Mum’s Taxi service brought my car right back to that elderflower tree again. I embarrassed Teenage Son (again) by jumping out to pick blossoms and brought them home for some more experimentation.
One of our three gooseberry bushes was ripe for the picking so I decided to try Darina Allen’s recipe for gooseberry and elderflower compote. You can find the recipe here.
The finished compote seemed a bit runny but the taste is wonderful. Middle Daughter (her choice of codename!), aged 10, declared the flavours, ‘perfectly balanced’. To me, it tastes of apple drops. This recipe made five jars and each jar is enough for a small weekday dessert for our family of six.
I knew exactly what was in it but refrained from opening it until after dinner. It just sat there, making me happy, all day long. Just look at this gorgeous, beribboned gauze sack. This is the Attic24 Cosy Stripe Blanket pack.
I’m trying to be disciplined and get my works-in-progress finished first but, oh my, I can’t wait to start this!
And now, I have to go put another coat of paint on the bathroom floor, sigh.