Bottling Up Spring for the Whole Year

About four years ago my friend Katy made my day, and made many since, by teaching me to make Elderflower Cordial from the Elderberry tree. The berries are NOT edible, so don’t go taste tasting those. However, the flower nectar provides a tasty extract worthy of the gods!

Elderberries are everywhere in our area and when flowering easy to find. We have them growing abundantly at Brookbank. I’ve been watching and waiting lately for that perfect time when buds become flowers. In fact, eyes are almost not necessary, because the Elderberry announces her readiness with a gorgeous scent that fills the air. And friends, that announcement is now! It’s the perfect time to bottle up some Spring for the entire year!