of cricket.


This week I finally became confident enough to differentiate between three of the white flowers that grow in the local hedges and identify which were hawthorn, cow parsley and elderflower without the need to reach for a book or screen. I then found a recipe online, put the ingredients together and 24 hours later we enjoyed our first batch of elderflower cordial. Hopefully there’ll be lots more foraging to come.

About Roze

My name is Roze Sherwood, I am a mother of three brilliant boys; eight year old twins and a nine year old. I’m married and live in Buckinghamshire, working as a graphic designer for most of the time and stealing pockets of time here and there to write and craft. This blog is a place for me to share the craft projects I test out on my three sons. Thank you for taking an interest.

29. May 2016 von Roze
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