Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Hello Summer

It must be true - I've been sneezing away like a trooper these past couple of days!

Anyhoo, this past week our kitchen has turned into a mass production zone with pots bubbling, popping and fermenting all over the place on any available workspace and the heady smell of sherbet is wafting in the air tickling your nose as you inhale.

Yep - it's that time of year again.

~ Elderflower Fizz ~

The contents of Grolsh bottles have been consumed and saved, flower heads are being foraged, lemons sliced, water is being boiled and sugar dissolving.

Then comes the concocting, stirring and cackling - it does look a bit like a witches kitchen at the moment - are all being throw together.............with brewers precision, naturally.

Of course the odd pot will be reserved for cordial, but we've found from our previous preserving adventures, it's the fizz that really hits the pop! And the spot.

Honestly this stuff is sooooooooo good.

If you have only one thing on your list to have a go at this Summer and you are confident in the 'know how' then it has to be elderflower fizz 'or' champagne as it's more widely known. Just don't hang around too long - those scrummy flower heads fade fast.

Or if you've given it ago before and it all went horribly wrong - go on, try know you want to.

The recipe we use can be found here.

Just watch out for exploding bottles!