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Elderflower Champagne

23 hours ago

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: V is for Vindication (Kefi, Verditek, Shield and the list today goes on and on)

In today’s podcast I look at Optibiotix (OPTI) where I bought more shares today, Kefi Gold & Copper (Kefi), Guild ESports (GILD) asking if it and David Beckham are breaking up, Nanosynth (NNN), the shysters at Verditek (VDTK) and Shield Therapeutics (STX). It is definately ouzo, or rather elderflower champagne, for supper tonight.

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11 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: last night's fruits of my labour

There are a few firsts in what I provided for the family last night from what was once the jungle but is now a football pitch sized vegetable garden.

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20 days ago

Photo Article: The Rogue Bloggers cross the line at Woodlarks

The fast walkers crossed the line at 9.15. Heroic Nick Richards was there to meet us. Job done. Thank you for all the donations. If you are yet to donate please do so now. Now for some elderflower champagne.

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22 days ago

Photo Article: 20 litres of Elderflower Champagne decanted - will be drinking a bit after we finish the walk tomorrow

I always keep empty plastic bottles so that I can be fecking green and recycle them for use again. The Mrs thinks she is being green throwing them away so that Wrexham Council can use vaste amounts of fuel recycling them. Today, she might understand the method in my madness.

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24 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - it is Elderflower drinks season

For an all too brief period, the elderflower tree at the edge of the top field next to the graveyard bursts into glorious white blooms. And then they are gone. Making hay while the sun shines, last Sunday, Joshua and I waded through the long grasses. I created enough of a track for him to follow through with the grass on either side towering over the little fellow. 80 heads were picked and dumped in our basket and we headed home.

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379 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel – race against time, it's elderflower champagne

Fingers crossed I am off to Greece with Joshua, but not the Mrs, a week tomorrow. And so do I have time to make some elderflower champagne? With a quick recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, I am giving it my best shot.

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385 days ago

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - Nettle beer and nettle cordial on tap

It is all bottled up now. The smaller bottles are cordial, the beer bottles beer, the glass at the front is beer. Joshua and I have both sampled the cordial, diluted with water, and it is pretty good. Meanwhile, the beer is fizzy and like a sour and yeasty lager. The cost of making all that lies in front of you is under a quid and the cordial will keep us going for months. What you see is minus two bottles of each which I handed to neighbours today on my way to pick up elderflowers which will soon become cordial, champagne and ice cream. Watch this space.

 

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396 days ago

My neighbour here in Wales said thank you, thank you so much and it really did mean a lot to me

Joshua and I were discussing elderflower cordial and champagne and so decided to wander to the elderflower bush at the top end of the upper field here at the Welsh Hovel, next to the graveyard. Gosh, the recent rains have seen everything sprouting ahead. I shall take some pictures of the gardens here tonight as I water them as they are starting to look mighty impressive.

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751 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - the Elderflower Production line

To think that poltroons in London pay vast sums for commercially produced elderflower drinks. As you can see below, here at the Welsh Hovel, the production line is in full swing.

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