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elderberry

Herbal medicine
A flowering shrub, the flowers and berries of which contain cyanogenic glycosides, essential fatty (linoleic, linolenic and palmitic) acids, flavonoids, mucilage, pectins, resin, tannic acid and vitamin C. It is antipyretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative and a mild stimulant; it has been used as an infusion for colds and respiratory tract infections, and topically for skin irritation and conjunctivitis.

elderberry

(el′dĕr-ber″ē)
A flowering shrub (Sambucus nigra) that produces dark blue or black berries that contain antioxidants. Studies suggest an extract derived from the berries may treat symptoms of influenza or help patients in weight loss.
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a a TASTE of Summer: STRAWBERRIES, ELDERFLOWER CUSTARD AND STRAWBERRY CHAMPAGNE SORBET
Decorate with edible flowers such as rose petals or elderflowers, if you like.
The cake, which is being decorated on the outside with a white, elderflower swiss meringue buttercream, is made of layered lemon sponge, drizzled with an elderflower syrup to a recipe specially created for the couple.
While speaking with Sky News (via (https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/960171/Royal-wedding-2018-date-time-wedding-cake-Meghan-Markle-Prince-Harry-Queen-Elizabeth) Express ), she said, "I'm a practical person and as soon as I heard that her elderflower cake was coming, I thought to myself 'a plate, a fork, a napkin, with a traditional wedding cake, nothing extra.' So you've got the plate, the fork and the napkin and the elderflower cake, a handbag, a glass, the whole thing.
Manager Aneurin Watkins says: "Although Harry and Meghan are breaking with tradition with their elderflower cake, we are using the more traditional fruit cake because after tests, it tastes far better when fried."
A note on ingredients: I found Belvoir Fruit Farms elderflower cordial (nonalcoholic), used for brushing the cake layers, at World Market.
INGREDIENTS: 20ml Silent Pool, 120ml sparkling wine, 3ml chamomile tea, a dash of elderflower cordial, a sugar cube doused with Angostura bitters, lemon peel.
FORGET fruit, chocolate or sponge, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have confirmed that they will be having an organic lemon and elderflower cake for their wedding next month, made by top pastry chef Claire Ptak.
WTh bu WILDFLOWER FIZZ The Meteorological summer started on June 1, but folklore says that summer doesn't start until the elderflower is out.
Cool to room temperature, then add 100ml to the elderflower ix.
Wild Elderflower spritz 4 bottle gift Pack with carry Box (PS12.99, 5.4% abv, 4 x 25cl, amazon.co.uk) is an effervescent blend of sparkling perry, elderflower and a dash of gin, offering a refreshing alternative to a glass of wine, with hints of pear and floral notes.
Now is prime elderflower season, and a good excuse to get out into the countryside to collect blossom to make your own cordial or jam.