June 29, 2012
My favorite recipe on my favorite refreshing summer drink...
♥ 50 freshly picked elderflower heads
♥ 6 eco lemons
♥ 40 g citric acid
♥ 2 kg caster or granulated sugar
♥ 2 l boiled water
Gently rinse the elderflower heads to get rid of any bugs and pick off any leaves or brown flowers. Place the flowers in a really large bowl or bucket that has been sterilized by bowling it.
Using a peeler or small knife to shave the zest from each of the lemons and then squeeze out the juice of the lemons in the same boil. Stir the citric acid into boiled water until dissolved and then pour the mixture over the lemons.
Gently pour the sugar over the flowers and then add the lemon mixture as well as the hot boiled water. Stir everything together to make sure it is well immersed. Cover and leave in a cool dry place to soak for 4-5 days. Remember to stir in it once and awhile.
After this time, you are ready to finish and bottle. It's important to sterilise the storage bottles (to avoid any nasty growths) so wash them in hot water and then in alcohol.
Strain the soaking flowers through a very fine sieve lined with a piece of clean muslin or coffee filter into a large jug. Squeeze out as much of the syrup as possible from the flowers so as not to waste a drop! The easiest way to bottle the cordial is though a funnel. Enjoy!!!
June 27, 2012
Love this new website with cool temporary tattoos for adults and kids, designed by renowned artists and illustrators...
June 26, 2012
Postcard from Las Playitas, Fuerteventura in Spain where we had a wonderful time enjoying the sun, the sport activities, the food & wine, the water, the family, the warm temperature and each other...