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Sloe Season

  • 450g Sloes
  • 1 litre Gin
  • 100g Sugar

Freeze the sloes overnight to break down the skins. Combine sloes, sugar, and gin in bottles or jars. Store somewhere dark and turn daily…or whenever you remember. 94 more words


Alice in Wonderland: Drink Me

The Inspiration:

This November marks the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The classic children’s story combining maths and nonsense (I can’t always tell the difference) has been adapted countless times over the century and a half since its publication from Disney to Tim Burton…for Disney. 244 more words


A Journey With Blackthorn

Blackthorn – such a simple name for a tree, which is based on its appearance, but loaded with deep meaning and resonance. But the Blackthorn tree is far from being a simple tree; in my opinion it is one of the most magically significant trees to be found on the list of Ogham trees. 1,047 more words


Sloe gin

A fortunate side effect of a sponsored walk for my son’s football club yesterday was the discovery of a fantastic place for foraging sloes, blackberries, hawthorn berries and rosehips.

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Sloe Gin (or damson or plum)

Whilst rummaging for the crab apple and rose hip jelly recipes in Mum’s compendium of recipes, I came across the Sloe Gin, as previously mentioned in the… 189 more words


The Blackthorn: Thorns, Pricks and the Ice Queen

Sometimes you are given a teacher out of the proverbial blue, and if you blink, you could miss the lesson they give to you.

I’ve been wanting to meet a blackthorn tree* for a while know. 753 more words

A sloe Friday

There are a few good things about saying goodbye to summer, not least sloe gin.

Rosie, our golden cocker Spaniel, and I took a walk across nearby fields this morning and happened upon an abundance of sloes. 332 more words