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elderflower ice cream

5 days ago

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - home grown supper last night

Okay, not entirely homegrown but a triumph, not least in that Joshua – a picky eater – decided he loved marrow ( aka a very big courgette cooked like a marrow with minced meat and cheese) – after whining that he hated it. Pretty soon he was raving about it. Then…


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.


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.