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?
Mildly alcoholic, naturally fermented and very moreish - the forager's 'champagne'.
Use dried herbs/loose black or green tea to hand make an extra-special "Steeped in Love" Valentines Gift.
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.
Elderflower fritters, done in the style of a beignet. These little donut holes pack a powerful elderflower punch.
Create the delicious, refreshing, trendy North Italian cocktail with an easy wildcrafted recipe for elderflower syrup.
It is elderflower season here in Northern California, and this is always the first thing I do with the aromatic flowers. Add a little of this syrup to seltzer (or vodka) and you have yourself a fancy drink...
An infusion of dried elderberries and dried elderflowers in gin. Delicious in champagne!
What we have been foraging in southeastern New England for the week ending 06/27/2011.
A recipe for elderflower cordial and, of course, a sparkling elderflower cocktail