Elderflower Skills Swap

Another beautiful summer day, another Transition Skill Swap.
 It’s the 19th of June and the elderflowers are at their peak. Plenty to collect and a keen group listened to Mike Ashton who demonstrated how to make elderflower cordial and champagne. While the elderflowers were being prepared to soak in their lemon and orange bath overnight, or for a few days depending on their final destination, we sampled elderflower fritters... a first for most of us, they were quite tasty, esp. with a dusting of icing sugar. The dandelion flower fritters - well, mixed reviews.

Then, work done – we tucked into another delicious shared lunch, enjoyed each other’s company and helped each other get elderflowers ready for their chosen tipple.

We do have such a wealth of skills available in the group. Please let us know if you have a skill to share. We plan to do another skill swap in late summer, all about preserving food. Sharyn Singer

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