Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Recipe for elderflower champagne


  1. Posted June 22, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    The most unexpectedly lovely thing I have ever made was elderflower fritters – just the flower heads dipped in a light batter and shallow-fried, then dredged with caster sugar and sprinkled with lemon juice. But I only made them once, more than half my lifetime ago now. I suspect the consistency of the batter is critical and I’ve no idea what recipe I used for it now.

  2. Posted June 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    “Mike on the toilet” is becoming a worryingly common theme on this blog.

  3. Mike
    Posted June 24, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink


  4. Posted June 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink


  5. Mike
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    If anyone’s looking for more of Mike on the toilet, here’s another:

  6. Mike
    Posted June 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    By the way, here’s an elderflower recipe I meant to try since I first read it in the River Cottage Hedgerow book, but haven’t yet — Elderflower delight:


  7. Mike
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    If anyone’s trying this, just to be clear: normal screw-topped wine bottles will definitely explode so don’t use them! I use plastic soda water bottles.