Great heated with honey and spices at christmas
This sauce makes a great accompaniment to dark meats, like venison or gamey birds like Pigeon.
This syrup is said to be great for colds. Either way it tastes great on porridge, mixed with hot water to make a tea or as a mixer for gin.
Its that time of year again, when the days are long and a short walk is filled with the smell of Elderflowers, summer is here!
As far as non-alcoholic drinks go, this one takes some beating.
Stinging nettles are high in vitamin A and calcium and are a good source of protein
Pick your flowers on a Sunny day, if possible. Dandelions close up at night, so you’ll want to pick them as early as possible.
The perfect autumn soup – sweet apples, mixed with pumpkin and warm spices.
Crab apples are available in large quantities from late Summer. This drink is perfect for warming yourself, sat by the fire during the long, cold winter months
This recipe is great for using up the end of season tomatoes that didn’t have time to ripen before autumn, combined with the last of the summer glut of courgettes, and freshly foraged crab apples. Ingredients: 1kg courgettes (diced) 1kg green tomatoes (diced) 500g crab apples (cored and diced) 500g shallots (peeled and diced) 500g…
This was one of my Grandads favorites jams and is a lovely pinky purple colour. The damson is the wild cousin of the plum, and also related to bullaces and sloes. Its slightly smaller than a plum and a little on the sour side. I only know of one location locally to me where they…
I love stocking the cupboard with crab apple jelly, It’s great spread on toast, dolloped onto porridge or served with pork. It’s a fantastic pinky orange colour. It amazes me that no one else seems to pick the small, scabby looking apples, which you can find everywhere. It doesn’t take long to fill a bag….
Elderflowers announce the coming of summer. They complement the tartness of the gooseberry, which happens to ripen at just the same time.
September is one of my favourite times of the year, as I get to spend a lot of time outside foraging for fruit.
Considered by some to be superior to sloe gin
Every story I know about exploding bottles seems to be connected with this brew.