The elderflower season is up on us, a little late this year as the weather has been rubbish in France and the UK but the grand bushes/trees in our garden planted as pushed in twigs a few years ago are in their perfumed glory.
I have posted about Elderflowers before so you you want to . . . → Read More: Today I will be cooking mostly with elderflowers
Hello, Sandra here again for a guest spot. It’s been ages since I blogged and a lot has happened in the meantime. One major change is that Jim and I are now spending lots of time in Kent, it does have some drawbacks (e.g it’s not France!) but we are lucky enough to be on . . . → Read More: Foraging for Fruits
I have been busy using up the surplus quantities of Raspberries from the garden in the production of Sirop Framboise. A traditional drink made with a couple of kilos of raspberries macerated in base spirit and with sugar syrup added after filtering.
Ingredients Sirop Framboise
I use the Sirop mainly in making of Framboise . . . → Read More: Something Fruity
A traditional drink here in France is Sirop de Coquelicot or Poppy Syrup, but commercially it is only found in specialist delicatessens at an eye opening price.
Common Field Poppy
The Poppy has a firm place in culinary culture, most people are used to the idea of poppy seeds which are much used in . . . → Read More: Sirop de Coquelicot
As threatened (sorry I mean promised) I am just putting up a post about Elderflower Champagne.
Initially I thought about putting up the recipe, and describing my adventures in making it, but… there are recipes galore, a quick google will give you more than you need and making Elderflower Champagne is a pretty poor adventure.
. . . → Read More: Making Bubbles – Elderflower Champagne