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How to make home made elderflower cordial
May 19, 2015, 8:26 pm
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Ingredients

  • 30 elderflower heads

  • 1.7litres/3 pints boiling water

  • 900g/2lb caster sugar

  • 50g/2oz citric acid (available from chemists)

  • 2 unwaxed oranges, sliced

  • 3 unwaxed lemons, sliced

    Method

  1. Gently rinse over the elderflowers to remove any dirt or little creatures.

  2. Pour the boiling water over the sugar in a very large mixing bowl. Stir well and leave to cool.

  3. Add the citric acid, the orange and lemon slices, and then the flowers.

  4. Leave in a cool place for 24 hours, stirring occasionally.

  5. Strain through some muslin and transfer to sterilised bottles.



Asparagus season!
May 16, 2015, 8:54 am
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May in England is the boss. Lilac, wisteria, asparagus (and voting – although that’s another story). We try to eat asparagus every day when its in season, as its gorgeous stuff and we can’t bear to eat it when its been flown half way round the world.

Some amazing recipes here.