sloes

Hedgerow harvest

We went out looking for sloes yesterday to make sloe gin… we found some sloes but we also found hips and haws and blackberries. I have a fancy to make a sort of Cumberland sauce for Christmas using the haws… I’ll let you know how that works out! I want to try and make a […]

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Shy sloes

I’m not a big fan of sweet drinks or liqueurs, but one thing I do like… I’m not sure I know anyone who doesn’t like it, is sloe gin. Sloes are the fruit of the wild blackthorn,  a very prickly small tree; they are extremely sour and bitter, if you eat one raw your face […]

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