Saying ‘cheers’ with elderberry cordial

30/12/2015 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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My blog was viewed 19,000 times in 2015. WordPress worked it out. “If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House,” they write, “it would take about seven sold-out performances for that many people to see it.”

For a not-very-frequent blogger, the numbers are amazing. I’m grateful that these pages have been viewed, and commented on, so many times. Thank you!

The subjects of these pages include meditation, healing, intuition and nature. It’s about living an authentic life. Many of us have a real thirst for that – and it often takes a practical turn. The most popular posts here are often recipes of one sort or another.

So in 2016, when I gather wild food for the cooking pot, make soaps from the hedgerows and blend fresh herbal teas from the garden, I will share these activities with you.

The most viewed post in 2015 has been a recipe for  elderberry cordial.  I adore elderberries, from their vibrant colour to their delicious, healthy juiciness.

One of the best things about writing that post has been the many comments from readers who have tried out the recipe and/or come up with their own variations. When that happens, there’s a special magic between WordPress, blogger and reader/commentator.

To all who have visited over the past year… I’m drinking to your good health, with a glass of elderberry cordial.





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  1. You have so many viewings because your writing is so beautiful! I feel compelled to comment because we tried some Elderflower champagne on Boxing Day, which my sister had made. I have to admit the highlight was the fizz on opening the bottle and definitely not the tasting! Just wondering if you’ve tried it or have any advice? Wishing you also a very happy new year; we very much enjoyed our winter solstice with you all x


    • Aw, thank you Laura. I last had elderflower champagne quite a few years ago. I remember it was deliciously uplifting. Well done to your sister for giving it a go. Maybe it hadn’t kept so well? Elderflower season will be here before we know it. I’m tempted to make some in 2016. What a lovely Solstice we had together. x


  2. Happy New Year Suzzanne.

    Cheers! (Elderberry cordial)

    Diane Lilleu.

    Sent from my iPad



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