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Making Elderflower Champagne

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June and early July saw our hedgerows full of elderflowers and I decided to make elderflower champagne (using the River Cottage recipe, here). I’ve never made anything alcoholic before, so it was a bit of an experiment.

The elderflower heads

The elderflower heads

Into a clean bucket with warm water and sugar (yeast added later, but now would have been good)

Into a clean bucket with warm water and sugar (yeast added later, but now would have been good)


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My New (ish) Toy

I’ve been back in the UK since last August and after a terrible winter, we’ve been rewarded with a fabulous summer. Since we live just 4 minutes walk from the beach and the Axe River runs into the estuary at the far end, it’s the perfect place to have a kayak. I bought one second hand on eBay about a month ago and I’ve been out on it a couple of times a week since.Sit on top ocean kayak
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