This is an attempt to document my efforts to grow and eat locally around Melbourne, Derbyshire. My family own a nine acre smallholding on which we grow fruit and vegetables and keep bees, and chickens, but that won't feed us alone, so the idea is to get to know our local produce and to see how easy/hard it is to follow a diet that is local to within 30 miles. The fun part is also trying some new (easy) recipes that use home-grown and local produce. Feel free to comment, send in recipes, and share your experiences of buying and eating locally.
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
Use empty plastic water bottles, which should be sterile.
680g caster sugar or granulated sugar works fine too
2tbsp white wine vinegar
4.5 litres water
Make sure there are as few insects as possible on your elderflowers.
Add the cold water and leave 24 hours.
Stir from time to time to dissolve sugar.
Leave 2 weeks. Check fizziness and let off excess build-up.