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Friday, 6 May 2011
The Elders are in flower again, and that means just one thing; Elderflower Champagne 2011.
The recipe I use is this. 6 litres of water, 6 Elderflower heads, the zest of a lemon, the juice of a lemon, 650 gms sugar, and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Mix together in a clean bucket and leave covered for 24 hrs.
The following day, filter the liquid through several folds of muslin as you bottle it. Make sure you use the right flip-top bottles. Leave for at least 2 weeks before drinking. Chill well, and open your bottles outdoors!
This is the lot I made yesterday, and I shall make another 6 litres today.
KITCHENS & CASTLES ..........
*The other weekend, we went to stay with our daughter and family who live
in the beautiful 17th century town of Stamford.*
* I'm not showing you any of S...
3 days ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!