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Foraging for Elderflowers and Making Ice Cream

 

I was sitting by the window in Cranks Kitchen on Friday with a good friend, celebrating National Vegetarian Week with a slice of Homity Pie, when I spied that most exciting of late Spring things – the first elderflower! Of course, once you’ve seen one you notice them everywhere and, as I meandered back from Birmingham on Saturday (such a flibbertigibbet) I saw them in the hedgerows of Somerset too – hoorah, it’s foraging time!

Elderflowers and Gooseberries are a perfect match in this sweetly sour simple summer dessert!

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