Fancy a free elderflower foraging hunt?

It’s elderflower season guys!

Did you know this stuff grows in the wild in so many public places across the UK for about 4-6 weeks of the year. And it comes back again every year.

Something we trrrry to do is go on an elderflower foraging hunt at this time of year. We come back with a bag of freshly picked elderflower and love turning it into something yummy.

Over the years we’ve made, gin, cordial, wine, but this year we found a fab recipe for orange and elderflower jam. And I can proudly confirm after nearly finishing a loaf of bread, it’s delicious on toast!

Where can I find it?

Elderflower is abundant throughout the UK, in woods and along roadside hedgerows. From late May you’ll see masses of tiny white flowers hanging in sprays which develop into purple elderberries later in the summer.

What does it look like?

Credit: Pete Holmes / WTML

The flowers are flat-topped clusters of tiny, creamy-white flowers, the fragrance is sweet and summery.

If you come across any on your daily wanders, why not take a little home to make something yummy too!

Here’s a few recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last few years to inspire you!

Elderflower cordial – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/homemade-elderflower-cordial

Elderflower gin – https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/make-things/how-to-make-elderflower-gin/

Elderflower jam – https://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/strawberry-elderflower-jam/

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