I have started a batch of Elderflower Champagne (recipe from the tinterweb - courtesy of Hugh Fearnley Whatsisbob). I made this last year and it is the most gorgeous summer beverage ever. Be warned if you make it though. It gets VERY explosive VERY soon. My first bottle emptied itself all over my kitchen ceiling after only being bottled for 1 day!!! This year, I am going to try not screwing the caps on the bottles until the day before I want to drink it. I'll let you know how I get on. I am making it in my Grandads "pantion" (I think that is how you spell it). I have to say that this does get used lots in my kitchen. The concoction makes the whole house smell divine. As soon as I have finshed this batch, I will make some Elderflower cordial - an essential ingredient in my summer G&T.
Recipe here - http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/elderflower-champagne-recipe_p_1.html
I am also sprouting beans. I have always sprouted seeds and beans to use in salads since I discovered Alfafa in Cranks Covent Garden in the early 80's, but I often found it difficult to find affordable seeds and beans to sprout. Last year in ST Ives I discovered the wonderful Living Food shop, so this year I stocked up again. They do mail order (and I believe they don't charge p&p either) http://www.sproutingseeds.co.uk/ This week I am doing Mung and Aduki beans. Delish!
I am growing baby salad leaves and have raised them off the ground along with a courgette plant in an attempt to stave off slug attack.
I am also making heart shaped ice cubes for my G&T courtesy of the lovely Lisa . May thanks Lisa, but you are really naughty - you shouln't have.
And I am going to take this great bag to bits to make a pattern. My daughter bought a dress in Penzance and they put it in this fabulous bag made from recycled newspaper. If I can figure it out, I will save a load of money and also save the world at the same time. I did bring "Le Monde" Newspaper home from France last year, so a few french paper bags will look really different.