Monday, 29 May 2017

What a lovely way to spend a bank holiday morning

Our first outing of the newly founded group: From Spade to Plate was a wonderful one.
As it was a bank holiday we had some families come and the children seem to enjoy it as much as the grown ups did.

Yesterday I picked one batch of elderflowers (from the Riverside) and added the lemons and juice in order to have a starter to finish off today.

11am sharp the friends arrived. armed with baskets and scissors, one group went to Alexandra park to pick the flowers, whilst June and 3 teenage girls made the scones.







When we came back, it became a hive of activity. The flowers were rinsed (there was a little black fly) lemons finely cut so tomorrow I can make a batch of Elderflower marmalade to have with the scones.












We bottled the juice, labelled it and went on our way bottles in hand.








Wednesday, 24 May 2017

From Spade to Plate

Now I have my allotment down the road (2 minutes walk), a garden full of lovely vegetables and fruit and a kitchen to process in and enjoy the meals I cook, I thought it might be nice to invite people to join me to harvest and cook and have a meal together.

I have sent out a communication to the NVS group to see if there my be an appetite for this idea.
Fingers crossed, I will have a group of visiting scholars with or without their families who would like to make their first Elderflower cordial on Monday bank holiday.