02 December 2009


Across the road and down a steep bank, amongst an overgrown garden there blooms an Elder tree. Beautiful, but impossible to reach from above or below. Those little white explosions of scent taunted me as I dreamed of Elderflower Champagne.

Then, oh happy day, amongst a tangle of blackberry, cabbages and chickens, I stumbled upon another Elder tree. Yes!

I plucked some blooms and now have a sweet liquid ready to bottle. I used Jannelle's recipe and will keep the bottles in the shed in case they explode, as apparently can happen.


  1. i'll bet this will taste as beautiful as it looks! and how fun to be able to design your own wine labels.....! hugs, :))

  2. Oh my gosh...that is going to be just delightful! Maybe it will be ready in time for a new years celebration :)

  3. Good luck....I can smell it now. ( I'm going to open one of mine tonight to see if it has been successful ~ fingers crossed.) xx

  4. Such YUMMY photographs.. Makes them feel like I could reach out and touch them.

  5. You enchant me so.

    I've been away from your blog too long and hope to catch up a bit today. Want to send along some very big wishes for a blissful and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!