June is the month for Elderflowers and lovely walks.
Today starts sunny and bright with not a cloud in the sky. We are expecting 29C so it might be too hot to go for a walk in open fields, luckily enough Alexandra park is around the corner and has lots of tree cover, and a beautiful elder flower bush to give us the main ingredient for our Cordial.
We made some elderflower thee
It is a very versatile plant and worth reading more about here
Country file had an article with more elder recipes
Every year I make more and more recipes with it.
First I made the cordial, (always adding the sugar at the second stage to prevent a sticky mess when squeezing out the flowers)
Then I tend to put in the fridge the left over lemons (and slice them very thinly) and the cordial that did not fit into the bottles. So that with the next batch I can make Elderflower Marmalade