You’d have to be colour blind not to notice the current fashion for edible flowers and micro greens. They appear in almost every posh restaurant and glossy magazine photo-shoot. And they are very enticing: the bright colours of the flowers and the tiny, delicate but sometimes pungent shoots.
Posted in Cook books and blogs, Desserts, cakes and biscuits, Foraging, In the garden, Vegetables and salads |
Tagged edible flowers, elderflower cordial, elderflower pannacotta, micro greens, pistachio and rosewater cake, stuffed courgette flowers |
We threw a barbecue party at the weekend for everyone who has worked on our house over the past few years. Believe me, they earned it.
Posted in In the garden, Mains, Vegetables and salads |
Tagged barbecue food, beefburgers, bulgur wheat salad, chicken with fennel garlic and lemon, courgette frittata, elderflower cordial, family coleslaw, paneer tikka skewers, tricolore salad on a stick |
I love the foamy, scented flowers of elder but on balance, I probably love them more when they’re made into a fragrant summer drink.
Posted in Drinks, Foraging, In the garden, Jams and jellies, pickles and preserves |
Tagged elderflower cordial, elderflower cordial recipe, foraging, hedgerow harvest, how to make elderflower cordial, John Wright, summer drinks |