• Elderberry foraging and recipe
    Health & wellbeing,  Recipes

    Elderberry recipe & foraging

    If the summer is the season of flowers, then autumn is definitely the season of berries. I shared a post on elderflower earlier in the year (you can find it here), and now all those flowers have turned to ripe, red berries. The perfect time for picking elderberry is from early to late September. Unfortunately the storms and strong winds seem to have blow a lot of the berries off this year, but there may still be time for you to get a good elderberry foraging in. How to pick Elderberries If you haven’t already worked out where your elder bushes are from picking your elderflower earlier in the year,…

  • Herbal tea recipies
    Holistic remedies,  Recipes

    Herbal tea recipes to cure all your ailments

    Whether it’s a cup first thing in the morning to prepare you for the day, numerous cups to break up the day, or a calming mug as part of your evening routine to get you read for bed. Tea has become a kind of ritual. And with everyone having a very particular way they prefer their tea. It’s a very personal one at that.. The preparation, adding the water, holding that hot comforting mug in your hands. It’s also a kind of meditation. A few minutes of peace out of your normal day to day. You can make that cup of tea even better for you by using one, or…

  • elderflower uses and elderflower cordial recipe
    Health & wellbeing,  Holistic remedies,  Recipes

    Elderflower uses & making elderflower cordial

    It’s the exactly the right time of year to pick Elderflowers. They are covering the bushes and hedgerows of lanes and paths all around me right now, so what better time to write about the uses and benefits of Elderflower. In this post I’ve included tips on elderflower foraging, uses and making elderflower cordial. If you are here just for the elderflower cordial recipe then just scroll to the bottom to find the recipe, but it’s other medicinal uses are worth noting too as it’s far more than just a nice summer beverage. Elder is actually a shrub, but can grow tall if left unchecked so can often look like…