Thursday, 11 September 2008

Hedgerow harvest

Our hedgerows are laden with autumn fruits just beckoning to be gathered and turned into jams, jellies and crumbles.


And sloe gin. Pipany has generously shared her recipe and tips for sloe gin on her lovely website.
The hard bit is leaving the gin to mature until christmas....

10 comments:

driftwood said...

ooh they look so beautiful, and sloe gin is just divine......

Exmoorjane said...

Yum, yum....I LOVE sloe gin, since LittleBrownDog got me hooked. We used to have tons of sloes at our old place but, by heck, they're vicious little beasts to pick....
jxx

Meadowlark Days said...

Lovely photo! A day picking berries sounds quite pleasant about now...

Pipany said...

Hello Diana. I am so going to have to pick your brains about how to take decent photos without bleaching parts of the image...and a million other problems I have wioth my photography. Of course, if you happen to come this way there's a lovely coffee shop just down the road! Thanks for the mention today, you sweetie xx

the flour loft said...

gorgeous photo
wishing you a lovely day
Ginny x

suzanne said...

Homemade Sloe Gin! How wonderful!

Irene said...

I have no idea what sloe gin is, but I guess it isn't gin that is not fast. The berries look great and, as always, great photography.

elizabethm said...

I adore sloe gin and was going to make some of my own this year but can't find any sloes in the usual places. has it been a bad year? Don't think anyone will have got there before me because these are on our land but the bushes are bare as bare.

LOUISE said...

Terrific photo Diana, it looks better still enlarged! Do let us know how your sloe gin tastes? x

kristina said...

I'd never heard of sloes or sloe gin before moving to England, and I still haven't managed to taste any. What does it taste like? I'm very intrigued! K x