So it’s that season again..time to collect natures harvest and forage for everything from sloes to damsons to apple and blackberries of course. I do so love this time of year, it’s a chance to replenish my larder with jams, chutneys, preserves and of course start this years alcohol off. My favourite being sloe gin which when made now is perfect for giving out as Christmas presents and enjoying as a tipple for myself.
Crab apples make a wonderful apple chutney as well as a great cider both of which I will blog about when I make them over the coming weeks. Blackberries which grow in abundance around here make everything from jams to wine and again I will blog about them when I make my wine. You will be surprised at the intense flavour they impart and it’s well worth the wait of a year or so for the wine to mature.