An alcoholic winter warmer: sloe gin done the slow way!

Home made Sloe gin (the alcohol content in this recipe is about 25%) is unlikely to be viewed as a key weapon in the arsenal of the self-sufficient gardener, forager or bush-crafter. I will assure you that sipping a dram of the purple stuff, and regaining the sensation in your fingers and toes on . . . → Read More: An alcoholic winter warmer: sloe gin done the slow way!

Turning blackberries into preserves without added pectin

It’s that time of the year when blackberries ripen in abundance. They grow nearly everywhere, are free, and packed full of vitamin C. Blackberries are also particularly high in other antioxidants, due to their dense content of polyphenolic compounds, and are one of the “classics” at the top of the list of fruits able . . . → Read More: Turning blackberries into preserves without added pectin

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