May 21, 2011

It’s the season for an abundance of Elderflowers.¬† A sign that the summer has arrived! We have been making litres of Elderflower cordial and Elderflower champagne . It will be ready to drink in a few weeks.

The flowers were picked from trees in Nunhead near the cemetery, at the top of Broadway Market in East London where there is a hidden edible forest garden and in the nature reserve near the adventure playground in Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green. (For cordial and champagne recipes see:  categories: seasonal recipes)

A few more days to go before all the flowers fall.

It is said that Elderflower is very strong as an emotional  healer Рas it stimulates energy, vigor, resilience, joy, and our powers of recovery and renewal of energy.


June 23, 2010

Hawkwood Nursery Open Day this Sunday 27th June 11 – 4

Hawkwood Crescent
Chingford E4 7UH

Energy Cafe will be serving Elderflower cordial, made with flowers harvested from a Hawkwood tree. If you are curious to see the beautiful site where we are based, please join us for a glass, take a walk through the meadow grass, see what’s growing and have a peek in the garage to see the trailer interior undergoing a transformation: from humble horse box to hand crafted kitchen.

Wellies were thrown, salads tossed, barns danced, and our home-brewed elderflower champagne flowed last Saturday, in celebration of the Summer Solstice with Organic Lea. Check out more photos of their mid-summer party, on their website in the next few days:
elderflower recipes can be dowloaded here!