I have never written a blog. Feels a bit strange, but I have heard one gets used to it...
Elderberry Flowers shall mark my first entry. Sumbucus Nigra, in the family of Adoxaceae. (The Wikipedia entry says 'Adoxaceae is a small family of flowering plants, characterised by opposite toothed leaves, small five- or, more rarely, four-petalled flowers in cymose inflorescences, and the fruit being a drupe.'). Elderberries are drupes? That's news to me, I have never noticed nor felt a pit on my tongue...
Bringing the smell of elderberrie flowers into a taste, I find most magical. One stands right next to the trees, fascinated by the wonderful smell effused, which the thousand of tiny blossoms produce. Time for jam! Soaking them in water with lemon slices for 24 hours (or a bit longer) extracts the smell into the water. Capturing essence! Magic. Elderberry flowers bring up true Heimat feelings. Delicious on a savory German bread.
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