The harvest of the elderflower.
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Lovely recipe for elderflower syrup, but it also goes on to talk about fermenting the syrup into wine, then adding it to fresh elderberries to ferment it further into a rich, complex vinegar that will age really well. It also talks about the toxicity of elderberries and how to process them correctly.
But as lovely as #elderberries are, elderflowers are a wonder in their own right. The aromatic flowers appear in the late spring or early summer, depending on where you live. They are creamy, white umbels, although some sources refer to them as corymbs. They can be as wide as eight inches across. The flowers open from the outside to the inside, so when #harvesting, take the ones that are fully open in the center, rememberin #elder #medicinal #botanicals #herbalism #foraging #livetheconnection
We plukken al onze bloemen met de hand en met veel respect voor de vlier!