An extract from my Seasons Journal: ‘The bushes and hedges are heavy, thick and secretive with their luscious summer growth. Roses are pouring over walls, doors and fences with honeysuckle tendrils joining in the great escape and creating a riotous tangle of summer. The elders have bloomed and the large bunches of tiny elderflowers hang from their branches. They have a sweet and delicate scent but it can become overpowering as it hangs in the air and its perfume is most obvious at night as I go to put the chickens to bed. Making elderflower Champagne is one of the simplest recipes needing only four ingredients and it feels like true country living to create this refreshing drink.’ Wondering what this project is all about? Have a look at this entry. P.S. Email me if you would like the recipe for elderflower Champagne.

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