Our first ever step on the road to greater self-sufficiency, even before discovering wild garlic, was making Elderflower Champagne.
Once someone has shown you what Elderflower looks like, you can’t help but see and smell it everywhere you go in early June.
And what’s not to like about an alcoholic fizzy drink that is as simple as sticking it in a bucket for 6 days, bottling and drinking!
Two exploded late at night waking our flatmate in terror that someone was breaking in with a shotgun!
To be handled with extreme caution least they go off before reaching the safety of the garden, where upon the merest touch of the straining wire cage would result in the cork launching into orbit as a ten foot plume of liquid arced across the yard.