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Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Those of us who make Elderflower Champagne will be doing so in about 4/5 weeks, so NOW is the time to make sure you have enough of the right type of bottles.
The recipe I use (and usually post) is for making 5 litres, so you can see what's required. I only ever use these wired flip-top bottles, as they're the only ones strong enough to cope with the pressure.
So send your children/grandchildren out scavenging, or, if all else fails, force them to drink plenty of lemonade. You'll need about 7/8 bottles similar to the above.
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!