- a glass jar (if you use a metal lid, place a piece of parchment paper between jar and lid - vinegar acts corrosive)
- elder flowers
- summer savory
- spring onions
- black peppercorns
- enough apple cider vinegar to cover
I have never measured the amounts, so every year again I make an unique blend. I just make sure that the main ingredients of the herb mixture are the elder flowers. Some years I add more elder flower, some years more garlic or tyme. It really doesn't matter. I just pick my elderflowers and then go into the herb garden to see what I can pick. Last year I added some hyssop to the blend. This year I added a small amount of foraged tansy leaves. Chive blossoms would make a colourful addition as well I guess.
Looking for more elder flower inspiration? Take a look here for 5 delicious elder flower recipes. And read about my year with elder here.