It’s been a relaxed start to #30dayswild. My main random act of wildness for today has been to make elderflower cordial. The elderflowers are earlier this year and I wanted to bottle the sweet, heady taste of summer before it’s too late.
Last night I walked out before tea to our nearest elder, just the other side of the woodland copse, along the road, within half a mile of home. Some of the flowers had already gone over and elderberries were forming, but there were enough heads of creamy sweet flowers left for cordial making.
This evening it was ready to strain and bottle. A deep glowing yellow colour in the pan, looking golden once bottled. This is pretty much the easiest foraged food recipe I use and it turns out beautifully every time. The rest of the month will be filled with cocktails, mocktails and slushies made from the cordial.
Look out for elderflowers and make some for yourself- delicious and easy, for me it’s summer in a bottle!