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It’s Elderflower Time…..

Elderflower Cordial Ingredients: 2½ kg white sugar, either granulated or caster 2 unwaxed lemons 20 fresh elderflower heads, stalks trimmed 85g citric acid  Method: Put the sugar and 1.5 litres/2¾ pints water into the largest saucepan you have. Gently heat, without boiling, until the sugar has dissolved. Give it a stir every now and again. Pare the […]

Have you noticed the traditional rainbow drawing?

  I was wondering why traditionally we always draw a rainbow with the red at the top and Violet at the bottom? I know when we see one in the sky it’s this way round and we are taught the song at school. However, over the years we have also used the colours of the […]