The elderflowers are coming!!!

Elderflowers on the treeIn case you haven’t yet been enveloped by the the aroma of fragrant cat’s piss wafting from the trees, allow me to remind you that the Elderflower season is here!  As I mentioned in my post last year, it’s important to plan your picking of elderflowers to get the most of them, and with the forecast in most of the country being for rain over the bank holidays, this weekend is the time to get cracking – the blooms will have lost half their potency once they’ve been drenched by the Jubilee showers and will take a few days to recover. As for what to do with them, there’s a fabulous cordial recipe here, an elderflower champagne recipe on the way, and you could even try making some gorgeous elderflower fritters by coating the heads in a light tempura batter and deep-frying them.

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