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Take It Sloe: Gin Tasting with Sipsmith

My ‘Eat a greater variety of food’ goal extended to types of alcohol recently, because that still kind of counts. I never really drink gin, but my friend invited me to a gin tasting at Balls Brothers, Minster Court, with Sipsmith. 288 more words


Hedgerow Infusion - Sloe Gin

I have not made sloe gin for a few years, so I thought it was about time that I did it again.  I thought that it might be getting a bit late to find sloes, but a like minded friend told me that a visit to Old Winchester Hill in the South Downs would be a good place to find some.  508 more words


My Xmas: White Company

The White Company Christmas Brochure landed in my post box this week (I do actually have an outside post box :-)). As expected I love everything. 265 more words


Things that went right

Well, I did a post a while back on things that didn’t go according to plan. I’m feeling a bit more upbeat at the moment, so here’s a companion piece about a few things that went right. 395 more words

Care Farm

Slow down for sloe gin

It’s dark. It’s cold. The clocks have gone back. We have five months of gloomy nights and chilly days ahead. But wait! What’s that dusky blue berry scattered over the hedgerows? 224 more words


An idiot's guide to making sloe gin

Foraging is one of those things that lots of us want to do but don’t.

The excuses are numerous: we live in the city, we don’t have time, and, crucially, we’re scared of poisoning ourselves. 894 more words