On a day that started early with sun backlighting the long grass under the apple tree,
(laughingly referred to as the orchard)
and the urban wildlife newly emerging from dreys
wearing its summer face,
what better way to celebrate than to indulge in a little gathering
So in fine Brambly Hedge style, with a friendly wave to Susan's family
I made rose petal jam using Elspeth's recipe in her Wonderful Weekend book
and elderflower cordial from
Sophie Grigson's Country Kitchen.
And then we took them on a trip to a proper Orchard in Grantchester.
But that is a story for another day.