I know ‘up North’ The elderflowers are probably only just out, but here they are over. It was a fantastic year for elderflowers, but it was later than usual, but the conditions obviously suited the elder trees as the flowers were bigger and more plentiful than ever.
We rapidly made and froze our yearly supply of cordial, made far more elderflower champagne than usual – but it seemed so perfect to have lots of chilled drink on hand whilst it was so hot, and nothing quenches the thirst like elderflower champagne ( my version being a soft drink), and we had elderflower fritters.
But alas, apart from the stash in the freezer saved for that winter festival thingy, we are down to the last bottle of champagne.
I think the seasonality of it makes it all the more special, and we shall relish the last.