Elderflower Cordial

Sweetly scented, creamy-white elder flowers make a wonderfully aromatic cordial. Best gathered just as the many tiny buds are beginning to open, and some are still closed. Pick on a warm, dry day  and be sure to leave some flowers … Continue reading

One for the Ladies ~ Red Clover Tea

Every year, a beautiful crop of red clover blooms in the meadow where I walk Jinks every day. Of course, I take advantage of the bumper crop by picking some and drying it for herbal tea. Red clover is cultivated … Continue reading

Mad about Mushrooms

So, I’ve always been quite partial a mushroom or three. Never have I turned my nose up at the odd gourmet treat of wild mushroom risotto or even a stroganoff concocted from the humble cultivated mushroom. When I was a child, before … Continue reading