preserving

On this harvest moon…

At this time of year, gathering food to store from my garden and allotment in the warm, golden light of the afternoons (weather permitting!!), I always think how for our ancestors this must have been a time of celebration, busy-ness and uncertainty – so much to harvest, prepare and preserve!

Elderflower extravaganza!

The hedgerows are filled with creamy elderflowers. It’s time to forage! ¬†Choose elderflower heads that are in full blossom and at their most fragrant to make delicious drinks, skin care and preserves.