Saturday, 8 May 2010
Woodruff. Galium odoratum.
Around here: Waldmeister or "Master of the woods"
Use it VERY sparingly (moderately toxic to the liver and kidneys... hallo?) to flavour Maibowle, a seasonal punch.
Or add a synthetic syrup that tastes much the same (forbidden by law to use plant extracts, see above...) to beer to create a Berliner Weisse, based on a (and I quote..) " cloudy, sour, wheat beer of around 3%."
I have no idea what came into Kennedy's head when he said he wanted to be one.
(The leaves look reminiscently attractive, though....)