Gorse Flower Cordial at Cupid Woods

Gorse is a thorny evergreen shrub that thrives on Cornwall’s windswept moors, bathing vast stretches of the Cornish landscape in cheery yellow for much of the year. Also known as furze or whin, gorse plays an important role in area eco-systems, providing dense, protective cover…

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Meet Hugo, The Alpine Spritz

The Hugo Spritz or Alpine Spritz (pronounced ‘Ugo’ by Italians) originated in the northern Italian region Alto-Adige, an area intimately familiar with herbal use in both culinary and medicinal matters, and one where the elderberry plant thrives in summer. From the genus Sambucus, elderberry is a hardy, fast-growing…

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Orange Cream & Prosecco Cocktail

Ingredients for the cream 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 1 orange per drink 3 parts Prosecco 2 parts fresh orange juice 1 part Schweppes tonic or similar Instructions Whip the cream with the orange zest,…

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The Revival of Magalotti Beer

Magalotti Brewery was in operation in the Umbrian town of Terni from 1845 to 1936. At the height of its production, it made ice and soft beverages in addition to beer, putting to use the natural spring waters abundant in the area. Magalotti was a…

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