Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Limetree blossom cordial - My very favourite period of summer in London is just about to begin…
Make this AFTER you make any other lovely strawberry recipe here on PD.
One batch of ridiculously easy rhubarb cordial turns into three summer drinks. Perfect for warm evenings on the front porch.
No need to go buy love potion #9...you can make your own naughty cordial, made with damiana and other aphrodisiac herbs!
Turn foraged Elderflowers into an ethereal syrup a la St. Germain.
Homemade elderflower cordial from foraged elderflowers. It tastes like spring gardens in a glass.
It is grey in Vancouver at the moment – much like it is every year in early June – and instead of moping about it I have devised the perfect recipe for bottling sunshine!
This is a simple guide explaining the differences between tinctures, cordials, and elixirs, and how to make each one. Includes recipe for simple syrup.
Knowing how to make a simple cordial is an essential tool to increase the variety offered in your pantry. And they aren't just for drinking - salad dressings, steaming rice and baking all love a good splash of summer.
A recipe for elderflower cordial and, of course, a sparkling elderflower cocktail