Monday, 8 June 2009

Elderflower Champagne

I popped over my friends last night after the mammoth strawberry processing project to bottle up the Elderflower champagne we made last week. It smelt very alcoholic and lovely and was fizzing well. We got 12 litres bottled and could have made it 13 if we hadn't run out of bottles. We hope to enjoy this on our Mid summers eve party.

Here it is fermenting in the bucket.

And lastly, I had to show you this. Its a tomatillo that I bought at the farmers market last weekend, isn't it pretty. It ended up being roasted with some tomatoes to make the sauce for yesterdays pizza.
Now off to smother my hands in some hand cream as they are so sore and cracked. I blame all that washing up I've been doing.



bekimarie said...

Are you sure you didn't just drink the extra 'hehe'!
Beki xxx

MrsL said...

I've bottled my chanpagne too now, looking forward to drinking it. Good to see you using "proper" bottles; so many people don't, thena re disappointed, or end up a bit more than sticky!
Tomatillos are great; mine got eaten by slugs this year, but are easy to grow, just like tomatoes. Have a look out for seeds of the violet coloured ones, they're stunning, I like them raw in a salas, when they make it as far as the kitchenLOL



Lynsey said...

Now I'm going to have to google tomatillo!! LOL!
Mmmm, elderflower champagne...delish! Enjoy! x

Gem said...

Elderflower champagne - yummy! I keep meaning to have a go at making my own, you'll have to let us all know how tasty yours turns out :) x

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