"Impeared" memory? A spicy pear bellini might do the trick. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian

"Impeared" memory? A spicy pear bellini might do the trick. Photograph: Jill Mead for the Guardian

Elderflower champagne: 1 pint elderflower heads 2 lemons (or one lemon, and one orange or lime, depending on what's in my fruit bowl at the time), washed and sliced. 1 kg sugar champagne/cider yeast 1 tsp yeast nutrient  1) Dissolve the sugar in a litre of hot water and bring to the boil. 2) Shake the elderflower heads to get rid of insects, and place in a bowl with the citrus fruit. 3)Pour the hot sugar syrup over the stuff in the bowl, cover and leave for 24 hours. 4) Strain the solids…

How to make elderflower champagne

Elderflower champagne: 1 pint elderflower heads 2 lemons (or one lemon, and one orange or lime, depending on what's in my fruit bowl at the time), washed and sliced. 1 kg sugar champagne/cider yeast 1 tsp yeast nutrient 1) Dissolve the sugar in a litre of hot water and bring to the boil. 2) Shake the elderflower heads to get rid of insects, and place in a bowl with the citrus fruit. 3)Pour the hot sugar syrup over the stuff in the bowl, cover and leave for 24 hours. 4) Strain the solids…

The 108

The 108

This gin based cocktail from Emily Smith of Clock Bar in San Francisco marries cardamom and garam masala for a warming winter drink.

Blackberry Liqueurs  |  Stroud Green Larder

Blackberry Liqueurs

LOVE LOVE LOVE!  Easy Ginger Cider Spritzer - make the simple syrup with Ginger essential oil instead of fresh ginger - easy and good for you!  To make a fizzy spritzer, combine ginger simple syrup with apple cider and club soda.  Straws optional. www.oils4me.com

October 2013 Recipes

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Easy Ginger Cider Spritzer - make the simple syrup with Ginger essential oil instead of fresh ginger - easy and good for you! To make a fizzy spritzer, combine ginger simple syrup with apple cider and club soda. Straws optional. www.oils4me.com

I'm making my first ever batch of Sloe Gin tomorrow - I'm definitely going to try this recipe for Mulled Sloe Gin when it's ready!

I'm making my first ever batch of Sloe Gin tomorrow - I'm definitely going to try this recipe for Mulled Sloe Gin when it's ready!

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