Plums!!

Plums!!

A few of the trees in the orchard are plums! Some yellow some deep pink and a few damsons and greengages thrown in for luck! Some time in August and most often the Bank holiday weekend is the time to pick them! This year with less sunshine than previous years they...

Foraging Fancies – Rosehips and Sloes

This month we are on the hunt for rosehips and sloes! Rosehips, the fresh reds and oranges in the hedgerows at this time of year, which hold vitamin C in plentiful supply, or Sloes like mini plums hiding in the thorny blackthorn bushes. (Be wary of those thorns if...

Foraging fancies – Elderberries

Around this time of year, but maybe earlier or later depending on where you are in the world the elderberries ripen! Earlier in the year we made heaps of elderflower cordial and elderflower wine, but we were careful to ensure we left enough to get plenty of berries,...

Foraging Fancies – Blackberries

Each month I am going to share with you something that can be foraged and a recipe that you could try! This month the Blackberries are in abundance!! They are often the first wild fruit we learn to pick and are everywhere, though be sure not to pick too close to major...

Elderflower cordial

So the past couple of sunny days we have been out collecting elderflowers!! We are lucky here and have both pink and white!! So our cordial recipe as promised to a few is! Ingredients 2.5 kilos of sugar 2 unwaxed lemons20+ fresh elderflower heads85g citric acid...