Elderflower Cocktail


Here’s a new one. We were given some Elderflower Liqueur (it’s called St Germain but I have no idea why). What to do with it, will it work? At 40 percent proof you can hardly go wrong. So here’s the thing to do:

In a glass of your choice add equal measures of Elderflower Liqueur and Gin (or vodka) over crushed ice. Top with apple juice, or if you are feeling really decadent add some champagne (with or without the apple juice!). Apparently it’s called an ‘English Garden’. Serve with Cheese Puffs


Cooking At Zero Degrees


This is a blog about what we eat at home. Starters, mains, sauces, side dishes, cocktails and links to local shops. It’s all here.  Food is fun, it should be fun to make and fun to eat. For some people making a meal is a chore. If it is then don’t do it;  but please, it’s better to eat something, anything, that you make at home from scratch, because prepared, packaged supermarket dinners  and food have about as much flavour as the plastic or cardboard package they come in.  Food cultivation and husbandry is not just a moral argument.  Eggs that don’t come from battery hens do taste better, cattle properly reared have more flavour –  and just think about it: at its most simple, if they’re not being pumped full of chemicals then you’re not being pumped full of chemicals. How good is that? If you can buy local, use your neighbourhood shops, you will miss them when they are gone.  Most of all, have fun making a meal of it!  Oh, and why at zero degrees? Because that’s where we live – in Greenwich, London.