Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup

Making Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial

Magical Midsummer’s Eve: Elderflower and Strawberry Cordial/Syrup Tonight is the night for faeries, magic and mystical revelry, June the 23rd is Midsummer’s Eve, the day before Midsummer Day, also known as St John’s Day, it is the ancient middle of summer as well as the nativity of St John the Baptist. Midsummer, not to be confused… 

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May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer – Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial

Old Fashioned Elderflower Cordial An old recipe - 100 years old. This summer cordial is made with Elderflowers.........once made it can be mixed with sparkling wine, mineral water, lemonade or added to cooking for desserts.

May Day, Foraging and a Prelude to Summer ~ Old Fashioned English Elderflower Cordial ~ The first of May is a special day in my family, it was my maternal grandfather’s birthday and it is the prelude to a month of many family birthdays and anniversary celebrations, of which one is mine. It’s also a… 

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Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup for Easter & Mothering Sunday Cakes & Bakes

Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup

Old Fashioned Sweet Violet Syrup for Easter & Mothering Sunday Cakes & Bakes It’s violets all the way……..I seem to have hundreds of these beautiful, highly scented flowers in my garden this year – they are delightful and make me smile when I open the front door. And to think that just two weeks ago… 

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Old Fashioned Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup

Old Fashioned Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena Lemonade Syrup Tuesday 5th July 2011 ~ Old Midsummer’s Day and My Dad’s Birthday! Mardi 5 Juillet 2011 ~ St Antoine The hot weather continues and I have decided that action is required on the lemonade front ~ I have lemon balm and lemon verbena in the garden… 

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