We are all working hard to make sure we have enough stock for Hanwell Carnival on 18th June at Elthorne Park. We will be there from 11am setting up our stall until around 5pm. Come early to make sure you get a bottle of our delicious elderflower cordial (£2.50). Why not stick with the elderflower theme and also buy some lemon and elderflower marmalade? (£3.00) We will also have a selection of other jams/jellies and chutneys to tempt you.
Now is the time to pick them and make them into a fragrant cordial (ah, the aroma of the south-west corner of the Elthorne playing fields! Nothing like it.) West Ealing Abundance people picked themselves to a standstill yesterday – but there’s plenty out there for everyone for another week or so. Go to the West Ealing abundance cordial recipe for what to do with your harvest.
Diane, Gill and some volunteers from West Ealing Neighbours’ Abundance project plan to pick several hundred elderflower heads on Saturday morning, May 14th – weather permitting at a location in West Ealing. We might do a repeat ‘pick’ on Saturday morning, May 21. We’ve found a location where they’re quite prolific, in the ‘fields’ beyond Elthorne Park, although you’d need wellies to wade through nettles in some places, and a crooked stick to pull down the high branches.
We’ll be following the recipe on the WEN Abundance blog http://westealingabundancew13.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/292/ which we used last year to produce the cordial which went down very well at Hanwell Carnival and will will be selling again at this years Carnival on the 18th June, as well as Pitshanger Party in the Park on the 26th June.
Anyone who is interested in knowing more, or getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers for now – Gill and Diane.