My photography really doesn't do it justice but here is Hermione's glass creation which she made last week. I'm impressed.
We made elderberry cordial today. Having raided the elderberry bushes we washed them, placed them in a big pan with just enough water to cover them and stewed them for ten minutes.
We then strained off the liquid and added 1 lb sugar and ten cloves to each pint. I can't believe how much sugar we used! We didn't even have enough in the house. Craig had to make a quick dash to the Co-op.
We then stirred and boiled for a further ten minutes before decanting it into sterilised bottles.
Hmm, I guess that's it for that wooden spoon....
Well, the recipe I followed is reported to keep winter coughs and sneezes at bay. Let's hope it does.