It’s elderflower season! And I am giddy from picking this free treasure. I love that even living in a heavily built up and busy city I managed to do a little foraging. These beauties were found by the canal in East London and I’ve been back twice since (I haven’t depleted the whole tree I promise). We’ve had a quiet couple of days after a heavy few weeks and this was perfectly calming and therapeutic. So, a short and simple blog post from me today, and appreciating these beautiful little flowers in all their glory.
Classic elderflower cordial calls for just caster sugar and lemons, however I love the subtle addition of honey.
- 15 heads of elderflower (be sure not to wash them, but do pick off any bugs)
- 500g caster sugar
- 4 tablespoons good quality runny honey
- 2 unwaxed lemons