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 – as it stimulates energy, vigor, resilience, joy, and our powers of recovery and renewal of energy.
Hawkwood Nursery Open Day this Sunday 27th June 11 – 4
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.