Redcurrant liqueur

We have a lot of redcurrants in the garden which are ready now. If you don’t fancy making your own Redcurrant jelly, this sounds quite pleasant 🙂 9oz/255g redcurrants, stripped from stems 9oz/255g brown sugar crystals 3 star anise 2 small pieces of fresh mint 1 ½ pints/750ml white rum Put all the ingredients in…

Elderflower Champagne

In June the Elderflowers are in bloom and a lovely way to take advantage of this is to make Elderflower Champagne which is very easy to make and really refreshing in this very hot weather. The Outreach Officer gave a sample that she made recently and it’s lovely. It only has about 1.5% alcohol content…

April 2018 Update

Hello. Now that the weather is (hopefully) warming up a bit it is a favourite time of year for many people. The birds are singing and busy nest-building and there is plenty of blossom about, even though some trees/shrubs won’t be in full leaf for another month. As well as the obvious cherry we can…