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In the Kitchen: Bottling Elderflower Cordial


One thing we’re not short of at Casalinho at this time of year are elderflowers. We love to dry them for making tea throughout the year, but I also make lots and lots of elderflower cordial whilst they’re in season.

Recipes abound, but this is my tried and tested one – Elderflower […]


In the Kitchen: Elderflower Cordial

The edges of fields are now white with elderflowers, and their perfume is positively delicious. There are a host of wonderful things you can do with elderflowers, but our family favourite is elderflower cordial.

I’ve no idea now where it originally came from, but the recipe I use uses 40 flower […]